Saturday, February 19, 2011

I think I see a light

At the end of the tunnel that is.  Having a sick 3 month old hasn't been exactly fun.  We just watch her, debate if we should take her in, watch her some more, debate a bit more, watch, debate, call the doctor, wait for the call back, decide to take her in, she has a change in symptoms, we wait and watch more and the cycle continues.  I hate cycles.  I like straight roads with straight answers.

We've been holed up in the house since the sickness started.  I've ventured out of the house to go to the gym, take and pick up Kaitlyn from school (which doesn't involve getting out of the car) and yesterday I was able to go to JoAnn's to get some things I needed to finish a baby shower gift for a friend.  We've missed roller skating lessons, parties, celebrations, getting Samantha's ear's pierced and good times.  But, it's all been totally worth it since it means we've been limiting her exposure to germs and kids we've hopefully both kept her from getting worse and from spreading it to others.

Our rules to be released from house arrest are: no vomiting or diarrhea for 24 hours and off the inhaler.  As of right now we're about 48 hours from vomiting, nearly 24 hours from diarrhea and still on the inhaler.  She takes it every 4 hours and up until today, we'd get to about 3 1/2 hours and she would start grunting.  Today we went about 8 hours before she started not necessarily grunting but having a little wheeze to her.

Kaitlyn is off of school all next week for president's week.  I'm really hoping we can meet those goals super soon because I had a lot planned for next week and I want to be able to do at least some of it.  But, of course, the most important thing is to have them healthy!

1 comment:

AKD said...

I'm so glad things are going better for you! I've been keeping you in my thoughts!