Monday, January 5, 2015

My Sick Baby...

...My poor AR was one sick baby the weekend after Christmas. It was the exact same thing she had at Thanksgiving so at least we knew what to expect. The only good thing about it was that I got lots and lots of snuggles...oh and I got the nastiness myself. I guess that's what happens when my girl and I share everything from drinks to ice cream, huh?

Doesn't she look so pitiful???

Despite feeling bad, she still helped me put away the Christmas tree (which I was worried there'd be tears but luckily, she was very helpful!).

On Christmas morning she woke up coughing. Friday we ran errands, the cough got worse, but she was still in good spirits, riding her scooter, playing in the yard with her dogs, etc... Now that I have my new smartphone, I can document EVERYTHING. Here she is on Friday night.

Saturday she was definitely feeling even WORSE and we did nothing other than lay around, watch TV and snuggle.

By Sunday, it was the all time WORST! She was miserable, running fever, and slept pretty much ALL day. I finally broke down and gave her some Children's Advil in addition to the Vick's on feet, honey, and marshmallows plus of course TLC.

Monday she was supposed to go to the zoo with her babysitter but I had to cancel. Come Monday morning, she was in rare form, bouncing off the walls. She was majorly bummed the zoo but I took her to Barnes & Noble instead (her favorite hangout).

She's still got the cough and her poor eyes looks bad, but for the most part I think she's feeling better. Eating again, no fever, etc... This week we get back into the swing of things so hopefully that'll help her feel better too. #lovemyAR #byebyesickies


Hilary said...

Poor thing! She still looks cute, though!

Malachi Cates said...

It is expected for a child to encounter some sickness as they grow up, since they are still growing and building up resistance. But that doesn't make it any less heartbreaking, no? Anyway, you have a lovely daughter, Alyssa! She will remain strong as long as she knows that you’re always on her side. But on the safe side, make sure that she's eating healthy and getting enough nutrients to help with her growth. Take care!

Malachi Cates @ Indian Crest Peds

Terry Roberson said...

Awww! I feel sad everytime I hear about little children getting sick. It's basically normal for a kid to get sick during their resistance development stage. The important thing is that you, as a parent, will always be there for them to support their needs, physically and emotionally. Anyway, I hope that AR is doing great this time. Thanks for sharing that, Alyssa! I wish your family all the best!

Terry Robertson @ Med Care Pediatric