Sunday, April 25, 2010

A warm afternoon

Eating Some Hummus (notice the baby dolls)

Hitting the flowers

Grabbing Nakey baby and her glowing, spinning, egg  that was supposed to destroy a bug

Taking off her coat outside when Mom asked her to come in and help hang it up

Creating one of many body chalk outlines with our neighbor

This looks cute, however was among the many refusals to enter the house- primarily so Mommy could go to the bathroom.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Holidays are not healthy days for us!

Around Christmas time it was the horrid stomach bug.  This time it has been this wacky lingering cold.  My throat is still sort of raw and I just don't feel myself at all.  But my poor, poor, little girl has had it I think!  She felt fine this morning, at least we thought.  We went to church and with some fishies, cinderella toys, a sticker book, pencil and paper, water bottle, and her interest in Pastor Truman- Celia was awesome.  She just had her cough- no wheezing.  Well we got home, she had her Easter Egg hunt, ate an awesome lunch and then sacked out on the couch for a few minutes before nap.  Prior to that I noticed goose bumps on her when she went to the bathroom.  I noticed that she felt warm and sure enough 100.4.  She requested tylenol before nap, took a great nap and awoke with a 101 temp, then it was 102, 103, 104!  So gave her some children's motrin to go along with the tylenol, then some more tylenol when she was due.  Wow, the magic of that medicine combo.  She actualy ate dinner and was playing.  She acted completely normally when we put her to bed.  We think we gave her too much, a little lethargy goes a long way with dealing with Celia as far as bed time routine goes.  Although this temp is a bit high for Celia, she tends to get these things and then 6 to 12 hrs later have a normal temp. 
We are a bit concerned though because this at the tail end of a cold.  I talked to the doctor because we were not sure if we should be doing the nebulizer treatments- she isn't wheezing.  The doctor told me to go ahead and do it a few times.  I was still hesitant so we only did it once, she didn't really need it.  I have never called the after hours number before but this is a unique situation and the doctor was nice but gave me advice on how to deal with the fever.  I know how to deal with a fever!  I just thought that wheezing on Friday with cold symptoms that turns into a fever two days later is concerning...
So happy thoughts that this really is only a virus and she is back to herself tomorrow. 

Friday, April 2, 2010

Asthma- Update

Update:  As I called in the last sentence of yesterday's post, Celia woke up 98% better today.  We only gave her 2 nebulizer treatments.  Last night, I had the coughing fits.  I don't know what is up with this cold.  My bad feeling day was Wednesday and Celia's was Friday.  Also, what is up with my vacations ending up with someone sick!!  Now the count down begins, summer is coming!!!  Oh and Celia had a blast with Grandma and Grandpa today!

Today Celia was officialy diagnosed with Asthma.  I have dreaded this.   Nearly two years of breastfeeding kept me hopeful that she would not inherit this awful thing from me.  I was very young when I started with my Asthma and it was triggered by many, many, many things.  My asthma attacks also often came on extremly fast and were bad!   My mother is the expert on how stressful that was.  It followed me through college, got slightly better with some of the new medications into my mid twenties and then guess what- it was gone.  How was it gone?? Pregnancy!!  I haven't been on medication since I had Celia, in fact I haven't had bronchitis since I had Celia.  I used to never get through a winter without a bout of that.

In anycase back to my little one.  Her asthma seems to be triggered by illness.  This is really only the 3rd time she has had a history of wheezing but after 3 they call it asthma.  This is different too.  The first was from a bad case of RSV.  The second was from a cold in September.  This is also from a cold and she isn't getting long lasting relief from the nebulizer treatments.  I am hoping and praying that tomorrow morning she wakes up and we don't have to anything more.  If she is the same or worse, then we will likely be adding an inhaled steroid to the mix.    I also hope she sleeps well tonight, she had horrible coughing fits last night and neither one of us got much sleep. 

Having been a severe asthmatic, having been to the ER numerous times, having been admitted a few times for it- I really didn't want this for her.  But it is what it is!  To keep her calm we have unfortunately watched alot of tv.  She is so looking forward to her Egg hunt at Grandma and Grandpas tomorrow and I hope that we get there.  She always seems to amaze us so I wouldn't be surprised if she wakes up like nothing was wrong!