Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Sick

Sorry for the lack of posting. The kids have been sick non-stop for the past few weeks and it has been all consuming. They caught a virus a few weeks ago, never fully got over it, and caught another one. We are definitely keeping the pediatrician in business (we've been there 5 times in the last 2 and 1/2 weeks). The kids were on nebulizer treatments for wheezing when they first got sick and are now on them again (3 times a day). Hazel actually seems to be much more susceptible to lung "issues" when being sick and responds to viruses with asthma. We are praying this isn't a lifelong issue. We were much more concerned about Jude, but he seems to have the stronger lungs at this point. Hazel currently has a sinus infection and bronchiolitis. She coughed non-stop for over 48 hours, threw up several times, and made a trip to the ER. She is on her second round of steroids now and will continue nebulizer treatments twice a day for the next 3 months (hoping to prevent her airways from becoming inflamed when she gets sick). She is on the mend, but is still wheezing. Jude has pneumonia, but is on the mend. His appetite is returning, he no longer has a fever, and he's coughing less. We would appreciate your prayers for them as they have had a rough go at entering the world of germs. I'll try and catch up on more fun posts soon.