Thursday, October 11, 2012

Sick Baby

Eliza's had a really rough couple of months. She's been sick on and off for the past 7 weeks. Runny nose, cough, and congestion. Of course the nights have been the worst with coughing fits and lots of retching and throwing up mucus. This week, after finishing up a round of antibiotics for a second ear infection within the last 2 months, I took her back in to the pediatrician since the snot was still pouring and the coughing was worse.

The good news is that the cough is just due to the post nasal drip, even though it sounds bad. The bad news? The ear infection has turned into a double ear infection and sinus infection! UGH! So she has a superbug that's pretty resistant to antibiotics. The pediatrician decided it was time to get out the big guns since this has been going on so long. Now we are on to injection antibiotics which means she has to get a shot in each leg 3 days in a row... then we start on a stronger oral antibiotics to make sure this bug dies for good. It's pretty scary thinking about how resistant it's been to the drugs so far and it starts setting off alarms in my head about total antibiotic resistance (!) but at the same time its just as serious to let this bug keep going.

By the way the new antibiotic is super thick which means extra big needle. UGH!!! Poor baby. She is so amazingly tough though. With as exhausted as she must be from poor sleep and being in pain you really wouldn't know it.. could just chalk it up to an extra clingy period. I wish I was as tough as her! :)

Here's hoping we are done with this very soon!

P.S Also good news: Doc says she isn't contagious.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Newest Milestone..

for Eliza is waving! She waves "Hi" and "Bye" and it is one of the cutest things I've seen her do! She's even waved a few times unprompted. Today at her first dentist appointment (yikes!) they have a giant saltwater fish tank with really large beautiful fish and Eliza started waving to the fish! I wish I'd thought to take a video of it!

Eliza really likes fish and its one of her newest signs. I think we might have to get a fish tank at some point. Eliza knows 5 signs now: please, book, music, more, and fish. I love the baby signing time videos!

Also tied for most heart-warming things ever: Eliza likes to get kisses back and forth from each parent a few times in a row and then she literally pushes us together for us to kiss, then repeats the whole process again. It's a ritual she's created all on her own. Oh my gosh it's just too sweet!