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Friday, March 17, 2006

Samantha's Sick :(

Since the start of March Madness, I have been slacking on the Samantha posts. So here are the updates:

Last Saturday was Samantha's first swimming lesson. All in all it went pretty well. She was very attached to Mommy, but she did pretty well for it being her first lesson.

After the lesson we took her home for her nap. Later on we went to the mall and Samantha had her first taste of ice cream. She loved it!!! After the mall we took her home fro her nap. When she woke up, we found her covered in throw up. It was all over her crib and herself. This was the first time she had done this. So we cleaned her up, changed the sheets, and didn't think anything of it. Thought it was the ice cream.

On Sunday, she started to get a stuffy nose, and was very congested. Lots of coughing up phlegm. Jaime and Jeff came over Sunday night to help out with Samantha's eating habits (doctor says she’s underweight). Apparently the doctor told us a Speech Pathologist can help babies with eating issues (don't ask me how). So Jaime (she's the Speech Pathologist) came over to help.

Samantha was very cranky and wanted to have nothing to do with the exercises. So Jaime wrote down some notes for Leslie to try later. As the night went on Samantha continued to get worse. She had coughing fits where she couldn't breathe for 3 or 4 seconds and was very uncomfortable. We ended up calling the doctor, and he said to give her saline nasal drops to clear up her nose, and PediaCare if she is having trouble sleeping.

Surprisingly she slept through the night, but her appetite was completely shot. She would give Les trouble, even with her favorite foods (yogurt and goldfish). Monday and Tuesday night were rough too.

And then there was Wednesday night. We put her down for bed around 7:30, and she woke up around 9:00 with one of her coughing fits. Leslie was able to calm her down after a while. We then gave Sam her first does of PediaCare. It seemed to do the trick. She was happy and ready to play within 15 - 20 minutes. So we put her back down for bed and then put ourselves down for bed.

So I'm sleeping, and at 12:00 I hear Samantha screaming. Not crying, but screaming. So I go get her, and she is burning up. I bring her to our room, and Les takes her temperature. She's got a 102.4 fever. I completely start to freak out. My first thoughts were hospital and call the doctor. Fortunately Leslie didn't freak out as much as I did. She called her mom, and asked what we should do. While she was on the phone I am googling "One year old" + "Fever" + "What do I do". After an unsuccessful search I then attempt to search for Message Boards for Baby Care. I was in complete panic (what a nut). Looking back it's pretty funny.

So after Les got off the phone we gave Sam some Tylenol and steamed up the shower to help with her breathing. Also tried to put wet towels on Sam's wrists and ankles, but she was not having it. After an hour of all of this, Sam's temperature came down and she was back to bed.

The next morning Les brought Sam to the doctor's office. Turns out she has Bronchitis. They used a nebulizer on her to help with her breathing, and we are giving her some medicine every 6 to 8 hours to help clear up the passage way for her breathing.

Yesterday was a lot better. Her appetite is slowing coming back, and she is getting back to her smiling happy personality. Hopefully she will knock this thing out, and we will be back to having our healthy and happy little girl.


  • Tell my little girl to feel better and I love her!!!!!
    PS Don't forget the computer tomorrow. Thanks!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:00 PM  

  • Samantha seemed pretty happy when we saw her today - I think she is on the road to recovery :)
    By the way, I think that mother totally overreacted to your Noleade post...
    Aunt Debbie

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:05 PM  

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