It has been a very trying & tiring week.
You had a bad case of Herpangina.
For several days you were tired and sleepy but unable to sleep well because you had all these horrible painful ulcers in your mouth and throat, with a fever of 101. You lost all appetite because eating made your mouth and throat hurt, and you were even refusing water and milk.
At the weigh-in at the paediatricians, it showed that you had lost about 0.8 lb in those few days, poor baby. And when you are only 25 lbs ( give or take ), a pound is significant!
Anyway, on the advice of the nurse practitioner, we gave you a concoction of maalox and benadryl as well as ibuprofen, and you were so much more comfortable after that.
Your daddy says we forget how lucky we are that you are such a wonderful "low maintenance" and happy ( not to mention HEALTHY ) baby that when something like this happens, and you are soooooo miserable and clingy and "high maintenance", it really hits us hard.
This is probably only the forth time you've been sick. The first was when you had a cough and cold, and then AGE with a couple of bouts of vomiting and several days of diarrhoea, and then there was the time you had a viral fever followed by a rash.
So when you attacked the "can" of puffs, and just chugged them down like they were going out of style, I couldn't have felt more relieved and glad to let you wallop down the whole can if you had wanted to.
You are now pretty much back to your happy self and we could not be more thankful.
Sunday, July 18, 2010
You have been out and about in the yard lately, but it wasn't until a few weeks ago that we "introduced" you to one of the dogs, up close.
We'd always been afraid that they would get too boisterous and scare you or knock you over, but we knew we would be pretty safe with "The Wuss". He is just about the sweetest dog ever.
Of course, you couldn't resist picking up a rock to run around with...and maybe as a security blanket?
In the house, you do pat the cat whenever you can, or rather, when he's not looking and you catch him unawares. But it's usually a gentle pat pat with a smile :)
Since then, we have brought you up to "The Wuss" several more times, and each time you have gotten braver and braver, and have patted him on the head several times, albeit warily, but grinning the whole time.
You've seen the other dogs from afar, but I think we will wait a while before that boisterous bunch gets the privilege of having you pat them :)
I was taking random pictures of you the other day, and laid the camera down on the floor for a minute. You walked over to it and "cool"ly clicked the shutter release button. You have this thing about mashing buttons.
But anyway, here's the first photo ever taken by you.