Wednesday, March 19

My poor babies

Well, it turns out Erin had an ear infection. I took her to the dr on Monday because I had suspicions, and sure enough I was right. There weren't really any symptoms though, just Mommy's intuition. Since she has been taking medicine, she has been napping 2-3 good naps a day and going to bed between 6:30 and 7 as usual. Still waking up with the birds? sun? Nope, before either of them. But today she woke up at 4:30, took a bottle and went back to sleep until 6:45. That would be perfectly fine with me for the time being. We will work on eliminating that feed later. She is not taking enough formula before bed because her dinner is too late. Some adjustments need to be made.

Leah has had a mid-grade fever since last night. I gave her Tylenol before bed and hoped she would sleep it off. She woke up at 10:30 and 4:30, happy and alert, but still feverish. So I dosed her with more Tylenol each time (I had no Motrin). This morning, with the fever still around, I discovered that I had been underdosing her the whole time. So we went to the store to get Motrin and children's Tylenol (instead of using up all of the infant one, she gets 2 1/2 droppers full now!). Leah also got a special McD's lunch of chicken nuggets since she was a sick girl (as she told me every five seconds). During all this, she acted mostly like her normal self, maybe a touch less energetic. I would have been concerned if she has been quiet, but that did not happen. :) So we got home, I gave her the correct dose of Motrin and she has been asleep since about 1pm.

My babies need to get well, their PawPaw and Mimi are coming in 2 days!!!


Keri Donald said...

That sure does explain a lot! Isn't Mommy's intuition crazy? So glad that it exists! What would Daddy's do without us? :)

Hope your girls are better very soon!

Kelly in NC said...

Hope they are feeling better soon!

LeShayne said...

Sorry to hear the girls are under the weather. Hope they feel better soon and that you survive - its hard when the kids are sick. We just got over flus/colds/ear infections here too! I can't wait for spring/ more cold season!