Monday, June 9, 2008
The Speed Lemon
Saturday was mostly uneventful until the evening. Anna had a runny nose and watery eyes and kept sneezing all day so I finally gave her a tiny bit of benadryl at about 2. Around 5 I took the girls to McDonald's and then to see Kenneth. I made the comment how Anna was still kind of lethargic from the benadryl and looked a bit glassy eyed. I had left her in her carrier at McDonald's because she was sleeping. When we got to the fire station I took her out of her carrier and she was burning up. It is always super cold at the fire station so I thought she would cool off once out of the carrier. She did not. She got even hotter. 104 axillary to be exact. After Tylenol and Motrin she was about 103 axillary so we headed off to the ER. They drew blood, checked her for strep, and did a chest x-ray. Turns out she has bronchitis. So we went home with antibiotics and Anna is feeling much better. Her fever got really high again during the night Saturday/Sunday but has stayed low-grade since. She really had me worried. She was so lethargic and limp and hot and obviously not related to benadryl. She was so cute last night. She finally noticed a mirror hanging on her wall and if you hold her and stand in front of the mirror she will try to give kisses to the baby in the mirror. It was the sweetest thing. Yesterday was sad. We attended a funeral for the son of one of Kenneth's coworkers. His son was only 27. It was such a tragedy and really makes me grateful for my children. I am always grateful for them but even more so when I see how easily they can slip away. Life can be so unkind. Kenneth and I are still doing much better and I hope things continue to stay on the upswing. We are going to the lake this weekend to camp out with family and friends and I think it will be fun. I am not sure if they make sunscreen strong enough for Anna and I though- we are so pale!!!! Kenneth grew up going to the lake in the summer and I think he misses being out there. Hopefully as the girls get older we will camp out there more and more. Carly is our little safety patrol. She has already told me to be sure to bring life jackets and sunscreen. She cracks me up. She is so anxious and paranoid when it comes to safety. In the car she is constantly asking me, "Mommy, are you going over the speed lemon?"