Friday, October 16, 2009


I have a cold.  Please pray Ellie doesn't get it.  Kit's home today to watch Ellie so that I can rest and heal and so that Ellie doesn't get sick from my coughing and sneezing.

I've been fighting bad allergies for the past month or so (and off and on since the spring).  Since I'm still pumping for Ellie, I haven't wanted to take anything.  But they got pretty bad, and I went to the doctor Tuesday to make sure I hadn't gotten an infection of some sort.  I didn't have an infection.  He just gave me some nasal spray that his wife, an OB, confirmed was okay for me to use and suggested I get a Neti Pot to flush out my sinuses.  (We're also supposed to keep Coco out of our room as much as possible and get dust mite free bedding since lately it has been worst at night.)

The Neti Pot worked at clearing my sinuses but now the allergies appear to have turned into a cold, complete with a hacking cough and sheer exhaustion.  Yuck.  We've been so careful to wash our hands and keep Ellie away from germs.  And now I'm the one who might get her sick.  Argh.  Thanks for your prayers!!


Heather and Travis said...

Hope you are feeling much better very soon! And praying that Ellie doesn't catch it!

Our growing family said...

OH! That sounds aweful! I will be praying for you!!!

Lissa said...

Hope you feel better soon!I'm praying that Ellie won't catch it!

Susan Carson said...

I'm sorry you're sick- yuk! Paul and I both got colds when we first brought Anthony home. He didn't get it but we were so worried! I'll bet Ellie will handle it like the trooper she is if she does get it, anyway.
Won't it be great when the day comes that we don't have to live in such dread of colds? We'll get there!

Erin said...

I hope you feel better and I will pray that Ellie doesn't catch it. Just out of curiosity, what do you think of the neti pot? I have been contemplating getting one to use when my allergies get bad, but I'm worried it would be really uncomfortable.

Becca Sue Congdon said...

We'll be praying for you. That's so wonderful that Kit is able to stay home with Ellie so you can rest. :) YAY!

I hope you feel better soon and we'll be praying that the Lord keeps Ellie's body strong and healthy.

Love you guys!

Becca Sue

Claire said...

Praying praying praying - I hope you are feeling better soon!


Sara said...

I hope you are feeling better soon! I will pray for Ellie not to get sick!