Monday, June 27, 2011

Our Not So Fun Weekend

We had a very yucky, no fun weekend. It started out great, we took the boys to see Cars 2 in the theater and they both had a great time even though Jude fell asleep. We got home from the movies and both boys took a nap and then the weekend went way down hill after that. Jude had gotten sick in his bed during nap but was still acting ok. Eli had a little snack after nap and then was playing when he suddenly started vomiting all over the living room. Saturday was more vomit, diarrhea, and lots of laziness. The boys spent the majority of the weekend camped out on the couches watching movies. They just didn't have any energy at all. Saturday night they both perked up and were able to have some Gatorade and crackers without getting sick so we thought we were out of the woods. Unfortunately they both woke up Sunday throwing up again. Eli only got sick a few times but Jude continued to get sick throughout the day. Poor guy couldn't even keep down 1/2tsp of Gatorade. I was getting concerned that he was getting dehydrated.
Luckily both boys seem to be doing much better today. Eli woke up full of energy and starving. I think he has his meals planned out for the next 3 days and he has also requested that once everyone is feeling better we go to the breakfast restaurant (Bob Evans). :-) Jude is doing better too but since he was so bad yesterday we wanted to take it slow today with how much he drank and ate and he wasn't happy about that. So by noon we broke down and let him eat more than just crackers. He would perk up when he would eat but as soon as he was done he would be exhausted again and could barely keep his eyes open. I have never seen him like this. Both boys took a 3 1/2 hour nap today sleeping until 4:45 and were ready for bed by 8:30. I am hoping that they wake up tomorrow with their energy back.



My poor boys

Baby news: or lack of baby news :-) I am 37 weeks 5 days today. This is officially my longest pregnancy. Eli was born at exactly 37 weeks and Jude was born at 37 weeks 2 days. Last week I was all ready to have this baby girl but today I am thanking God that I haven't gone into labor yet. This weekend I was so concerned with the boys that I would have been so sad to have to leave them, even though I know our family would have jumped in to help in a second. My focus was 100% on getting the boys healthy. Now that the boys are starting to feel better I am getting anxious about meeting baby girl. I know it won't be long until she is in my arms.

Friday, June 10, 2011

My 3 Kids

It is hard to believe that pretty soon I am going to have 3 kids. We are all getting excited to meet baby girl. Eli nicknamed baby girl "Shark" shortly after we told the boys about her and it has kind of stuck. She is our baby Shark and I am thinking that nickname might stick around for years. :-) We have been talking about baby Shark a lot to try and prepare the boys. I think that Eli really understands what is going to happen but I am not sure that Jude fully gets it. We talk about baby sister is growing in mommy's belly and soon she is going to be coming home to live with us. We are currently working on getting her nursery ready and the boys see that. I am excited to see their reactions when she is born. I can't wait to have my 3 kids home with me!

Elijah Kent

Jude Michael Baby Shark

(hopefully we will be able to decide on a real name soon)

Monday, June 6, 2011

Rough Few Days

Saturday Eli woke up with a few bumps on his legs and face while we were visiting my mom. I thought they were just bug bites at first but more and more started showing up as the day went on. Saturday afternoon I also noticed that his feet were swollen. I called the on call nurse at our pediatricians office and she said to start benedryl and to bring him in if he got worse. So we just watched him and he seemed to be doing ok. He didn't like walking on his swollen feet but the benedryl did seem to help with the itching.
On Sunday he woke up with no change. He wasn't worse but he wasn't any better. We were supposed to go to my nieces graduation party at a park but I figured the heat wouldn't be good for his hives or swelling so we headed home early. On the way home I had to pull over on the side of the road because Eli was getting sick. We made it home and he perked up a little but we noticed he had a fever. At this point we were getting worried and planned on seeing the pediatrician in the morning.
Sunday night as I was giving the boys their bath I noticed Eli's feet were not only swollen but also turning blue and purple. With all the different symptoms we couldn't ignore it so off we went to the ER. Mike stayed home with Jude since it was already after 7:00.
Once at the ER they checked him over and told me he had hsp, a virus that causes blood vessels to swell. Most of the time it is caused by an upper respiratory infection which he did the week before. They got a urine sample and took some blood to be tested. Eli didn't cry or even flinch when the took his blood. I couldn't believe it. He was so brave. I am sure it helped that they gave him a Popsicle. The lab work came back clear so after being there for 3 1/2 hours we headed home. Eli was quiet as we headed home but it was almost 11 so I figured he was tired. I carried him in the house and not 2 steps in and he threw up all over me. We got him cleaned up and cooled off until he could have more motrin and got him to bed at 12:30. He slept restlessly. I checked on him 2 different times he was covered in sweat both times but didn't seem warm to the touch. At 4:15 he woke up crying. I got him to the bathroom and he threw up. This time his vomit had blood in it and that was one of the things they said to bring him back to the ER for. So we headed back at 4:30am. The checked him over and asked a bunch of questions but since that was the only difference and it wasn't a lot of blood they weren't concerned and sent us home with instructions to see our pediatrician the next day. So we headed home and were there for 10 minutes before he puked everywhere. We started doing motrin and Tylenol to try and keep his fever down because every time his fever would spike he would get sick.
We saw our pediatrician where Eli puked all over himself and me. Dr J basically said to let the virus take it's course. Eli spent the majority of the day with his fever spiking around 103.5-104 and then he would throw up. He finally started to turn a corner after nap. His fever would get down to 101 with motrin and 102.6 with Tylenol, so a definite improvement. And since the fever didn't get as high he hasn't been getting sick. Hopefully that means the virus is on its way out of his system. Here are a few pictures I took while at the ER.
Hanging out in the ER

His swollen feet

This is what his hives looked like

Cooling off with a popsicle

Having some juice after they took blood

It was a long night for my baby.

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