Saturday, January 10, 2009

Back to Normal

Ana Kate is finally getting back to I'm hoping that she stays healthy for the rest of the winter.

My Dad came yesterday to visit and we went to the basketball game to watch Whitney perform. We had a great time and Ana Kate LOVED it. They were playing Bentonville and both teams (boys & girls) won, so it was fun to watch. The cheer and pom squads did a great job as well...I wish I had taken my video camera, but I did take a few still shots. We'll probably start going to more of the games since Ana Kate did so well.

Enjoy the pictures...

Papa & Ana Kate

Whitney & Papa

Whitney performing:

The temperature changes here have been crazy lately. These pictures were taken last Saturday when it was 70 degrees outside. Today it is 28 degrees outside.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Hanging in there...

Ana Kate is getting better....but she was definitely acting crankier today. That may be because I woke her up at 8:00 to get ready for the doctor's appointment, and she doesn't usually get up until 9:00 or 9:30. Then again she may be cranky because I've gone through a box of tissue today wiping her nose. The good news is she only had 1 outfit change today and that was due to her gagging herself, not diarrhea. (She hasn't done the gagging thing in a while, but she decided to do it today at lunch in the middle of the was REALLY bad.)

Anyway, the doctor visit went pretty well. He said her lungs sound great and to continue with the antibiotic. So she seems to be healing well and the medication is doing what it's supposed to do. So hopefully she'll continue to improve and be back to normal again by next week.

You can tell how much I've wiped her nose and it so red and chapped.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Still sick...

Ana Kate is still sick and sounds bad, but I do think she's feeling better. We have a follow up appointment with her pediatrician in the morning, so we'll see what he thinks. She is acting more like herself, but unfortunately she's also experiencing some nasty side effects from the antibiotic (of the blowout variety)....which is pretty nasty. So I'm trying to just keep her hydrated. We've already been through 3 outfits today, so I finally gave up and put her in her pajamas before dinner. Hopefully they can give her something tomorrow to help. She only took an hour nap today and I knew she was tired after dinner. I was checking my email in the kitchen and she was playing at my feet.....when I realized that she was very quiet. I looked over at her and she was sound asleep on the kitchen floor! It couldn't have been comfortable, but she looked content. I couldn't resist taking a few pictures before moving her to the couch. She is still asleep, so I decided to take advantage of the opportunity and post an update.

Sleepy girl:

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Sick baby girl

Ana Kate hasn't been feeling well this weekend. I thought she had a cold on Friday, so I decided to see if it cleared up over the weekend. She seemed fine, but continued to run a fever of 99 or 100 through Saturday. Then Saturday night she woke up at about 12:30 in the morning with a temperature of 103, coughing up mucus....and really congested. So we got dressed and took her to the emergency room. She felt so bad and she looked just miserable. They took her back right away and ran a couple of tests (one was testing for the flu, and I can't remember what they called the other one)...but both tests were negative. They also ordered a chest x-ray. This was probably the worst part for me. Have you seen the contraption they use to get a chest x-ray on an infant? It looks like a torture device....and Ana Kate sounded as if she were being tortured. But it served it's purpose and held her completely still for the two x-rays. It was so hard hearing her screaming and crying and not be able to comfort her until it was over. She immediately stopped crying though, once we got her unstrapped. So after all that they determined that Ana Kate has pneumonia. They thought it was just the beginning stages and that antibiotics should help her feel better quickly. So after a shot of antibiotics, a dose of tylenol, and a breathing treatment they let us go home. We got home around 3:30 am and went to bed. Ana Kate then woke up again at 6:30 am with a high fever I gave her more tylenol and we went back to bed and slept until noon today. She seemed to sleep much better that time and I gave her the antibiotic and motrin when she woke up. So far her fever hasn't returned and she seems to be improving. She still sounds bad, but is sleeping much more soundly. I haven't had such a sick baby was so scary! Please remember to say a prayer for her. I'm hoping she'll be back to her usual self soon.

I took a few pictures of her tonight and I must say she looks 100% better that she did last night. I've included a couple. I will post an update tomorrow.