Tuesday, July 12, 2011

In the House of Pestilience

The good news:
Today is my youngest daughter's third birthday. She's adorable, and not currently feverish. The oldest isn't yet sick and is very helpful. We have a good pediatrician. We have a car to get us to the doctor. We have insurance (crummy insurance, but insurance). We have wonderful friends; one baked a birthday cake and another brought us dinner.
The bad news:

My oldest daughter is still (8 days and counting) highly feverish. She has pneumonia and, based on the fact that the doctor heard both crackles and wheezing, may have asthma as well.

My middle daughter, who started it all, developed a new high fever yesterday. She and my middle son, who has been feverish since Sunday, are complaining that it hurts to eat or swallow anything. I think I might see white spots in the back of their throats, so I'm thinking strep.

My baby son also is feverish, and we noticed on Sunday night that one of his ears smelled as though something had died in it. He has a burst ear drum. He also woke up last night at 11:45 and nursed all night long.

Now I'm waiting for the pediatrician to reopen after lunch, so I can call about those throats.


Anonymous said...


Diane said...

Praying, also. Particularly for when all the kiddos are sick...and you have a chance to relax, let go of the tension...and probably fall ill yourself.

melissa said...

Oh bless your hearts. Hope here at the end of the day that you're seeing light at the end of that LONG tunnel. The heat outside doesn't help with the fevers either.

I'll be praying as well.

Anonymous said...

How can she be 3 already?!?

I don't know how you're keeping up with all the symptoms, all at once! So glad you got a little break with dinner and the birthday.


Marcia said...

I'm praying an extra rosary for you today. You are growing in the virtue of patience I'm afraid. :)

Kimberlee said...

Oh dear! I was hoping you were getting better! More prayers!

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