Friday, August 7, 2009

Ready for it to be over already....

So I had planned on doing a long post about our Oklahoma trip but instead I'm going to post a SHORT update on what my past few days have been like.

It all began Tuesday night when I was putting the girls to bed. When I went to tuck Macy (youngest) in and gave her a kiss on her forehead I noticed she felt a little be exact. I went to get the thermometer to take her temp and I was quite surprised when it read 102.7. UGH!!! Why me? Why her? She's been my sick child as of late. I dose her up with some Motrin and off to sleep she goes only to wake up a few hours later with an even HIGHER temp.

I call her pediatrician first thing in the morning and of course it's Wednesday and our doctor doesn't work on Wed. So we are scheduled to see her partner at 3:45. We get to the office and get called back almost immediately. The nurse walks in with a mask on (new policy) and asks what symptoms we're having (only high fever at this point), listens to her chest, takes her temp, and then prepares to swab her for the FLU!! What? It's not even flu season? "Are you still seeing the flu?", I ask her. "We never stopped," she said. Macy HATES the "tickling" of the nose test and fought her. She gets the sample and we are left to sit and wait.

Several minutes later, in walks the doctor (also covered with a mask) and asks if there are any other children at home? Confused, I answer yes, one, my 6 year old daughter. Does she have the flu? Yes, says the doc. WHAT?????? How in the world did she get the flu? We haven't been anywhere? Oh wait, just the McDonalds playground on Tues. and church on Sunday. Who knows. The doctor proceeds to tell me that it's Type A-SWINE FLU!! As you can imagine, my head is spinning. What does this mean? I mean, all I've heard is that SWINE flu is REALLY bad, it can kill people, etc. She proceeds to explain it to me and I calm down. She prescribed both girls with Tamiflu and tells us to call our primary doctor to get some Tamiflu.

Yesterday, was a ROUGH day for Miss Macy. She couldn't keep anything down and had very high fever. I called her doctor back and asked what to do. They told me to give her 1 tsp. of fluids every 10 minutes and called in some zofran for her. That helped TREMENDOUSLY with the vomiting and she even took about an hour and a half nap. However, she still felt yuck because her fever was so high (104.7)

We went to bed last night and all of us prayed over her and would you know that she slept all night and her fever stayed low. PRAISE THE GOOD LORD. She woke up this morning with a low grade fever, drank 6 oz. of fluids, and a piece of bread and is still doing great. Hopefully, we are over the worst of it. I know she is DYING to see our neighbors and get out of this house. Hopefully, by the first of the week she will be better. Continue to pray for her that it doesn't get bad again, which it says it can.

Also, I wanted to wish my WONDERFUL hubby a HAPPY 10th ANNIVERSARY!!! It was 10 years ago today that we stood in front of a church full of family and friends and pledged to love each other forever. It has been the best 10 years of my life. Together we have made 4 homes together, been parents to 3 loving fur babies, been blessed with 2 of the MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRLS, and one angel that lives in Heaven. We have had MANY laughs, joys, disappointments, successes, failures, and trials. All those things have made us who we are today...and I love it.

I love you babe and look forward to MANY, MANY more years with you.
Sorry we can't go celebrate tonight but our flu infested child needs us more....Comes with the territory...HA!!

Love you,