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Thursday, April 9, 2009

Doctor's Appointments

Monday morning Kaitlynn woke up coughing and then vomiting at 2AM. After getting cleaned up and finally falling back to sleep, she woke up with diarrhea. I called her doctor's office and they suggested I bring her in. So Kaitlynn, Olivia and I headed to the pediatrician's office. We didn't get to see her pediatrician, but saw one of the partners. Kaitlynn had lost a little weight since her February visit, but not much. He checked her stomach, ears and lungs, but wasn't able to find anything wrong. He said she may have a stomach bug. He gave us some Dr. Smith's diaper cream to prevent a sore bottom from the diarrhea. I asked if she was contagious and he said that it was hard to say. He said that as long as she didn't get into Olivia's face and we practiced good handwashing that Olivia should be OK. I took the girls to Bread Co. to get Kaitlynn a smoothie as a special treat.

Kaitlynn fell asleep on the drive home. I fed Olivia and then she fell asleep. I packed a lunch while the girls were sleeping, then dropped off the study products. I had my hands full walking into that building - Olivia in the car seat, Kaitlynn in my arms (because she was still tired), paperwork, and the bag of research products.

We went to my mom's preschool to pick her up. We got there early, so Kaitlynn could play with the kids. She likes going to preschool. The preschool gave us a few things for our yard, so I called my niece to haul them to our house. My mom and I had doctor's appointments. They drew blood to check my thyroid level and ended up requesting other stuff, since I have not been feeling well for awhile. I hope I get the results on Friday. I would love to find out what's wrong with me (I hope it's nothing bad). Kaitlynn was really ornery at the doctor's office. Olivia was an angel. She did start to get fussy at the end because she wanted to eat and was tired of being in the car seat.

When we got to my house, Meghan was waiting there to pick Olivia up. My niece was also waiting for us. My mom took Hanna, Kaitlynn and me out to dinner. Elliott and Auggie came over my mom's. Kaitlynn had fun hanging out with them. She loves those boys.

Tuesday, Kaitlynn woke up vomiting at 7AM and had a few episodes of diarrhea. I was also feeling sick, so Dave stayed home from work. Kaitlynn and I slept until 2PM. We were definitely not feeling well, sleeping that long. Kaitlynn seemed to be feeling better after sleeping. Dave went to the store to get some juice boxes and rented an Elmo DVD for her.

Wednesday, Kaitlynn and I were supposed to meet with a group at Purina Farms, but I wasn't feeling well and I wasn't sure about taking her out. Dave was going to stay home again, but then decided it wouldn't be a good idea. He was going to take Kaitlynn to work with him, but he had so much to get caught up on, that he decided against it. Thankfully Kaitlynn let me lay around until I started feeling a little better. I felt guilty that she was stuck in the house Tuesday and most of Wednesday, so I took her to my mom's. My mom had a few errands to run. I got really sick at the last store and had to sit in the snack bar and wait for them. I wish I would start feeling better soon.


Hot Belly Mama said...

Oh you poor things! yes, stay home and get plenty of rest!

Carolee said...

I hope everyones ok. There is a lot of stuff going around. I know here, it's 60 degrees one day , 20 the next.Makes for bad illnesses!

Carolee said...

I hope everyone's ok.

I know around here it's 60 degrees one day, 20 the next. Makes for some nasty, nasty illnesses that just drag on.

Kat said...

Oh no! I'm sorry you girls are sick :-( The flu sucks! M and I just got over it. I hope you all feel better very soon ((hugs))

Tiffany said...

Yuck, being sick is the worst. i hope everyone is on the mend soon!