Friday, December 12, 2008

And finally the Christmas tree.....

We have finally gotten the Christmas tree up. We have all been sick and I am ready to be well for a while. Katelynn started to get something all the way back to Tyler's birthday (Nov 21st) but it was just a typical cold. No fever just tons of snot and lots of coughing. I put off going to the doctor seeing that I am on my 3rd child and I know the drill. Nothing the doctor can do if it's just a viral thing. Finally right before Thanksgiving I was ready for her to sleep at night and I didn't want to get into the holiday weekend and her get worse so I broke down and took her into the doctor. Just as I had figured....there is nothing we can do it will just have to run it's course. They did check her for RSV and it was negative.

Then Thanksgiving evening I came down with probably what she had. I had no voice for literally 7 days. Horrible cough and lots of chest congestion. I was miserable and was still having to take care of Katelynn who was STILL sick. Well the following Wed after Thanksgiving, I am still sick, Katelynn is STILL sick (and now getting worse) and now Haylee started showing the same symptoms. I called and got a appt for the next day. I knew what they were gonna say. It's viral....YES but when does it go away? PLEASE make it go away!!!

We got to the doctor after having a horrible night with both girls! Mind you, I am still sick myself. They start to do the RSV test in the nose and I said, umm...I was just here last week and they tested Katelynn and it was negative! She said we have to do it again. The doc came in and said they both have RSV!! WHAT? From where? We don't go anywhere except for church. How did they get that? After examining the girls she said they both had Croup too! Okay, getting scared now b/c that is what Tyler was rushed to the hospital with by ambulance and had to stay for 3 days!

She thought we caught it early enough and gave both of the girls a steroid shot and then some steroid medication to take for 3 days. Thank God my mom was there to help me with these sick girls who both desperately want to be held. The key with Croup is to not let them get upset which triggers the air way to constrict which is what happened with Tyler. I was scared!! It's enough to be sick yourself but then to have to take care of not one baby but 2 babies who have this illness that could be dangerous.

I have the best family in the world. My mom was able to stay the night with me and my sister in law came and stayed with me that Friday which was really a hard day. Ryan and I both slept in the living room that Friday night b/c Katelynn was sounding really bad and we kept having to run and stick her in the Freezer so she could breathe. We were very close to going to the hospital that night. My mom came that Sat. morning and by this time Haylee was doing about 50% better. Katelynn is taking a little longer but I could hold her I just knew I couldn't hold both of them and that is what they were needing!

Now Haylee is 90% better with just a lingering cough and Katelynn is still struggling. Her cough still sounds just as bad. Her spirits are up and I can't tell if she is feeling better or if she is just getting used to feeling this way and trying to make the best of it. :-) I am hoping that next week we are mucho better!!! I personally am 100% better too by the way.

So with just one child sick I was able to get the tree up over the course of a few days. Here are some pictures of Tyler decorating the tree. This pic is of a picture ornament I bought a couple of years back. It is a snowflake and came as a set of 3. We thought who other than Tyler do we put in these ornaments. We ended up putting a pic of daddy in one and another of daddy kissing mommy in the other. Now we have 3 kids to put a picture of in the 3 ornaments. Funny how that worked out!

If you click on this picture, you can see the other ornament of mommy being kissed!

Haylee liked eating on the Christmas beads!

Nice hair Haylee

The finished product!!

Our tree topper the Star! (this one has the ornament with the picture of daddy!)


mommyof5 said...

I am glad you and Haylee are getting better. Hopefully Katelynn will too soon.

Have a merry Christmas.

BTW, did u get our Christmas Card?

Mommy of 5

mommyof3 said...

What an awful time you've had! The tree looks AMAZING!

Deanna said...

I so understand being sick yourself and wondering who is going to take care of you! I can't imaging doing it with 3! Praise God Tyler never got it. Hope you guys are on the road to healing...