I had to take Sweet Claire in to the doctor the other day. The poor little love has been valiantly battling off whatever her adoring germ-factory sister has thrown her way, but this one finally got the best of her, and she ended up with something along the lines of bronchitis.
I remember that Evelyn came down with The RSV (it was much discussed at my mommy groups at the time) at around 6mos. I remember that sickness being much worse and lasting much longer. Claire’s came on really quickly and is dissipating just as fast.
She was given a nebulizer treatment, but because the finger-tip oxygen monitor (you all know what this thing is, right? I don’t know technical terms) was too big for Claire and they sent me to Children’s Hospital to make sure she was alright. They also got an industrial strength nose-sucker-thingy which made all the difference. Some pedialyte, a few tests, some hysterics from a worried big sister, and a lot of TLC later, we were on our way home again. Just a note – Seattle Children’s Hospital is amazing. Top notch. Not that you should put it on your sight-seeing agenda, but good to know.
Tomorrow is her last day of antibiotics. With the boost of a humidifier, some vapor rub on the feet, and joining me in the bathroom for extra steamy showers, she’s doing great.
I even got a belly laugh yesterday. First one. *Happy*
*Side note – I had to take Claire in the day after Evelyn slid head-first into a 4×4 pole. It’s always awesome to try and explain all the injuries and illnesses in a hospital setting. Sheesh.