Yes, I have two sickies. And it isn’t the swine flu. Just your regular, run of the mill, plain and boring croup. Which I believe the girls picked up in Yosemite, while playing at the indoor pool which was crowded with lots of snotty-nosed kids. Apparently we all had the same idea on that rainy day…
Last Thursday, I decided to try and take some photos of little Ella. She had been acting a little clingy, but I chalked that up to the “separation anxiety” my pediatrician warned me about at our check-up last week. She is usually very willing to have my camera right up in her face, and is almost always smiling. I thought I would try and take some shots of her wearing this silly little hat that I bought for Chloe a while ago…
Uh oh. There goes the bottom lip. Which usually preceeds a meltdown. But I was hopeful and chose to keep going. In my infinite wisdom, I decided that it must be the silly hat that was bothering her.
Nope. It wasn’t the hat. Or the camera, for that matter. It was the croup, slowly sinking in, turning my poor sweet baby into a grumpy febrile snot factory. It was at this point I decided to stop torturing my child and let her rest for a while. Which was a good idea, I thought. Two hours later, she had a temp of 101.5.
And Chloe is feeling better, but there are moments when it is evident that she is not 100% recovered yet:
We have been weaning her off her pacifier or “pieces”, saving it only for naps and bed time. She has been using it a lot this week as she has been napping a lot…5 hours yesterday! That is a lot of sleep for someone who just took up napping again. I guess that she is just trying to recover from the crap croup.
It has been a long week at our house. Momma ain’t feelin’ so great herself. I don’t know if it is allergies or if I have some rare adult-onset croup. Perhaps I have swine flu. I don’t know, I just hope whatever it is, it goes away soon.
On that note, I am going to bed.