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Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Rough Day

Good morning from Vietnam. It is almost 8 am here and miss little and her dad are still snoozing. Yesterday was an interesting day for us. It started out normal. Lucy played all morning and we went to breakfast and she was great. We came back up to our room, fed her again, and loaded her up in the stroller to go and explore in HCMC since we had no appointments yesterday. She did great for several hours. She loves to be out and about and it is fun for Justin and I to get out and see things. I bought her a couple of things and got myself a great dress and skirt.

I knew she was going to be getting hungry, so we go to Highlands Coffee in the Saigon Center. Highlands Coffee is just like a Starbucks. It was really nice to sit and have a diet Coke and they were very helpful in getting us hot water to warm her bottle up in. She scarfed down her bottle and then the fun begins. She took a huge poop. I mean HUGE. I am sitting there wondering where in the world am I going to change her. I take her to the bathroom and of course there is no changing table. The bathroom was really clean and nice, but still. Sara, you saved my butt by telling me about the Skip Hop. I would have never just laid her down somewhere. I take her into the stall, put down the toilet lid, wipe it down with anti-bacterial wipes, and put out her changing pad. She was actually quite cooperative because she needed to stay very still. Also, just so you know, the bathroom stalls in Vietnam are made for very small Vietnamese people. I could barely fit in there, let alone trying to move around to change her diaper. I felt really sorry for the others in there using the restroom. It stunk so badly. Ugh. Anyway, we lived through that.

I go back out to meet Justin and she is getting really fidgety and antsy at this point. We put her back in her stroller and figure she will be happy once we are on the go again. WRONG. She totally lost it in the Saigon Center. I still have no idea what was wrong with her. She had a clean diaper and had just eaten. She was just done. So, we head home. She ends up falling asleep on the walk home, but only for a short little nap.

When she woke up, she was so upset. Inconsolable. This is so hard to watch when they are so upset. She decides she will take another bottle and falls deep asleep. She totally wore herself out by crying so hard. She was very upset for the rest of the night. I am pretty certain that she is fighting an ear infection. Late in the afternoon she started tugging and rubbing her ears. I have antibiotics for her, but we are scheduled for her medical appointment today and I am just going to wait and ask the doctor. She is not running a fever. She slept very restlessly again all night. I am very tired because of it. She was not up crying, she was just all over the place and not peaceful by any stretch of the word. I watched her most of the night and tried to comfort her. I am ready to go to the doctor and start medicine if we need to. We are supposed to have our first appointment with CIS today. WE are waiting on a phone call from Quoc to let us know when we are going. I am so ready to have one of our appointments and get things going.

I hope that today she is feeling better. I know she is tired because she has never stayed in bed uptil 8. I will let you all know how the doctor appointment goes.

19 comments:

KelleyO said...

Poor baby! Poor Mama! I hope you both get rest tonight.

Cara said...

Poor Lucy and Kelly! I pray she's feeling better soon! Good luck with your CIS appointment. I hope you get to come home soon.

Jenny and Matt said...

There's nothing worse than watching your little one upset. Poor girl.... poor Mom. Hope your upcoming appointments go well so you can come HOME!

Anonymous said...

Poor Miss Little!!! She will soon be used to everything!!! Hope the doctor goes well! Miss yall 3:)!
Christy

Dan and Elisabeth said...

Lucy is beautiful! I have followed your blog for about a month. We live in Houston and are adopting our son from VN he is 3 months old today! Only a few months until I get to hold him.

By the way I just LOVE the flower hat.

Anonymous said...

Get to feeling better real soon Lucy! love you, Stacey and Adam

Liz said...

I hope she feels better soon! Poor little thing! Total armchair diagnosis but my dr told us that usually at 5 months they don't know to pull their ears because they can't centralize where the pain is coming from. And fever accompanies ear infections. But a mama can tell best about her baby being sick so I'm happy you get to take her to the doctor today! I'll keep my fingers crossed she isn't too sick and maybe was just having teeth issues or got overstimulated at the market! I would hate for sweet Lucy to be feeling bad for a few days - and I hate for you to have to go thru that too. It's so sad to see a baby feeling cruddy!

Let us know how it goes! We'll be thinking about you guys and sending healing and happy vibes to Lucy!

Emily said...

i know you are tired. hang in there.

kori said...

SO great to see all of the pics! She is a cutie and she and rainey can have a toe sucking contest! Anyway, I was checking all of the time and was kind of worried when you didn't post for awhile so I am glad all went well. Do you have any idea if you are still coming home on the 13th? Good luck with the ears-try that thing I showed you that the massage therapist showed me. I am sure you did! Take care, can't wait to see you guys home safe and sound.

kori said...

SO great to see all of the pics! She is a cutie and she and rainey can have a toe sucking contest! Anyway, I was checking all of the time and was kind of worried when you didn't post for awhile so I am glad all went well. Do you have any idea if you are still coming home on the 13th? Good luck with the ears-try that thing I showed you that the massage therapist showed me. I am sure you did! Take care, can't wait to see you guys home safe and sound.

Jo said...

I hope Miss Lucy feels better.

kate said...

kel! ughhh! first, i know about those explosions and those are NOt fun to have in a public place! i hate that! second, i also know about those hysterics and those are also not fun to have in a public place! i am feelin for ya right now! i know how hard those are at home and i can't imagine in the streets of nam! could be some teething issues or just more to see then she's used to.
she's still the cutest little stinker ever! :)
love ya'll bunches and can't wait to see ya! it's just around the corner!
kate

Nicki said...

Oh no - poor Lucy!! What a crappy (haha - pun intended) day for both of you! I'm so sorry she feels so yucky. Addy had a few days like that too. It is inevitable, I think. I bet the meds will help her really fast. Let us know how the interview goes and the doc appointment! I'll be thinking about you guys and hope she feels way better today. So much can change in just a day! Hang in there!

Mary-Margaret said...

Oh my goodness, she is FABULOUS!! I am so sorry for the rough day, I hope the CIS appointment goes well and know that (a) she is beyond adorable and (b) I am thinking and praying for you all. XXOO!!

Christina/Mrs. Broccoli Guy said...

Oh poor baby - and poor you! I remember the Saigon Center restroom very well and I can't imagine trying to change a diaper in there!
Is it possible she's teething? My daughter R~ was very unhappy every time a new tooth came in.
Hope the medical appt. solves the mystery for you and Lucy is feeling like her old happy self again soon!

Kristin said...

Kelly,

I just got back in town and had a chance to sit down and look at all your flickr photos and your posts for the last few days. I can not even tell you how happy we are for you two! She is absolutely beautiful...what a blessing! Can't wait to hear more - I hope she is feeling better soon!!!

Kristin & Brett

ashley steel said...

Poor thing! I hope Miss Lucy gets to feeling better soon!!

Susan said...

Kelly, hope today is better for Lucy and you! Hmmm...changing diapers in a tiny bathroom... making note to self on how this is done. LOL. Sounds like you did just great. Loving the photos! They make my whole day!!!

-Jenny said...

Kelly,

My girls are and did the same thing. She is probably grieving or having terrors or bad dreams. It is a usually thing with these girls and happens with change in scenery, shift in anything. Mia and Cammie both rub/scratch ears to raw peices. And cammie did it to her eye. And their ears are fine.

The only thing I can say is to try not to expose her to too much stimulation and heat. They start to freak if there is too much going on for too long. We ended up staying in alot after an event so the girls would feel safe and secure.

Good luck and I will try to take a look at your sweet baby when my two rest--take care-J