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 !


Mama Hen said...

Wow! So sorry she has been sick. As a momma it is so hard for me to see my little ones sick and not be able to do anything about it.

Wow! You do have some big changes coming up!

Melody Lietzau said...

Poor sweet girl. Glad she is doing better. Kinda jealous of your future season. The schools near us suck so I will be entering my fourth year of homeschooling. The kids are in a co-op so I only teach them twice a week but it would still be nice to have some quiet some days :)

Nancy said...

We have some big time hacking going on here too! Your girl doesn't look like she's enjoying it much. Poor baby. Give her an extra cuddle for all of us bloggie stalkers.
You're boys alseep in the kitchen? That's mighty adorable too!

Annie said...

Poor little sweetie, oh my that sounds like quite a virus, bless her heart, that is not fun.

Last year of home schooling, wow! I know you will enjoy having the extra time during the days, but I'm sure it will be a bittersweet without them there all day.

I love how the boys made those beds on the floor, sounds like my boys to the tee!

Wife of the Pres. said...

OK, mine would NEVER put themselves back to sleep. Wow. And poor Maggie. RSV is scary for sure. I wonder if her having CHD made it worse? I know when S has surgery during RSV season at the hospital we usually get a VERY QUICK release.

As to the switch to school, so strange b/c DH and I are discussing this. Trouble is we have some that we will keep home so I dread that (if we send some to school) with having different schedules. We already have that now with LM and LD in preK (two different ones no doubt), but all-day PS will be different. I think I am just going to have to submit if you know what I mean. ;) I don't want to. Then again, the final decision will be out of my hands and that feels good too.

Thanks for posting and I will be emailing you!

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
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Maggie Caroline was born Oct. 29, 2008.
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