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Sunday, July 25, 2010

Sick Bay

The boys have been bit by a bad virus. Our sweet baby Kaden got it first.

Kaden woke up Friday at 1AM and was fussing on and off. So, I went in to check on him and he was burning up. He had a temp of 103! Not a calming moment for me. I get worried when they are over 102. My nephew was rushed to the ER with a seizure due to a high fever-so I am very cautious with my boys and fevers! Therefore, my mind raced and worried and kept me up for most of the night. Kaden went back to sleep at 3AM and slept till 8. I called the Pediatrician later in the morning and they wanted to see Kaden, since it was such a high fever for a 6 month old. Mike was only working 1/2 day-and that was a huge help to me. Parker was getting a low grade fever by the afternoon. So, we took P to the Dr too! We had both boys checked at the same time. Parker had a fire red throat and K's was red too, so they each required strep tests! They were negative and so the Dr. diagnose= a wicked virus acting like strep!

Dr. wanted to do one more test on Kaden to make sure it was just a virus. He got a catheter to double check that K did not have any other infection. Not a fun moment for mommy to see baby in pain as they were trying to get a urine sample...and it took a while since he had not been drinking a ton! After 2 hours at the Dr. we decided that we all needed some ice-cream!

So, we took Parker to McDonalds and got him the new smoothie! He loved it and I was glad he drank it. I knew it would be a long weekend-and we would have to keep up on the meds! Kaden is a baby that is great about soothing himself to sleep but this weekend he has needed lots of extra TLC.

(Sound asleep in mommy's arms)

So, I got lots of extra love and cuddles with him. This weekend he only did 8 oz of formula daily! He had little interest in baby food and maybe did 5 or 6 bites of it. He and Parker have just slept a ton and have had NO appetite. I am always worried about dehydration. I got K to drink Apple juice this weekend. He took it and I was glad.

Parker came down with the 103 fever today and he was really out of if ALL morning!

He woke up at 10 am with a HIGH fever and rosy red cheeks.
He stayed on the couch for 2 hours and I found him at 12:30 like this....

It appears to be a 24-48 hour virus. Kaden's fever was gone last night and Parker still has about 101.
Please say a prayer for us, and pray that Mommy and Daddy stay well!

I had to have something adventurous for me this weekend since I was HOME with sick babies. So, I decided to make a yummy lunch for daddy and me. I made Coconut Crusted Chicken Tenders.
We loved them and it only took me 10 minutes to prep ~my kind of meal for being a busy mommy!

I am so glad that Mike was home ALL weekend to help me and hoping that the boys are much better soon.
I am really, really, really looking forward to August!
Tapping my red slippers...and dreaming of a great month next month!
Seriously ~it can only get better! Right?
"Only a few more day of July,
Only a few more days of July,
Only a few more days of July!"