Wednesday, October 24, 2007
These pictures were taken on Saturday, just before things got ugly. We went to a Halloween party put on by our local PBS station. It was crowded, and loud, but the girls had a great time riding ponies and meeting CLIFFORD! They were truly in their glory, especially Holland who ran up to Clifford with a great big hug, and didn't want to let go. I swear she is a character junkie.
After we left the party, we went to lunch and did a little shopping. The girls ate an awesome lunch, and were so cute and sweet. It wasn't until about 6pm that everything went south. Eden started acting really strange in the car. She was grunting and breathing really funny. We almost pulled over because her breathing was so weird. After we got home, she got distracted and quit doing it, but it happened twice more before bed. It was stressful and scary and I have no idea what it was. We racked our brains trying to figure it out and almost thought we would have to call 911. She didn't eat a great dinner, and wouldn't finish her bedtime bottle, but went to bed fine because she was exhausted. She woke up at 3:30am doing the same thing, and that is when it crossed my mind that it could be seizures(???). She also had the beginning of a fever, 99.5 under her arm. She quickly fell back asleep and slept with me the rest of the night. The next day she had a higher fever, 102.5 under her arm, but no more of the weird breathing episodes. By the next morning, the fever was gone and she was fine. I figure it was the same 24 hour bug that Holland had last Thursday.
So then we thought it was over...
...until Tuesday night when Holland woke up at 2:30am throwing up in her bed. I cleaned her up, changed her bed and put her back down. Approximately three minutes later she puked again, this time all over her pillow and in her hair, so I had to get her up and give her a bath. We brought her back to bed with us where she promptly threw up again. Gah. So, we pretty much didn't sleep that night.
Last night it was Eden's turn. Pretty much the exact same scenario within the same time frame.
It's sad and frustrating how life can be flowing along pretty smoothly, then one little sickness can put me back in that scary, sick place that I thought I was past. You know, that sick feeling in the pit of your stomach...that worried, stressed, and very very afraid feeling. I wonder if that feeling will ever truly go away.
At least in terms of this recent illness, I hope tonight will be a turning point.
Posted by Billie at 12:17 PM