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Friday, December 19, 2008

Baby Steps

Lucy is very very slowly getting better. Her fever is gone and has been for a day and a half now. I am very pleased about that. She is still pitiful. Today was the first time I have seen her walk in days. She was all stumbly because she has literally eaten nothing since Monday night. Since Monday, all that she has eaten is 5 bites of TCBY yogurt, half of an ice cream pop, and I force fed her 5 bites of regular yogurt this morning. That is it until she did eat a push up tonight. I would let her eat anything at this point. For Lucy to turn down ice cream or any kind of sweet, she most be deathly ill. She turned down those things for days. Until today, she has basically been asleep for three days. She was sleeping between 19 and 20 hours a day. The time that she was awake she was miserable. It was really lucky that she slept so much because she obviously needed it to get well and she wasn't so miserable in her sleep. One night she went to bed for the night at 4 pm and woke up at 8 the next morning. That was after a 4 hour nap in the day. Then last night she slept from 6 pm to 8:30 am. Unbelievable to me. She has been more awake today but still went to bed around 6:15 and took a long nap in the afternoon. This has been the first sickness that Lucy has ever had that actually really scared me. I have never seen her like this before, not even close actually.

Both girls completely lost it in the bath tub tonight. It was awful. Lucy had to have a bath because the push up was all over her. Annie needs a bath every day because she spits up and Justin and I hate that smell. They both screamed bloody murder for the entire bath. I had them bathed, out, lotion and redressed in record time. Lucy went straight to bed from there. Annie and I read books to her and then sang her songs and she was out by 6:30. Annie goes to bed at 7 so I am getting a nice break in the evenings. It would be really nice if Annie would not wake up for her dumb paci over and over. She had a good night last night, so hopefully I will be so lucky again tonight.

Thanks for all of the prayers and kind comments! Here is proof of how pitiful Lucy has been. This is from this afternoon and yes, she is still wearing her Halloween pjs because they fit so well.

Let's just say she really doesn't feel well.  Poor baby girl

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28 comments:

somethingcheeky said...

Poor girls! (you included!!) I hope tomorrow treats you all better. It is so hard when they are sick.

melissa said...

cute pj's! isn't is awful to see them so sick and not be able to make it better? i'm so glad she is on the mend. i hope you get some sleep too!

Mom said...

She is crying because you are making her wear the Halloween jamas at the height of the Christmas season! ha ha I wish I was there to give her a big hug and kiss. So, pass that on for me. I am so glad that she ate a little and is still drinking some fluid. I hate it when she is so sick. Well, I'm back to Bing and White Christmas. Love and kisses to all, LeeLee

Shawna said...

Poor baby girl. Kel, I just hate seeing her like that. I'm glad her fever is gone though and she seems to be a bit better. Hang in there! I hope all is better before you come home. I am so excited to see you and the girls!

Margaret said...

Poor Lucy girl...I'm so sorry she's sick and hope she's better very soon. I'm hoping & praying that little Annie & Mom & Dad stay well since Christmas is just around the corner.

Shamay said...

Hang in there. When we came home as a family from VN with our baby girl, our 2 year old fell off a swing. His tooth went right through his lip and then got seriously infected. Here we were with a sleepless brand new baby and a 2 year old in the hospital. It does get better. It does! It just takes time.

Stacy said...

It is just breaking my heart to see those pictures - poor little sweetie. I'm glad she's making progress and I hope she's back to herself very, very soon (and that the rest of you don't get it!).

Nicki said...

OMG, seriously that just breaks my heart in a million pieces. Reading about how sick she is scares ME! Do you think she had the real flu? Sure sounds awful to me. Glad the rest of you were spared! I think she'll be all better by Christmas. Poor baby. Give her a squeeze from us!! And take care of you!

KelleyO said...

Poor Lucy!!! I hope she feels better soon!

Carolyn said...

So sorry. I would be freaking out too. Ugh.

Katherine, aka katedrew94 said...

Poor Lucy!!! I'm glad she is on the mend, and you are getting a little break, at least for a little while.

Katherine, aka katedrew94 said...

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Kate said...

Poor, poor Lucy girl. I'm glad she's feeling better and hope that the germies stay away for good!

Kelli said...

Poor Lucy- I felt the same way yesterday. Luckily I think mine was only 24 hours.

Mab said...

I am so sorry Miss Lucy is feeling so so bad. It's so hard to see them like that (and scary too I know!). I hope the sickness stays aways from the rest of you.
Sending prayers that Lucy will continue to improve. And I love those pj's....no matter what season it is! :)

Arlene

Norah said...

Okay, that hurt my heart to see those pictures. This must feel like eternity for you. Poor Lucy.

Anonymous said...

Poor baby! I hope she continues to improve and feel better!
Take care, Lin

Courtney said...

poor girl....hope she continues to get better. happy holidays. courtney

Christina said...

Those pictures just break my heart! Poor girl. I'm glad the worst is over, and hopefully she'll be her happy little self again soon! This week must have seeb exhausting and scary for you.

MKH said...

hope she starts to feel better-she is still cute in the pics!!

mam said...

Oh, sweetie! She looks so sad...it kind of breaks my heart, so I can only imagine what you've been through this week! I'm sorry.

KrisJ said...

OMGosh poor sweetie just makes me want to cry for her. I sure hope she feels better ASAP!

Anonymous said...

Poor Lucy, I hope She will be fine for Christmas!
Good courage!

Anne-Laure

Cinnamon said...

This just breaks my heart to see Lucy like this. I am glad she is getting better though. I will be praying for sleep for you and Annie. I hope you all have a Merry Christamas.

Sooz said...

Poor baby! I'm so sorry she's been that sick. That is misery for an adult so I can't even imagine how a baby girl feels. Glad she is on the mend and praying no one else gets it!

JinXiu said...

poor baby, you included. I hope santa brings health and a very merry christmas to all

Susan said...

Just wondering how Lucy is now. Hopefully everyone is feeling great and had a wonderful Christmas!

Kelley G said...

Kelly,

What Lens do you use most often for your camera? I am thinking about buying a new one and don't know which one to purchase.