Thursday, December 3, 2009
Another Sick Day
I posted a while back, asking what you do when mommy and baby are sick. It seems when one of us gets sick, eventually we both do. Abigail and I have been fighting something since the Monday before Thanksgiving, and we just don't seem to be getting better. I refuse to call it the flu, but I can't imagine what else it could be even though Abigail got a regular flu shot back in October. We haven't gotten the H1N1 vaccine for various reasons, but it hasn't really been available to us anyway unless we want to stand in massive lines with people who could be sick. Our policy has been to try avoiding people as much as possible, but it seems it didn't work this time.
We've been sneezing, coughing, aching and whining for days now. We've watched Toot & Puddle, Olivia, Oswald, Max & Ruby and Creative Juice (that one's mine) over and over. I know Abigail is sick when she just wants to sit on the couch watching cartoons and being held. Oh, and refuses everything from ice cream to popsicles to milk shakes to soup. She's a great eater normally, but we're struggling to get her to even take sips of water.
We finally had to take her to the pediatrician on Wednesday because she had had a fever since Saturday night. That's when we learned that she has her first ear infection and will have to take antibiotics for the first time. Yes, I realize that we're beyond lucky to just now be reaching this point. I'm so grateful that that it's only an ear infection - it could have been much worse.
I'm headed back to my spot on the couch where I'll read my book or read Abigail one of hers (mercifully, I managed a side trip to the library when we went to the doctor and I used lots of sanitizer the whole time). Or maybe I'll watch one of the episodes of Scrapbook Memories that I've been hoarding. I'm all out of Creative Juice now.