Friday, March 06, 2009

Hiss, boo, grrr. Bummer. Updated

Sadly, both girls are officially germ monsters. Josie ran a fever all yesterday and last night. She's still got one today and the cough with this bug is just miserable. I brought her in to the clinic this morning to make sure her ear infections had cleared up, and got a strep test just to be careful. Luckily the ear infections are gone and she does not have strep. Just a nasty, nasty cold. The most "deb-a-stating" part is that we had to cancel a play date with her "most special friend" C. (All words in quotations are from the mouth of Josie.) So, lots of laying low and taking it easy until this cold passes.

The bummer of it is that my Little Mama is sick too. As I said, the cough is miserable and she has fits of it that last 20 minuets at a stretch. She gets so worn out she just sort of chokes until it's over. Hospice is coming this afternoon to check her lungs and other stats. She's running a low grade fever and just feels puny. At lunch she didn't even fight eating strawberry yogurt, she just made a face and swallowed it down. Poor baby. I really don't like the cough, and there are times it sounds downright barky so I'm trying not to get nervous. Those of you that know me know that I tend to be a bit of a worrier.

So, hiss/boo Josie's sick. Grrr, Marie's got it again and it's a nasty cold. Bummer, no aquarium for Little Mama's birthday this weekend. We'll have to hold off until they're feeling better and it's a drag because I was so excited to show her the fish and all the other things she's never seen before.

Please pray this passes fast, Marie's lungs stay clear, and the coughing fits stop. It's so hard holding her when she's fighting to cough. Despite how awesome she is, and how well she's been doing it's a reminder that she's fragile and her body is just not strong. She tires so quickly. It's hard to rock her and watch her struggle to cough and work to breath between the chokes.

Ugh, I am so ready for cold and flu season to be over. I want some warm weather, flip flops and the sun on my legs. Soon enough I suppose. Until then, I have a couple girls that just want to snuggle. I'll try to update again after hospice comes for those of you who freak out about Marie's lungs as much as I do!

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Marie's lungs sound pretty good, although the nurse was not thrilled with the barky nature of her cough. If it gets any worse I'll have to have the doc see her. Luckily one of my favorites is on call this weekend. Right now we're just trying Triaminic Cold & Cough, Motrin for the eye tooth coming in and chocolate for the cough:)

In other news, Jo feels a little better. Earlier I was telling her she should help me hook up our DVR (the other one had issues and they sent a new one). She looked at me straight faced and told me "Mommy you can't do that, you are a baker, not a fixer". That did wonders for my self esteem!

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3 comments:

Kirstie said...

heres praying that the cold bug leaves your house soon! And I love the josie's thoughts on you being a baker not a fixer that little girl cracks me up!

The VW's said...

Praying that your girls feel better soon! And, that the "baker" doesn't get sick as well! (How cute!)

It seems like everyone is getting sick! I'm with you...flip flops and sun...ahhh.....that would be wonderful! Hang in there!

Michaelene Sargent said...

It sounds like the girlies have the exact SAME thing that Garbear just got over! He's had the horrible, yucky sounding cough since Feb 21st ... and still has it. Fairly low grade fever, cough, droopy eyes, and all colors of snot coming out of his sweet little face. I'm sorry if the girls have this =( get better, quickly! I'm glad to hear Marie's lungs sound clear; the coughing sounds like it's horrible, I'm sorry.
Prayers, prayers, too many. Love and hugs, hang in there sweetie. We got snow last night and this morn, looking forward to flippys, too!