Okay, so back to the pediatrician for the three sickies. Drew's chest didn't sound good, so he is on Albuterol breathing treatments and an antibiotic. Both of Paige's ears were still terribly infected, so we changed her antibiotic. Izzie was acting the sickest of the crew and had the highest fever, but her ears were improving and the doctor couldn't find any other infection. She was ready to call it a sinus infection and change her antibiotic, but decided to swab Izzie for influenza. All five kids got the flu shot a couple of months ago, but sure enough, the test came back positive for influenza B. Ugh.
So, we are hunkered down at home. Lots of medicine and cuddles. Long days spent in pajamas. We are hanging in there and have seen some improvement. We just need to get these kids healthy before the weekend. We have plans Friday evening, all day Saturday and all day Sunday. I would hate to have to miss any of them, so we are doing everything we can to get rid of the germs! What does that look like?
Paige creating a masterpiece
but broke them out early when we needed some sick-day activities.)
you know- Curious George's Very Monkey Christmas and
Elmo's Christmas Countdown
excellent cinema...(and yes, binkies and blankies are allowed when sick)
We need everyone to be fever-free for 24 hours before they can go anywhere or we can have anyone over. The fevers need to break before tomorrow night. We also need to somehow keep Will from coming down with anything. I don't know how he has managed to avoid all of this illness running through the house, but we need him to keep it up!