Wednesday, March 4, 2009

My Baby is 1 1/2 years old and has the Flu-SO SAD

Today Micah Claire turns 18 months old. She is no longer just a 1 year old; she's a big 1 1/2year old. WOW; where or where has the time gone. She was dying to go outside this morning. So, I finally gave in and let you play for a few minutes.

Monday afternoon our babysitter called and said Micah Claire had a fever of 102-103. So Shawn went and picked her up and gave her some medicine. Every couple of hours her fever would go sky high again. It got super close to 105 which scared the mess out of us; but she had no other symptoms (weird I thought). My mom stayed home with M.C on Tuesday. A little before lunch she called and said she couldn't get M.C's fever to stay down and she wouldn't eat or drink anything. So I called the doctor and they got us right in. Dr. Perrin thought it might just be the start of a bug but she went ahead and did a strep test and a flu test. She said it will take about 15 minutes to get the results. Well.... within 15 seconds she came back in the room and said the flu test had already produced a positive result. My first thought was NO WAY! But after she showed me the result stick I knew it wasn't a joke. And of course M.C. is too young to take medicine recommended for children with the flu. So..... we just have to wait it out. Dr. Perrin said M.C. is only the 4th case this season and all the cases have been mild-no body has had to been hospitalized because of it. So I hope and pray that she recovers quickly and as easily as possible. She gave Shawn and I some medicine to start pre-treating us just in case was start to develop it. She recommended that I stay home since I work around pregnant women and newborns. Micah Claire has to fever and symptom free for at least 48 hours before she can be considered non-contagious. So, it looks like M.C and I will be home together for the rest of the week.
She has had numerous baths to help get her temp down.
Every little thing just sets her off. I know she's tired, achy and feels like crap- it's so hard to have to watch ( and deal with at times)

Thank goodness she has no problems taken medicine! Some how she even got the child proof lid of the Tylenol and poured an entire bottle on my carpet-YIKES!


Holly and Beau said...

I hope she gets to feeling better soon. It hurts when there is nothing we can do as parents to take their pain away. She is still cute as a bug though!!

Delta Bost said...

I hope she feels better soon! I know it is tough for everyone involved when you don't feel good...

Beth said...

I hope MC feels better :) We hate fever at our house!

Denny, Amanda, Daniel, Breana, and Brandon Bardos said...

Oh, Brooke!! I hope she feels better soon. My kids always get 5 alarm temperatures. It is scary and you feel so helpless! Hope you and Shawn don't get it.