Monday, July 14, 2008

Our sick kid...is much better

**UPDATE 7/20/07**
Just so no one worries, I thought I should quickly let you know that Noelle is doing much better. Her antibiotics kicked in and her energy has come back. And so far neither Eric nor I have caught her throat 'buggies'. None of us are getting much sleep during these frantic last days of finishing house projects and packing, but we are hanging in there!
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We just got back from the pediatrician's office. We've got a sick baby at home. Noelle has been pulling at her ears the past couple days and then yesterday afternoon / evening became listless (quite unusual for our energetic child) and disinterested in eating (also unusual). The biggest concern was the 103 degree fever. We called our folks and several friends in the medical profession for advice. The cool bath and Baby Tylenol helped her feel more like herself. She did finally eat her dinner and watched her favorite "Singing Babies" video (BTW, if you've ever seen this, it's a bit creepy looking, but Noelle adores it!). We put her in a pack-n-play in our room for the night and checked on her often.

This morning her fever was better, praise the Lord, but the doctor confirmed the ear infection...AND strep throat. Our poor baby! No wonder she doesn't feel happy! She'll be on an antibiotic for 10 days. Hopefully this will clear up the problem and she will feel great when we board the plane to Chattanooga in 3 weeks. Also please pray that Eric and I do not catch her strep. Needless to say, this would be a super inconvenient time to get sick.

Thanks everyone!

3 comments:

Carla said...

I'm really hoping she's better and you all managed to stay healthy!!!

Carla said...

Glad to hear everyone seems to be doing fine...well...except for that packing and moving of a house.

Jennifer&Eric said...

Thanks! Us too!!

We officially start packing on Wednesday. Today and tomorrow we have 2 different realtors coming to talk with us about signing with them and to take photos/video.

After that, we can RIP the house apart! ;-)