Friday, February 13, 2009

Oh, THAT'S What's Going On!

Yesterday we went to the pediatrician for Charlie and Liv's 2 month check-up and shots. Oh those shots. How we were looking forward to that!

However, that morning Charlie ate a bottle at 8:00 and spit up practically everything. And he was super uncomfortable. I finally calmed him down and put him in his swing where he fell right asleep. He never really woke up, but he kept making little whinny noises, and his cries had sounded a little hoarse. After about an hour I noticed that he was looking a little pale. So I took his temperature, and sure enough he had a fever. Well, at least it was good timing!

Off to the doctor we went. Sure enough, the boy is sick. :( Which explains, in part, the great sleep of the day before. Dr. Patty thinks that he is getting a croup-like cold, but we caught it SUPER early, thank goodness. We had to buy a humidifier and keep his little nose clear. So far so good. I have to say that this is scary for me, though, as I remember having croup when I was little. I woke up in the middle of the night unable to breathe, and I had to physically shake my mom awake because I couldn't call for her or Dad. Frightening is the only word for it. And my poor little boy can't yet shake me awake. So Eli gave Charlie his first blessing, and we felt so much comfort from it. And so has Charlie. Yesterday he slept all day and only ate 4.5 oz from 8am to 10pm! But today his color is much better, he is more awake and alert, and his breathing still hasn't been affected. His fever also seems to be gone, at least for the time being.

As for Liv, she has been sleeping a lot too, because even though Charlie didn't get his vaccinations yesterday, she did. She took 'em like a champ too. A short "Livvy Scream" for each injection, and then off to sleep. It doesn't seem to have affected her much, except for being a little sleepy. Which made for a nice night for Eli and me last night (minus the overwhelming fear of Charlie having trouble breathing!). They woke up to eat at 4:30 and not again until 9:00. Loverly! But thank goodness they feel better today. Charlie definitely isn't in the clear yet, but things seem to be looking up. My poor little babies. It was a rough day for them and their parents. It's horrible to see your children like this. We love them so much!


The Lorenz's said...

I hope Charlie feels better soon. I know what you mean about those worries about illness. When Nora was about 6-8 weeks old she got RSV. Luckily we caught it early enough so no hospital stay was required, but every time I had to give her a breathing treatment I had to hold back tears because she would scream the whole ten minutes.

Anonymous said...

oh, the never-ending worries of parenthood. it makes your heart just ache, ache, ache. but it's worth it - it ends up being so, so worth it.

Em Dog said...

Do they wake up at the same time to eat? I guess that's the only way to do it, eh?
Sorry to hear about our little Charlie. It is still shocking to me how much I love your babies and I haven't even met them yet. . YET! So soon!! Can't wait!!!

Jessica said...

It is hard to see your child, especially your baby get sick, definitely one of the lows of motherhood. I'm glad that you caught it early!

Christy said...

Dr. Patty like Dr. Patty Frances? Cause that was my pediatrician. And I would still go to her if I could.


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