Friday, February 27, 2009

Jake and Kate update



We took the kids to the doctor today and they both have ear infections, but nothing more serious. Kate tested negative for flu and RSV. I was rather surprised by the flu coming back negative and now think that most of us have her illness to look forward to. I was hoping it was influenza because we have all had flu shots, so I thought I would be immune. Drat.

Kate is so blue and coughing incessantly, despite giving her cough medicine. Her lungs are clear, though. Her blood oxygen levels were at 77% today. Poor baby.


Jake is doing fine today, thankfully. The doctor has decided to take a wait-and-see approach with him. If he has febrile seizures again, they will do a complete work up. For now, since febrile seizures are not uncommon in toddlers with high fevers, they will not do any further testing.


Four sick kids just wanted to lie on Mommy.

SaraGrace started running a fever tonight, so here we go again.

And now to change the subject....here are some random photos I took of the icicles on our bushes the other day.


5 comments:

Joyful Mom said...

Oh my goodness, friend, you must be sooooo over sickness! Time for us to pray healing over your entire home. Enough now!

Lynsay said...

Oh man. I remember this cycle at the foster home, 80 kids and this will happen.....umm....but this is your home! 10 or 80...sickness gets ugly. :) I'm so sorry, we will be praying!

Karin said...

Thanks you guys! Yep--praying and hoping the sickness will end. I woke up with the crud this morning. Yipee...NOT.

Ann said...

So sorry to hear about the sickness. You are probably well aware of this, but I wanted to mention it just in case. Did you know they can give immunoglobins for RSV to prevent a person from catching it? After my Jenna had meningitis as an infant, her pediatrician ordered them for 5 months so she wouldn't get RSV and any potential complications. Thinking of you and reading your blog steadily and prayerfully.

Mom Of Many said...

Poor babies...they look so helpless when they are sick...and I love the snuggles under the blanket on the floor...so sweet...