Hello All! Have you ever had one of those days…weeks…months, where you just need a sick day? Well, that was me this week, and I actually took a sick day off but not to play hookie from work…it was to take care of my little one.
I know we all get concerned when our little ones get a cold but my husband and I get
very overly concerned when she gets sick. It stems from her having RSV when she was 3 weeks old. It’s a respiratory infection (sorta like the common cold) but because her nasal passages were so small she wasn’t getting enough oxygen, so she had to stay in the hospital for about 4 days. Worst 4 days of my life. Anyways, the Dr. said she will most likely have asthma…which she does. So after 4 years of going to the Dr. for every little sniffle and cough, we finally found a combo of meds that work for her. An inhaler twice a day and a claritan daily.
Well, she had a little fever on Saturday and hasn’t been able to shake it. It’s Thursday and that fever is still lingering. But now my Dr. said technically a low-grade fever is 100.2 now, not anything over 98.7 like I thought. Umm, okay? When did this change? And, do we get a memo or something of the update? So, she’s had a “fever” of a 100 for the past 5 days, according to ME, not the Drs. Has anyone else heard of this nonsense? Or am I just behind on the update?
Needless to say, she only has a virus, we were giving nose spray and “keep up with her regular routine” and that’s it. Let me tell you, being home with a sick kid for 5 days can drive a mom nuts! I love her, and I want to snuggle her all day but geez, I can’t wait for her to get better.
She can’t breathe through her nose, so her mouth is constantly open and she doesn’t have an appetite so she’s not eating (poor thing, right?) Problem is, her breath stinks like garbage. GARBAGE. I feel so bad for her and me! Then there’s the giving of the medicine. Lord Baby Jesus, HELP ME! Every time we attempt to give her the meds she starts to cry and then asks the following questions:
Her: What does it taste like?
Me: It taste like the same one you had 4 hrs ago.
Her: How much do I have to take?
Me: As much as you see in the little cup.
Her: Can you hold my hand?
Me: Sure, I’ll hold your medicine and drink in 1 hand and then hold your other hand.
Her: How long do I have to take the medicine?
Me: Until you feel better.
Her: When will I feel better?
Me: When you’re done taking all your medicine.
This goes on….every 4 hours! EVERY 4 HOURS. Same questions. Same answers.
Does this happen to anyone else?