Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Rough Week

We had a rough week/weekend at our house.  It started with Brooksy's accident Tuesday.  Brooks was fine the next day but keeping his band aid on his head was no easy task.  He liked to pull it off and Knox liked to mess with it too!  Then on Thursday Knox woke up from his nap with 103 temp.  He was pitiful.  He couldn't hold his head up,  just wanted to be held, and wouldn't eat anything.  I took him to the doctor on Friday and she said he had an eye infection and a very red throat but that she thought it was just a virus.  So we went home without any medicine.  I think we went through two whole bottles of Tylenol and Motrin last weekend.  Monday morning he woke up with a swollen face and a rash all over his body.  It was time to go back to the doctor.  Gigi came to the rescue and took him back to see Dr. A.  I wasn't feeling my best either and couldn't get it together to load everyone up to go.  I kind of expected her to come back and say it was just a virus but instead she came home and told us he had every ailment you could think of!  He had an ear infection, eye infection, roseola virus, a skin infection on his face, and a virus that caused his runny nose and sore throat.  He was one sick boy.  I think I caught one of his viruses.  Nothing is worse than trying to take care of sick babies when you are sick.  Gigi took care of the babies while I slept and then while they were napping went to fill prescriptions, deliver food to their school for the teachers, and stock our house with groceries.  Thank goodness for Gigi! I slept all day and must have slept off my virus because the next day I felt lots better!  My throat was still sore but I didn't feel like I had the flu anymore!  Of course now the other two are getting sick.  Hopefully they will only catch like two of the viruses instead of all five! Maybe we will all be better by this weekend!  If not, I might have to rethink this whole school thing!  It's not going to be much of a break if I have to take care of sick kids all winter! And how has B not caught any of these things?  Lucky guy!

So, I wrote that last week.  Since then, Ava has gotten the terrible virus too.  She woke up from her nap Friday burning up!  I took her in that evening and she basically had everything Knox had.  Ear infection, eye infection roseola virus, rash, etc.  The poor baby was so sick!  I was so glad she was able to start antibiotics though!  I was hoping hers wouldn't be as bad as Knox's!  Saturday morning she woke up and didn't feel that warm so I thought we were on the mend.  Caroline offered to watch them while I went to tailgate.  When I put her down for her nap she was fine but apparently when she woke up she felt terrible and her little lips were purple!  Thank goodness Gigi was there with her!  Right before the game started I got a call from Caroline!  She told me I probably needed to come home because Ava was turning purple!  It scared me to death to say the least!  Gigi took Ava to the ER and I met them there.  When we got there Ava looked a little better but her temperature was still 104 even after she had Motrin!  This virus is no joke!   The doctor wasn't sure why her lips turned blue but he said to just keep giving her her medicine and hopefully the ear infection would clear up soon! When we were leaving the ER she threw up a little bit and she pretty much didn't stop that night.  It was definitely like a scene from the exorcist!  Gigi was covered, I was covered, poor Coco was covered.  Such a mess!  Ava had about three baths that night! Coco had one.  I felt terrible that I had to send her to bed with fever but she couldn't keep any medicine down.  It was a rough day to say the least!  Oh and my voice is gone and I sound like a man.  Not sure what that's about.  I'm hoping its just how the virus ends!  I still don't feel 100%!  Sunday we spent the day laying around watching Hi-5.  Ava felt a little better but still had fever.  She spent most of the day laying on my chest on the couch.  Gigi brought us soup for dinner!  It was super yummy!  It might have been just what we needed to make us feel better!  

I hate to even jinx it but I really hope we are getting better! I'm ready to feel better, I'm ready for the kids to feel better, and I'm ready for all of us to get out of this house!  I feel like the kids haven't seen their little friends in weeks!  Fingers crossed for a good week and healthy kids! 

PS-Gigi really deserves her own post but Mom, you have been such a big help these past two weeks/last two years!  Don't know how I could ever do this without you!  We are all so lucky to have you in our lives!  Thanks for everything! 

PPS-The receptionist at the emergency room knows us too well.  When we brought Ava in she said, "Oh good, I finally get to meet Ava, hopefully I won't be meeting Knox for a while."  Sad!

PPPS-We have several blankets in the living room right now and Knox is loving it!  He carries them around with him and sucks his thumb!  As soon as I put Knox in his crib at night and for naps he picks up his blanket and starts sucking his thumb!  It's so funny to me that the boys only suck their thumb in bed.  You will never catch Brooks with his thumb in his mouth when he is awake but it stays calloused and it is always in his mouth when he is asleep!   

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