Sybilla has been ill since Monday night and Thursday was the worst of it. Yeah, three days later and it was worse. She'd been feeling generally yucky on Monday night and most of Tuesday. No big deal, I thought. I'll just work from home on Tuesday, and she'll go back to school on Wednesday. Wednesday morning dawned cloudy and overcast with a high of 101F. Outside it was in the 50's and 60's. Home again it was! She had woken up almost every hour the night before, so Mama and Daddy were feeling a little rough around the edges themselves as well. By the end of the day, Billa was still feeling pretty awful and that was when we hit the 101F.
Thursday was the worst by far. Her fever spiked despite having multiple rounds of Motrin and I finally decided to give the doctor's office a call and see if I should even bother coming in or if this was something that could be treated at home. When I told the nurse how long she'd been sick and what her temp was and that the fever had still not gone away even with the Motrin, the response was "come in, please!" So I logged off from work for the day and headed in to the dr's office. We were there for over an hour since Billa's fever spiked to 103.3 while at the office and they wanted to see if Tylenol would bring it down. It did, thankfully, so no ER visit for us!
Here we are at the dr's office. Sybilla fell asleep in my lap several times, this being one of them. Makes my heart hurt!
Turns out Billa has RSV AND an ear infection. She was tested for flu as well, but that came back negative thankfully. She's been hurting so much, poor kid, that she's practically slept in my arms during the day and hasn't really slept anywhere else, except maybe the couch. Disney should pay me as Billa has watched thirteen movies in the last three days. I am NOT making up that number...you want me to list them to prove it? Lion King 1 1/2, Up (twice), Curious George, Horton Hears a Who, Ratatouille, Emperor's New Groove, Happy Feet, Kung Fu Panda, Sleeping Beauty, Finding Nemo (twice), Elmo in Grouchland, and last but not least, Hercules. OK, so technically 12 titles in all with 14 different viewings, so my average of 13 is not off. This does not include the amount of time Nick Jr has been on either. Ay, ay, ay. I swear she doesn't watch nearly that much boob tube on a regular basis. This was the only thing that kept her distracted from the pain and doggone it, I was going to do what I had to!
We now have an antibiotic for the ear infection and since daycare is closed on Monday due to MLK day, Billa won't see her friends until Tuesday which is a big bummer. She always feels better around her friends! I am really hoping she feels better soon, not because I have things I need to do (like work), but because it is killing us to see her hurt so much. Now that she's talking, it literally breaks my heart to hear her cry and whimper, "Mama, hurt! Eyes hurt! Nose hurt! Head hurt!" I'm getting all teary eyed just writing that. Excuse me a minute...ok, I'm good now.
So here's to hoping our munchkin feels better soon...and that WE don't get sick as a result.
Thank goodness it's Friday because I really need the weekend!