Friday, February 01, 2013

In sickness and in health

Its been a hellish two weeks an I'm very glad it is over.
The babies got a cold two weeks ago beginning with Charlie. She went down quickly with high fever and a cough, by the third day we were at her Pediatrician and it was determined that it was not the flu going around, but rather closer to an ear infection, now the doctor she saw that day (not her regular doctor), put her on antibiotics "Amox" for ear infection. This did not help at all because her fever continued along while Cecilia and Catherine began to show signs of sickness as well.
By the end of the week, they were all sick and the beginning of the second week, they had all been at the doctors at least 3 to 4 times and all three received multiple shots of steroids and other "stuff" which were actually powerful enough (and I'm sure painful) to reduce fever and symptoms.
Of the three, Catherine got through it with not as much discomfort as the other two. She (the first one) has always been stronger, more solid and chunkier than the other two and this made it easier for her to get through it.
Charlie on the other hand lost weight and since she's always been the smallest one, you could tell that her weight loss because her jamies were falling off and felt much lighter.
Melissa had it the worst though because she was the one at home during all this time. I was only able to take a day off at the beginning of it all, the option of staying home from work was not feasible. It was rough on both also because they were up at night since they could not breathe so they had to get breathing treatments while we soothed them and I ended up sleeping with them downstairs so they would not wake up whoever was resting and sleeping.
We were pretty much like walking zombies through out it all. The big kids were very helpful at all times with Anthony staying home for his birthday and to assist with sick babies.
Having one baby or sick kid is easier because all your attention can go the him or her. Having 2 or 3 sick at the same time is so difficult because they all demand your personal attention no matter what you're doing and you only have two hands and it also that much harder when they do not want my attention but only ask for their "mommy"
We lived through it and now we're ready for the next one.

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