Still Sick

{ Monday, February 22, 2010 }
The bean is STILL sick! I can hardly believe it, but its been over two weeks of high fevers, a runny nose, vomiting, and lots and lots of coughing. Apparently, the bean's immune system was busy fighting off the bronchiolitis when another virus came along and caught her off guard, making her sick, sick, sick. She hasn't been much interested in nursing and what she has been able to eat, she hasn't been able to keep down. We thought she was looking a bit skinny and late last week we noticed a decrease in wet diapers, so we were off yet again to the doctor's office for our third visit since all this started. We were hoping the bean hadn't lost too much weight, but she's down a little over a pound.

The bean has been waking up in the middle of the night crying almost unconsolably and I've been reminded of what it was like those first few weeks with a newborn. Now we are back to counting wet diapers, timing feedings and scheduling weight checks like with a newborn as we work on operation (re)chubby baby.

Thank goodness we're (hopefully) at the tail end of all this craziness and we just need to fatten up our little girl and she'll have an easy recovery.

3 comments:

Val said...

hope she feels better soon! :(

greg said...

That poor baby! I'm sorry she's been sick so long.

Strawberry said...

Ugh, what a mess. So sorry...I feel ya on this. It was one thing after another with Miles, too. And the same stuff you're describing with the waking up crying at night, not wanting to eat much, etc. A week after he got over everything, he was back to eating like a champ (actually, more than before to make up for it). I'm sure the Bean will be there in no time.