Thursday, December 5, 2013

Princess Sicky Pants

People. My baby is sick.

It's just a bad cold... I took her to the pediatrician yesterday. She said there is no infection, "but she does feel very, very badly."

She has been running a fever for 2 days and coughing more than I can handle. The congestion is awful and she can hardly sleep. She doesn't nap, doesn't want to eat much, and Grant and I take turns throughout the night letting her sleep on our chest since she sleeps best when she is upright.

We've been using Motrin for the fevers, Vicks for the cough, elevating her mattress, the humidifier is going all night long... it's been an all-day song and dance. I'm praying she wakes up tomorrow back to her old self.

Cause this pitiful face is almost more than I can bear.

It's been a long few days. And Houston is about to get ridiculously cold (at least for us Houstonians who rarely see temps over 85 degrees) so we are going to be cooped up for awhile. All I want for Christmas is for all of us to be healthy.

The hard thing is.. this has been quite the season of sickness in this family. Grant and I have both been on antibiotics in the last month. Ellie and I have both had some bad stomach issues. We've been cooped up in the house a lot. I've had to cancel on many of my commitments and we haven't been around people very much. We don't want to get our friends and family sick. Plus, no one wants to hang out with the sick people! Unfortunately, the illness and staying at home has made me a little down in the dumps.

I know we are doing exactly what needs to be done. I am staying at home with my girl, helping her to get well. I need to cancel on some things because I need to be here with my daughter and do all I can to help her get well. At the same time, I have felt isolated and like the walls are closing in on me. On top of that, Ellie has been super clingy in her sickness and it's made it very hard for me to be productive and get anything done. I feel like I am lagging in all of my responsibilities and I am not on top of everything. I add things to my to-do list rather than scratch things off. It's just been a hard season.

All this to say, I am very glad the Christmas season is upon us and I am praying that I can "fill my cup" with all the family time and fun parties. I need to see my people!

Hoping tomorrow we start to see some improvement!


Anonymous said...

If she is drinking milk, that can cause a lot of congestion. If you eliminate all dairy her cough won't be as bad. Hope she feels better!

Katie said...

You guys are doing great, Jen! I can't imagine how tough it must be with a sick little one, especially when you're not feeling 100% as well. Prayers that everyone is healthy soon!