Wednesday, September 26, 2012

When life gets in the way...

I have been in a major blogging slump recently, major. I've posted a few times this month but so much has been going on that I haven't had time to write down my thoughts. I suppose life has been getting in the way of my blogging, but it's all about prioritizing.

CeCe Rose developed a high fever last Monday, like 104 degrees. So after speaking with a triage nurse at the pediatrician's office, who instructed us to bring her in the next day because of her age, lack of any other symptoms and because of how high her fever was. Tuesday she woke up with the same fever and I took her to the pediatrician's office that afternoon. The pediatrician took a urine sample and the initial dipstick showed an elevated level of white blood cells. CeCe Rose was diagnosed with a UTI and prescribed a broad spectrum antibiotic because the type of bacteria was still unknown (awaiting 48 culture results). Wednesday rolled around and CeCe developed a new symptom: vomiting, like projectile, Exorcist style vomiting. I called the pediatrician and actually spoke with the head of the practice who instructed us to go to the after hours pediatric clinic. He called ahead and told them we would be bringing her in for an injection of antibiotics to treat the infection and antiemetic to treat the vomiting. The attending pediatrician believed that the antibiotic originally prescribed was causing her to vomit so he prescribed her a new antibiotic. We left with a content baby and two new prescriptions. The next morning, our pediatrician called to say that the culture results were in and that the type of antibiotic she was prescribed would be best treated with another antibiotic. In case you were keeping track, this poor child was prescribed 4 antibiotics in 3 days. I'm happy to report that CeCe was on the mend by Thursday and doing much better by the weekend.

We visited with friends this past weekend in Boca Raton. They were visiting family for the week and when they invited us over for a visit, we gladly obliged. Tim and Sarah are good friends of ours who we don't get to see much, but when we do, it's like no time has passed. We spent the weekend hanging out at with their family and it was wonderful. We ate a lot of meals at home and spent lots of time just lounging around, playing with the kids. We managed to do a little shopping and even took the kids to a kid's indoor playground (twice actually). We watched football, ate good food and drank LOTS of wine. It was the perfect weekend. We were sad to leave on Sunday, but hopefully we will be able to get together sooner rather than later. Wishful thinking, right?

Bella is back at her "old" school and this will be the third week she's been back. She is back on track with her potty training (or her pottying, as I think she is pretty much potty trained at this point) and is even going #2 on the potty on a regular basis. She has even woken up in the morning dry, so maybe we'll even try undies over night one of these nights. Go Bella go! She is back to her normal, happy self and is behaving better at home. I'm not sure what was going on at that other school, but it simply didn't jive with Bella's personality. We love this school and we're so happy Bella is back to her sweet, sometimes rambunctious, little self.

It seems as though the weather may be taking a turn for the better. It's been a little cooler here at night and in the morning and less humid, too. Perhaps we will have some fall-like weather in the near future?!? A girl can dream, can't she? Next Monday, it will be October 1st, can you believe it?!? I have purchased the girls' Halloween costumes and they are going to be absolutely adorable! I won't spill the beans about what they're dressing up as this year, but trust me when I say, they will be too cute! I can't wait to do all the fun fall things, like a trip to Hunsader Farms and trick-or-treating.

Well, I have a sleeping baby and I should go join her. We've had a busy week and it isn't about to slow down. This mama could use an afternoon nap to keep up with the kiddos today.

Love always,
Ian, Kim, Bella & Cecilia

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