Saturday, November 29, 2008
So Reese has pneumonia... last week she seemed to be getting a cold but handled it just fine. On Monday she woke up at 4 with a fever and she threw up twice. So I took her into the clinic. I also took Paige because she had the nasty nose and cough too. The Dr. thought Strep. So he did a rapid test on both girls, Paige's came back negative and Reese's came back iffy but not positive. So he said to wait til Wednesday and call back for culture results. So I did, Reese never threw up again but still had a fever off and on for the next two days. So Wednesday I call the clinic and the nurse tells me no strep. Must be viral and just to keep doing the motrin and humidifier. Watch the fever and keeps up the clinic would be open on Friday. So that's what we did. Now Reese's mood has been fine, unless she has a fever then she just crawls under a few blankets and zones. She had a fever at least once over the next two days and Friday morning woke up at three with one over 103. I had enough. So as soon as I could I called to get another appointment, this time with a different Dr. So we got dressed and rushed to the clinic because I was on the phone with them until 7:40 and her appointment was at 8:10. We get there right at 8:10, I was surprised they didn't send me back home with the whole you need to be here 15 mins early lecture. She got right in and the Dr. checked her over and was for sure she had pneumonia... the chest x-ray confirmed it and now we have drugs and are doing better. Reese has always been this way. When she was about 14 months something very similar happened. I took her into the clinic in Charleston on a Monday, because she had been sick, and they couldn't find anything and sent us home, then on either Wednesday or Thursday I took her back and she had a double ear infection and pneumonia then... makes me so mad when Dr. don't listen to me. Well, all is well now. She has a follow up on Monday.
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Happy Thanksgiving 2008.
We had a great day today. Craig went hunting with a good friend for the morning. The girls and I got up started a fire and were lazy in our pj's watching the parade. I was surprised at how much they both actually got into it. At one point Paige was trying to dance like the Radio City Rockettes, was really cute. I had done so much prep-cooking that all I needed to do in the morning was get the turkey into the oven. Around 12ish we got cleaned up, Craig got home and I started on the stuffing, potatoes, gravy and rolls. Reese hasn't been feeling well off and on all week so she actually fell asleep at dinner time. One of Craig's friends from TBS came over and ate with us and dinner was delish. A few hours later we went down to the Sons house for a buffet of desserts and had a nice relaxing evening. We really hope you all had a great Thanksgiving too.
Monday, November 24, 2008
What an exciting time of year. I am really looking forward to this week. Thursday Craig is planning on hunting all morning and the girls and I plan on staying in our PJ's with a fire going, baking, cooking and watching the Macy's Day Parade. Just a quick update, I broke the camera, so we will work on getting a new one so everyone can see the girls. Speaking of the girls.. they are sick. Looks like Reese has strep and Paige is just sick. Took them in to the clinic this am. As far as Baby #3 goes, I am 13 weeks, had an appointment last week, was measuring at 14 cm, heartbeat was in 130's and I had lost 4 pounds... which I am sure I will gain back this week with all the goodies in the house. We keep getting teased with snow in the forecast the first time I saw two flakes, the last time.. a few small flurries, nothing even really making it to the ground. Well our third chance is tomorrow afternoon. I would love a decent snowfall of an inch or two. Craig is working on the base doing some Communications stuff til school starts in January. He was so excited to get a government email address again. Well, sorry so short, no funnies and no pics. We love and miss you all and hopefully I can get some pictures this week and post them for you all. Oh has anyone else started watching the Countdown to "25 Days of Christmas" on ABC Family??? Yeah we are, I know CRAZY.