Wednesday, February 11, 2009

sick baby




this is what my sweet girl has looked like the last few mornings i have gotten her up...
get ready, it is a long story... about two weeks ago brenna went in for her 15 month well check up. they gave her the MMR (measles mumps an rubella) 9 days later she ran a high fever, so i took her back in. the kids had all been fighting a cold so i wasnt sure what was causing the fever, but my kids hardly ever run fevers, so i took her back and she had double ear infections and he thought she might be having a reaction to the MMR. so he put her on antibiotics for the ears. the next day (friday) she was still running a fever and i noticed one tiny bump on her face and one on her ear. so i called back and asked what to do. they said again that it was probably the MMR and to give it 48 hours. this would of course put me right in the middle of the weekend when i wouldnt be able to take her somewhere other than the hospital if things got worse. all this right before i am supposed to go to chattanooga. dave and i made a deal that if her fever was 100 or higher sat morning i wouldnt go. when we took her temp that morning it was 99.6 so he pushed me out the door. he is a good man! well saturday she started developing more and more bumps. by sunday when i came home she was COVERED! so monday morning i was waiting at the dr office (no appointment) before he even got there. they were great to squeeze me and make me his first appointment that day. when he saw her, he said he thought it was Roseola. part of the chicken pox family. it is super contagious and there is nothing you can do for it. it just has to run its course. what happens is they run a fever for a few days and then break out in bumps. not itchy but uncomfortable. on top of all this, she is teething so badly that her gums have been bloody AND she has a huge cancer sore on her tongue. !!!!!! so i have been pretty much a wreck for the last week. she is such a trooper and has done great despite everything she has gone through. she is on the end of it now. i am just so ready for spring and there not to be so many germs flying around. this was the same time last year she got RSV. this poor girl seems to have had a lot in her short little life. i know it could be a lot worse and i am thankful it has just been minor things, it just seems like it has been a lot. i always feel like such a failure when my kids are sick. and it seems like that has been a lot lately. it is hard b/c garret is in school and brings so much home. i feel like we eat pretty healthy and take our vitamins and still it is such a battle. ok so i warned you it would be long. sorry!

3 comments:

mom said...

rae looked very cute in her litle orange dress, thanks for sharing those pics. poor brenna, my heart broke when i saw her look so sad and so sick. you do a great job as a mom, don't think you're a failure. you are awesome!! hang in there. love you all

Heather said...

oh sweet baby girl :( i would be a wreck too. once again i struggle with the same thing! i feel like a failure when my kids are sick and we have had the same issue this year with Otis starting school. i have always bragged about what a good immune systems we have....but this year i eat those words. we take our vitamins religiously AND immune boost yet we have been sick ALL winter it seems like. i too am so ready for spring!

Tara said...

Look at her! She looks so sad and pitiful in these pictures, and I can see the bumps on her face! Poor thing. I am so sorry that she has been dealing with so much. And yes, Roseola is very contagious and common- I saw it a ton in elementary school:)

I agree with your Mom- You are not a failure. You can't keep your kids from getting sick, just like you can't keep them from staying healthy. This just builds up their immune systems and will make them be able to fight off things later on. You are a great Mommy!!! (And a great photographer and cake maker too!) Love ya!