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Monday, 16 October 2006
again with the sickness

Okay, I'm sick of this sickliness running through our house. The kids have been running snot everywhere for the past couple weeks. Ally isn't too bad, but Anya is really feeling miserable most of the time. She hates getting her nose wiped, and don't even think about letting her see you with the nose sucker (aka bulb syringe). I left her for 40 minutes the other day to go to Walgreens and get a vaporizer for her room. When I got home I could here her screaming her freakin head off. Rob says she did it the whole time I was gone. Ear infection? We've dealt with enough of them that we have our own otoscope. Rob thought maybe one ear was infected, so I loaded her up and we went to PromptCare. Anya spend much of the day wimpering laying against my chest (or atatched to it).

I was hoping she hadn't inherited Rob's ears. Crap!

Ally got her first infection at almost the exact same age. Turns out Anya doesn't have one... yet. One ear has fluid built up but isn't infected. It probably would have been by tomorrow, but the doc went ahead and gave me an antibiotic. Anya's cold has lasted long enough already, and hopefully we can kill whatever germs have taken up residence. Anya actually likes the taste of the antibiotics, oddly. Ally hated them (to start with. She now loves medicine. I got some out for Anya and Ally said "Is that Anya's Tylen? I want some"). The bad thing is that it's amoxicillin. Everytime Ally was on it, she got a yeast infection.  We'll see.

The one thing that distracted her from her wimpering was very strange. Someone left an Avon book on our doorstep. Rob was thumbing through it and Anya lurched up and stole it from him. The pages were crinkly, so she wadded them up and slobbered on them and just generally had fun. It was about the time her Tylenol had kicked in. Plus, we went to Wlamart and she had an entire hour or more with no screaming. It was a nice break.

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Monday, 16 October 2006 - 12:44 CDT

Name: "Erin"
Home Page: http://the-looney-bin.blogspot.com

I am sorry to hear that Anya is sick.  We are sick here, too.  The entire family, including grandparents all has a cold of one form or another.  My stepdad started it off and then Mike's parents got sick and then Mike, then Emily and, finally, me. 

Emily has twitchy lungs, so after a couple of days with the cold, her breathing was off enough for me to go to the doctor.  Lungs're ok, but we're nebulizing to prevent further problems, and she has an ear infection.  Lucky us!  She's also on amoxicillin, which gives her the runs.  Big time.  And that gives her nasty diaper rash.  

I hope all is restored to good health soon.  You need to rest to be able to take care of the kiddos!  

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