Monday, January 25, 2010

Sick

Poor Baby!

Delaney's been fighting a cold for awhile now, but we were desperately hoping it would just run its course. The one time in the past that I did take Delaney to Kaiser because of cold symptoms resulted in the doctor telling me "Yep, she has a cold." There's $15 and 2 hours of my life that I won't ever got back. So, based off of past experiences and my strong dislike towards all things medical, I was really hoping her cough and runny nose would just go away. But on Saturday night when she started tugging on her ear, I knew it was time for a visit to Kaiser.

So Miss Delaney has her first ear infection and a case of bronchiolitis. She is on antibiotics and a nebulizer for breathing treatments. Of course this is my week to work and she's not supposed to be around any little friends. Thankfully, my family is rallying around sick Delaney and everyone is taking a day off of work this week to play pass-the-sick-baby.

Delaney's in awfully good spirits for a sick kid, but very sensitive and a tad unpredictable. Right now she is happily playing with the cats' toys. She has a plethora of beautiful, developmentally appropriate baby toys, but she prefers the cats' toys. But really, who's surprised by that? She is called Delaney Cat more often than not, and I have been known to purr to her to calm her down...

5 comments:

mme. bookling said...

Poor pumpkin! I would be pulling my duty if i were there...

Shannon said...

noooooo!!!!! how could that sweet little girl be sick?!?! Give her hugs and kisses from her co-sicky Ben (and me, of course).

christinaandbrian said...

get well soon little lady!

Leiflet said...

We had to take Soren back into the hospital (after being there for six weeks!) with a high fever and what they think was a urinary tract infection. It's weird that the illnesses end up being a part of their life story.

It's funny-- it teaches humility like nothing else to just have a baby who needs something that you can't instantly give them. Hang in there!

Casey Angulo said...

Poor baby. I totally understand your reluctance to take her to the doctor. :)