Speaking of weather, it has been getting close to 70 degrees here during the day and down in the 30's at night. Crazy. This time last year, we practically had a blizzard.
Luckily, Knox's little tummy issues last week seem to have pass. It must have been something I ate. I'm keeping an eye on it.
Unfortunately, he started getting a little cough. He's always been a congested baby, but this cough was different. He woke up Sunday morning with it. He coughed all night, while sleeping, Sunday night. Monday morning, he woke up with it and Sloane sounded like she was getting it. So I scheduled them to see the doctor.
I won't talk about how we were running late, and I called to let them know, and the proceeded to have us wait an hour and a half. Okay, I will. A little uncalled for. I'm not sure if they really thought keeping two, 5 month old, potentially sick babies chill for an hour and a half was feasible. Luckily, they were in good moods and pretty giggly, see below, but still. It was making this momma bear upset, not to mention we missed a nap and a feeding. Although, Sloane did decide she would take a snooze. I totally understand having to push us back some, but to intentionally make us wait to be the last patients of the day. Our appointment was at 3:00. I called to let them know about five minutes before that we were running a little late because Brent was on his way to get us. She said be there be 3:15. We got there at 3:25. She (receptionist) said she would make sure they could still see us. Five minutes later she came back and said they could. Doctor walks in our room at 4:55.
****I'm adding this part in several hours after I posted it and after some comments. I totally understand that we shouldn't come first. I would have rather been rescheduled. I know there are sick babies and babies with appointments and ultimately, the wait was our fault since we were late. I think even if they would have let me know that we would be bumped to the last appointment, that would have helped. Then, I would have had time to feed them, change them, etc. Instead, I was putting it off and waiting in case the doctor came in. I definitely see and understand everyone's point of view. I guess I just thought it could have been addressed (by letting us know how it would play out) differently ;)
So, the doctor checked them both out. Of course, they weren't coughing too much when we were there. He said they sounded good, inside, after listening to them. As soon as he heard Knox's cough he said he had some concern about it. He said based on the cough and the way his eyes looked, he had definitely been exposed to RSV, but right now his was more bronchial. They did go ahead and run the RSV check, but we've not heard back on that. He said we need to keep an eye on the cough and that ultimately it will let us know if it's turning into RSV. He said if any wheezing starts, to call right away. He said it may get worse before it gets better, but it may just kind of stay as a cough and pass. He said to try to keep them as hydrated as possible. He said keep a cold mist humidifier going and do saline as many times a day as possible. We have one humidifier, but their room is pretty big so Brent is going to pick up another today.
We've tried so hard to keep them away from everything and everyone, but clearly, it's not possible. Yesterday was the first time for them to leave the house since Christmas Day. I know they will and need to be exposed to things, but the thought of them being so little and one or both babies in the hospital, scares me. Sick babies in the hospital isn't something I ever want to deal with again. So, we figure if we don't need to take them anywhere right now, we won't. Our doctor told us when they were itty bitty to really aim for April, as far as getting them "out in the world." So, something snuck in the house.
There was very little coughing during the night last night, which I'm thankful for. They slept good, but by about 6:30am the coughs started. Knox coughed for about the first 30 minutes of his morning nap, but then it seemed to chill. He did okay while he was awake. He wanted to eat a lot longer than normal. He is back down for a nap now, and coughing off an on.
Sloane weighs 14lbs2oz and Knox is weighing 14lbs. Still tiny tots, but they've each almost gained two pounds since their appointment a month ago!
They really were being little hams at the doctor. You could see in Knox's little eyes that he didn't feel great, but he was still a bag of laughs. Neither had a fever, also a plus.
I mean what else was I going to do for an hour and a half? Take pictures & video, of course.
Getting ready to go....
Here's to hoping our week goes with little sickness.
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