So, the sickies hit us and they hit us hard.
I do think we are on the mend, though. Knox seems to be doing really good. He is pretty much quarantined to our room. We thought by today we would have he and Sloane back together, but yesterday her cough got really bad. It's like she coughs and then starts to gag or choke at the end. It doesn't seem to bother her, but she looks awful and it just sounds like she is straining so hard to hack something up and nothing comes. Anyways, last night, her fever spiked. Brent took her in and they said it really sounded like she had drainage and that was what was causing her cough and choke. Honestly, Knox's never sounded that bad. It was more so his breathing that sounded bad. So, if they think it's drainage, I'm not sure about the fever. They were going to swab her for the virus Knox had. They told us to call in 24 hours to get the results. Hmm, okay. So, until she seems better, we are going to keep them separated.
I started feeling awful on Friday afternoon. By Saturday morning I felt so awful and I knew I had to get meds or I was going to get worse. I went to Urgent Care and they checked me for the flu. Thankfully, it was negative. The doctor said she was surprised I could still talk as red as my throat was. Shockingly, my throat hasn't really hurt at all. They said I more than likely have a upper respiratory infection. They gave me a shot and some antibiotics and told me avoid babies until my fever broke.
This morning, 48 hours later, it finally broke. I'm still not getting too close to them as I don't want to risk it.
It's made me sad to hear them around the house and to see their little smiles, but not be able to hold them. It's also made me sad to think Sloane is sick and not be able to hold her. Brent has been getting in lots of snuggles.
I've tried to rest as best I can, but it's not been easy. Brent has done great and my mom has been here over a week. Thankfully, I had a large stockpile of frozen milk. However, when they eat, I pump. So, I've prepared all their bottles for the past two days, and washed them after and kept up with the pumping. Fun times. We will continue bottles today and hopefully get back to nursing tomorrow. I definitely have an opinion on which is easier :o
We've also got to start the oatmeal train again. They were doing fine with it, so I'm sure they will have no trouble starting back up. So, once they are back in the same room, our schedule will pretty much change.
So, yeah, we hate the sickies around here. And to think, the doctor said it was more than likely caught from dirty hands. Of course, we have no idea whose hands, nor is it really the point. He just said as little as we have taken them out, it was more than likely spread through someone's dirty hands. So, if you come over, I'll believe you if you say you just washed your hands, but you've still touched something since then....I'll make you did it again before baby lovin :)
Sick babies break my heart.
Modeling her new hat :)
He was exhausted after coming home from the hospital...
HERE. Knox & Sloane were so thankful to see each other via Face Time in the hospital.
*I had written in my planner to take time to respond to emails last week, but obviously did not have the chance. Forgive me! I'll work on it this week.
Have a good Monday!