Wednesday, March 2, 2011

sick of being sick

there is something going around. and sadly, little leah didn't escape it. neither did big ryan. but i think leah had it worse. she was sick for the better part of her winter vacation and even missed two days of school when it started up again. 

our days {and nights} were filled with high fevers {reaching 103.8 at one point!}, red cheeks, lots of cold wash cloths, a few tepid baths, lots of sleeping and little to no eating. 
we went to the doctor and think it might have been a sinus infection. hard to tell when she can't tell us what's hurting! but, she's on antibiotics and is back to her normal self. we didn't lose any weight, thank goodness. we maintained. and she's had more to eat for dinner than ryan or me for the past three nights. 

three cheers for healthy leah!

4 comments:

Julia Wade said...

those are the cutest red cheeks i have ever, ever seen. so glad everyone is feeling better. xo

Amelia said...

Look at those cheeks! :( Poor Leah. She looks so cute though, even when she is sick!

The MacDonald Family said...

Oh sweet girl, I just want to give her a hug! So glad she is feeling better!

Tawni Atherley said...

Its so sad when they are sick!!! for whatever reason Sydney is prone to high fevers when she gets sick...104 not uncommon, but it still freaks me out! And so I feel like I've tried it all to reduce/manage a fever and did you know...keeping a wet wash cloth on their heads is actually counter-productive!?! The wet/cool is great but you've got to remove it to let the moisture/sweat evaporate off their heads! food for thought...