This week has been bad. Very bad. I got about 2 hours of sleep last night, if that. It started Monday. Vincent spiked a fever that wouldn’t go down with medicin. I hadn’t worried so much about the fever itself, until I realized it just wouldn’t go down. The next day he was so blah and I could tell Kenniston was starting to feel it too. Wednesday Kenniston had spiked a fever and I could tell Jack was starting to fall ill as well.
That night Kenniston woke up every 20-30 minutes. By 11pm she was telling me she couldn’t breath. After some phone calls and prayer, I took her in to the ER. AFter spending some time there, then some more time, I discovered that it would be morning before we were seen. I decided to go home in hopes of getting some rest (HA, that did not happen) so I could call to get an appointment with a doctor in the morning (which thankfully did happen!).
The verdict: Croup. Kenniston currently has Croup and Vincent is recovering from Croup. Kenniston’s requiered some extra help beyond the typical humidifier and rest routine. She had to get a round of steroids. As I started to type this she came out of her bedroom twice both with bouts of Croupy cough. No fun.
I had also made an appointment for Jack as he has had a low grade fever and cough the last few days. After some chest x-rays, we realized that he only has a mild virus. Phew! I was really hoping that Ruby would be able to avoid germs during this go round, but it doesn’t seem to be the case. When I picked her up from her crib today, after her nap, I could tell right away she was hot.
In a way I was relieved. Every time someone gets a cough or cold I just wait for the next person to get it, now that everyone has it we are done….for now.
On the way to the doctor’s office this morning Vincent noticed I was coughing (and have been most of this week) and asked me when I was going to the doctor. I told him “never, Mommy’s don’t have time to go to the doctor, we are too busy taking care of our kiddos.”
I hope you enjoy the lovely faces of these kiddos I take joy in caring for everyday. Day in. Day out. Rain. Or Shine. Sickness. And in health (which really is the norm).