Monday, February 21, 2011
Sick baby, sleeping in and changes.
Maggie has been so sick with RSV. It started out as a little cold, then she got Strep, then she tested positive for RSV. She continued to get worse and worse and it was very scary. There is no medicine for RSV ( a virus) and breathing treatments don't really help. Maggie's breathing was very labored and her respirations got up to 57 breaths/min - that's fast ! She had a terrible, hacking cough and a high fever. Why is it every time I start to think about how healthy my children are and how they never get sick - they get sick ?
But, she is starting to feel much better !! Her fever is gone,her breathing is back to normal and the cough is getting a little better. I am just glad she is walking around and playing after spending three days sleeping in my arms. We even got out and went to the park ( forgot my camera) and Maggie loved it ! She went down the slide a million times and even walked fearlessly on the swing bridge at the playground. And the weather was perfect !
We all stayed up way to late last night watching a movie ( National Treasure). So, after breakfast this morning, the boys made pallets in the kitchen and went back to sleep. Why they didn't just go back to their bed instead of laying on the kitchen floor is what I want to know. Today was President's Day so they didn't have school.
The boys are really trying to get all the sleeping in they can get because next year......
...they are going to school. Yep. This is my last year home schooling them. We have had a lot of fun these last four years, but it is time to move on. We are all excited ( well, Walker and Will are not happy about getting up early).
Maggie will also be starting school - Two year old preschool three days a week ! I think it will be very good for her speech development and she LOVES playing at Mother's Day out so far. So lots of changes for next year and an empty, quiet house that I will have to get used to. There are definitely seasons in a mom's life and I feel like I'm about to drastically change climates !
In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation. Psalm 5:3