Thursday, April 10, 2014

Sick Baby C.

All of our babies have been passing around a cold for a few weeks. They live in such close proximity and are always together, so as hard as we try, it's almost impossible to prevent illnesses from spreading. On Monday, when all of the kids came back from their weekend away, several came back with colds. Baby C. also woke up on Monday morning not feeling so great. 

On Tuesday, I took her to the doctor and poor thing had an eye infection, ear infection, sore throat, fever, and cough. Not sure it could get much worse than that combination! We left with five different medicines and were also told that she needs nebulized.

 This morning, we headed back to the doctor for a check-up. Her eyes are still a little crusty, but she's not coughing much and doesn't have a fever. Her ears are also looking a lot better, as is her throat. We did leave with one more medicine and some vitamins. Our current medication schedule is 6am, 7am, 10am, 2pm, 3pm, 5pm, 8pm, 10pm, and 11pm. She also has to be nebulized at 10am and 5pm. I had to make the above chart just so I wouldn't forget anything! With so many medicines at so many different times, we've decided that it'd be easier for me to do all of them rather than have the tías give them out. Although the chart certainly helps, it's still a lot of different schedules to keep up with! Since the chart was made, we've added another medicine, so it's actually 6 different medicines plus her vitamins which aren't on the chart.

Those two pictures were taken today. The first one was while we were waiting at the doctor's office. Rather than take her to the children's hospital, I took her to the pediatrician… Her pediatrician is FABULOUS! Seriously, I can't say enough good things about her. She's so kind and thorough in her exam. 

I don't have pictures, but Baby Eduardo was finally released from the hospital and has had no change in his health. I went to two doctor visits today with him as well. He went to another great pediatrician this afternoon who immediately diagnosed him with bronchitis! That's something no one has suggested before and after just a little medicine, he seems to already be improving! We've joked that I'm taking over Tía Maria's job as our nurse as I've been to 3 doctor visits and 4 pharmacies just today! That doesn't count all of the visits to the Nutrition Center, hospital, pharmacies, and other doctors' offices in the past couple months. 

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