Monday, December 22, 2008

More Christmas Sickness

Hannah has been getting worse rather than better since last I wrote.

She still spikes a fever about every four hours or so, unless we knock it down with Motrin or Tylenol. She is also very lethargic and not at all her energetic, talkative self.

Lynda took her to see my sister's pediatrician this afternoon and Hannah was given a shot to help control the fever (which had risen to 102+ degrees at one point).

We are taking her back again tomorrow morning to determine if she has RSV, a common childhood viral infection that I've never heard of. It seems more and more certain that the antibiotics have not knocked out the ear infections she's been fighting since last weekend. (Ear tubes are surely in our near future in the beginning of 2009.)

So, that's a sure-fire bummer . . . but anyone who has tracked our holiday travels over the years at WWYG?! knows that this sort of thing happens with frightening regularity. We'll muddle through and hope we can find a treatment that allows Lynda and I to interact with the rest of the family without having a cranky, sweaty, feverish baby attached to our hip most of the day. And, of course, we want Hannah to feel better and be the charmer she is for the people that just never get to see her.

I have plans to write more about common travelling perils and other random stuff, but it'll have to wait. I shouldn't be spending too much time here on the screen when Lynda's tending to the baby. But . . . in my defense, I DID get up with her at 5 a.m. this morning, so maybe I'm due? Who knows? But I've probably already used up that grace period.

So, possibly more interesting, cheerful topics to come in later days this week. In my head, it sounds funny. Stay tuned!

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