Sunday, February 17, 2013

Sick of being SICK!

This season has been a doozie!  In the past two weeks, we have been to the pediatrician's office three times.  In the past 6 weeks we have all been sick, sick, sick.  And I'm sick of it!  We started off the year in the ER with little H and the stomach flu that we all ended up catching.  Once we got over that, the kids cam down with a fever (and more puking) a week later.  Then we all came down with a serious cold (green snot, cough, sinus pressure) that hung around for weeks.  Even the two little girls I've been watching caught it!  The cold finally turned into croup for for little H.  It was so hard listening to her 'bark' and gasp for air all night.  She was so congested, which finally turned into a terrible double ear infection (her first ever), so the doc prescribed amoxicillin.  Yesterday was day 7 on the medication and she woke up with an itchy, red rash all over her body.  Turns out she's allergic to the antibiotics.  Good news is that just a couple doses of Benedryl and she's back to her spunky self.  Actually, we're all starting to feel 'normal' again, which feels good...but I'm also keeping my fingers crossed (and lots of hand sanitizer in the diaper bag).

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