Monday, February 28, 2011

That's what I get




So a couple of post ago I posted about it being calm here....well I should have known better!

Savannah started with a low fever on Tuesday of last week, no biggie I thought just a little something she picked up at the gym. Well as the days went on the fever got higher and a more misserable baby was on our hands. Friday came and she had a fever over 104 so I made an appointment with the doctor, they couldn't find anything. So the verdict was...wait and see. They did give me an antibiotic to use if her fever was still over 102 on Sunday. On Saturday morning around 4am she woke with a high fever again over 104 with seemed like trouble breathing, so off to the ED we went. A few hours latter, a urine test, chest x ray and still nothing. They gave poor Savannah an IM injection of an antibiotic and sent us on our way to follow up with the doctor today...So when I called the doctor she proceed to tell me Savannah had a UTI, upper respiratory infection and bronchitis. Why did it take so long....frustration. As I was leaving the hospital, the doctor was right on my heels. He never waited for the results, just assumed because the the urine was clear she was fine!!

Now on to Valerie. While biking Austin home from school today, the school nurse called and said Valerie was in the clinic with constant coughing and bad wheezing...panic set in, we still were 10 minutes from home on bike, no inhaler, and the nurse in the clinic is not allowed to do anything. We didn't have an inhaler because the wonderful doctors told us, if she has not had an episode in 2 years, they no longer consider asthma as diagnoses. Thankfully we don't live that far from the doctors and when I called they said I could bring her right in, instead of taking her to the ED. By the time we got to the doctors her oxygen levels were 89%...suppose to be 100%. So now she is back on her inhaler. We have to wait and see how she does this week, before we proced with maybe a maintenance steroid.

So there you have it....You will never here those words from me again

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Sick little girl


When I got home all was well...everyone made it without me :)

But on Tuesday night Savannah started to feel a little warm, then on Wednesday it just continued. When Tursday hit I thought it would all be over. But I was wrong. Tempetures hitting as high as 103.4. She has been handling it pretty well, pretty much falling asleep pretty much anywhere. She has fallen a sleep on our bike rides to get Austin for the past 3 days.
But I think her last straw was a lost duck on one of the bike rides yesterday. This morning she was walking around saying "quak, quak". So I did the best I could to make one close to her blanket. She was so happy when she woke up from her nap, she wouldn't let anyone touch it.


I still have to put the silky around it (I bought the wrong stuff), but for now I think she is ok with it.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Austin is a biker

video
Valerie was videographer

Last week Austin saw a bike that he really wanted. Since his current bike is a free cycle bike, I told him if could ride his bike without training wheels than he could have a new bike. I thought he might try, but I didn't think he was ready. I was wrong.

We have been practicing since Friday and he picked it up pretty fast. The first day he rode by himself for a short time, I then got so excited and scream with delight which made him fall pretty good. It almost messed the entire thing up! But mommy's sewing to the rescue. I converted something I made to help Savannah walk to a vest that I could hold on to while he rode. Each day he got better, Sunday I was still holding on, but not such a tight grip, then on Monday I started telling him I was short of breath and I needed a break and I had to let go. Also a big big help on Monday I raised both training wheels on his old bike and told him when he didn't hear noise (the training wheels make such a loud noise), he was doing it all on his own. So the entire ride home he focused on riding without noise. I believe this helped him figure out how to get balance. On Tuesday he started telling me to let go. He still was not quite ready to show anybody yet, but today was a different story. Today he is turning on his own and really trying to start, but that is hard because he can't touch the ground (poor short guy). Today he showed his skills to daddy. We need to work on stopping, and starting. But we are all pretty proud of him.