Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Alright, remember I said that Lily was feeling under the weather for Halloween??

Friday night we went to get the kids the H*N1 vaccinations. (thanks Lu for the heads up on the line up).
So when Lily started a fever I thought nothing of it, thinking it was a normal reaction to the needle.
Her fever kept going up.. 38.9, 39.3, 39.9... (now you may remember back in China in September 08, she had febrile seizures?? ) I started to worry, Ibuprofen only brought her temp down to 38.7!
She would wake up and say things like "my bedroom is annoying me, things are moving in the room" or she would be very still, very glass-eyed, weird look...
Over the next 48 hours (the length of time the vaccine reaction is supposed to be) We watched her closely, tepid bathes, lots to drink. She was always hungry and thirsty so that was a good sign! Her chest was full and so was her nose, but nothing would come out?? It was like it was blocked solid in there!
So by yesterday morning after her temp reached 40.2 I brought her to the walk in clinic.

I knew she had an infection somewhere, either chest or sinus! Her breathe smelled like "fever/infection". Have you ever experienced that?? My sister gave me that advice years ago.
They always smell funky when they are fighting an infection... or maybe my kids just smell funky, either way, Lily smelled funky!!

Alas, she has a sinus infection!!!!!

So 10 days on Amoxil, and the rest of the week out of school. Why couldn't the doctor prescribe something for the mommy who has to stay home for the rest of the week with whiny, funky smelling Lily???
Actually, I don't mind at all, only when she is sick will she let any of us cuddle her. So I am taking advantage of every cuddle moment. We are having breakfast and snacks in mommy's bed, (sorry daddy about the crumbs)! and watching lots of TV and playing games!! ( and getting NO house work done!) oh well!


Jamie and Angela said...

Poor Lily, hope she is feeling better soon!

tiffany said...

Hope the meds do the trick and she is on the mend! In the meantime, happy snuggling. :)

Anonymous said...

Thankfully it's not H1N1! Tell her I hope she feels better soon!

Sampsons said...

Oh feel better soon, Lily!!! Take advantage - icecream makes you feel better! N

Anonymous said...

poor Lily get better soon

as for the breath
we call it sick breath around here my girls have always had that smelly sick breath when they are sick. Good thing about that is, is that you know when they are getting or are sick