Tuesday, June 28, 2011

A Whirlwind Week

Last week was super crazy busy and long.

Kaylee woke up two Fridays ago with major red puffy eyes that were watering everywhere and a nasty runny nose. Thursday had been our first day out during high pollen counts so her reaction confirmed in my mind that she had horrible allergies.  I gave her some Claritin on Friday and it did not seem to help at all. So, Saturday I switched to Benadryl and it helped her puffy red eyes clear up and not water. She had a little bit of a runny nose for a couple more days and I thought it was all clearing up.

On Wednesday morning Kaylee woke up with a very high fever. 102.8.  She also seemed to develop a nasty cough over the day. After her afternoon nap, she just wanted to cuddle and clearly was not feeling good at all.Over the next two days her fever never broke and her cough was getting worse. Thursday night her eyes started watering again and by early Friday morning I decided to take her to the doctor.

I called Markita to see if she could come up and watch Ella for me as Kaylee was VERY clingy and needy and I knew that the appointment time that they gave me would have me feeding Ella while we were gone. It would just be a better idea to have someone stay with Ella so that she could have her normal routine at home and Kaylee could have all of my attention. Thankfully, Markita was able to come!

At the doctor, Kaylee looked so miserable that all of the staff at the office kept saying "Awww, poor thing." when they saw her. The Dr decided to check her for strep. The test came back positive.  It was actually a relief because I knew then that Kaylee would be getting some relief with antibiotic.

Thankfully, I had taken her Friday because my parents were coming in that evening and we were having a lot of family over on Sunday for Ella's dedication and to celebrate Kaylee's 2nd birthday.  Saturday was the worst day. She looked terrible. We were worried that maybe we should not take her to church on Sunday. We decided to take her to the dedication and then one of us would bring her home. 

She is not completely better, but today she is more of her usual self. Taunting the cat and scattering her toys everywhere.

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