Seriously folks, I'm about at my whits end here!!!!
The hideous sick, as documented in an earlier post was thought to be done. We'd kicked it to the curb, said bye bye, soyanara. The coughs were nearly gone, no fevers to be found, etc.
Wednesday I took Max back in, the cough was back, worse than ever, he had a fever. The good doctor said.....double ear infection, prescription of augmenton. Goodbye.
Saturday Maggie up and invited the fever back in. It wasn't too bad, only 99. But, the cough was back and she was hacking all night long. Sunday, fever again. After a night of literally no sleep and coughing like there was no tomorrow, this morning, the fever was higher than ever at 101.6. Dammit, I had to call the doctor, 'cause this clearly wasn't going away. So, off to the doctor we went. By the way, Max is doing MUCH better, coughing nearly gone, happy as ever. Anyway, lovely doctor listened to her lungs and stated "it appears to be infected, could be a touch of....wait for it......PNEUMONIA! Uh, HELLO! What the F Mom? My daughter that I've been dragging about town like she was just fine, is apparently NOT so fine. So, another prescription of augmenton and off we went. I gave her a dose of it at lunch and then put her down for her nap. I need to say here, she did not seem all that sick. She was still palying and happy, etc. Whellllllllll, upon waking up from her HALF HOUR nap Hell had broken loose. She looked like perhaps sick had come and kicked HER in the butt. Her eyes were glazed and blank, she was burning up and could NOT stop crying. For a good 1/2 hour, 40 minutes she cried, and she cried, and she cried. There was NOTHING that could help her feel better. No position, no hold, no rubbing, NOTHING. It was AWFUL. I just wanted to cry for her, or with her, but I was trying to be the strong one. All her crying was beginning to stress happy Max out, and then he got fussy. And to top it all off...Jere had just come home from the doctor where HE learned he had a sinus infection AND strep throat. AWESOME! Can you give me a freaking break oh ye gods of the sick. Give us all a BREAK! Not that I'm complaining or anything, but MY cough is back with a vengance and I'm so DONE with it all.
Anywhoooooo....two doses of tylenol and motrin (doctor prescribed to do so) later, she is finally calm and acting like a happy little human. I should also mention she got a blessing from her Daddy and Grandpa and that certainly has to play a role in her better feeling as well. I know she's feeling ok, 'cause she's walking around "talking" on the cell phone in a very spirited conversation with someone.
Yea, so anyway, please send happy thoughts. Let the sick be GONE!! And if not, then can someone go ahead and find me a padded room?
Thanks ever so much,
the frazzled Mommy
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