Monday, October 19, 2009

Go Big or Go Home

Well, after all our hard work to try to keep Ellie from getting sick, she decided to make her first illness the journalistic doozy of the year.  That's right, she has H1N1.

The pediatrician's not overly worried.  She's seeing 3-4 cases a day and hasn't had any kids come down with the major issues reported in the media.  She even saw a little boy who had it in follow up today who was a preemie and has bad asthma; he got through it just fine.

So now we're just watching Ellie closely and dealing with normal sick baby stuff - fever, fussiness, not wanting to eat very much, coughing, shortness of breath, etc.  We stocked up on Tylenol and Pedialyte (if she'll take it, it's better than nothing at making sure she's hydrated).  We'd appreciate your prayers!

"What's H1N1?  My daddy says I shouldn't have licked a pig.  What's a pig?"


Becca Sue Congdon said...

WOW, Em.

She sure looks happy for a swine flu baby! :)

We're praying for you guys and trusting the Lord.

Our growing family said...

Poor baby! I'll be praying!!

Amanda said...

Wow, that is big. You and Kit seem to be taking it remarkably well for first time parents first time sickness, with your little micro preemie no less! Sorry you have to watch her be sick. That's hard. Parents want to make it all better. Will she take Pedialyte through a syringe? Our Ped said Cadence should only have about a half ounce or ounce an hour which I thought didn't seem like a lot. I love the photo caption. Your family is in my prayers!

Kenny The Wolf said...

I've lived through how many epidemics without catching one, and this kid gets it on her first go? Life is hardly fair, it seems.

The buds and I will all be praying for you guys. =)

Christina said...

Poor baby. I hope she gets better really soon.

Paul said...

Ellie is going to be wonderful because she has the strongest, greatest parents in the world!
Those pesky viruses are already running down the street in terror!
She is blessed, protected and very much loved. -The Carsons

Anonymous said...

How are you guys doing? I'm so sorry that you have to go through this! Know that we are thinking about you and praying for you too!
Jamie and Veda

Melissa Nickerson said...

So sorry to hear this! I'm glad your dr. & both of you aren't worried. There is something kinda nice about sick kiddos, because they want to be held & cuddled more. But of course, we will be praying for a quick recovery for all of you!!