Monday, March 06, 2006
Just When I Think
Last week when the girls fever's broke I thought "Hurray! The worst is over!" Then the cough settled in. She has suffered with it for several days. Yesterday in church she didn't want to color or play with her cousins so I knew she felt really bad. She loves to color. My mother nudged me and urged me to get her to the doctor. I planned to call first thing this morning at 8 a.m. At 4:30 a.m. Jessa began screaming because her ear hurt. We gave her some ibuprofen and snuggled her in between us with a cold pack and went to sleep. Shan got up at six and I counted the minutes until the doctor's office opened. Jessa woke up at 7:30 and her ear still hurt. She was crying and miserable. By this time Josi had joined us. She doesn't seem sick. The doctor had an opening at 9:15 and we got in to learn that Jessa has a pretty bad ear infection and RSV. Don't ask me what that is exactly but it is some kind of respiratory virus and the cough lasts about three weeks. Ugh!!! It can be especially dangerous for preemie's up to age two so I am real glad Josi is past that age. We have an antibiotic for the ear infection and we will hope Jessa feels better soon. It has been such beautiful weather and my kids haven't felt up to enjoying it. Bummer. Off to hang the sheets on the clothes line. I love that smell.