A belated Happy Valentine’s Day from my little valentine.
She may be smiling in that photo, but trust me, it’s been a rough week.
Remember that daycare cold I posted about a couple of weeks ago? Ha! That has NOTHING on the sickness my little girl was hit with last Monday. It was bad. Really bad. I’m talking up-all-night-screaming-not-taking-the-pacifier-won’t-sleep-in-her-bed-projectile-vomiting bad.
We rushed Annalynn to the doctor on Monday and she tested positive for RSV. They prescribed around the clock breathing treatments and we were told to watch for any problems with catching her breath. She napped in her swing during the day and slept propped in our arms at night. Derek and I traded off working from home during the week so we could nurse her back to health.
By the way, I threw the Node Frieda in the trash and ordered an electric aspirator. SOOO MUCH EASIER! Plus, Annalynn likes the buzzing noise the aspirator makes, which is an awesome distraction when I’m clearing her nose.
It didn’t take long for both Derek and I to catch what Annalynn had. We were both walking zombies by the time the weekend came and spent the majority of the holiday weekend on the couch complaining about how terrible we both felt. Luckily my MIL took Annalynn for a few hours on Saturday so we could rest up.
Having also gone through the severely congested nose, terrible cough, sore throat, and not being able to take any of the “good” medicine due to breastfeeding, I can 100% understand why Annalynn was screaming so much last week – I wanted to scream, too. I pretty much subsided on popsicles, ice cream, and gatorade over the weekend.
We’re still a pretty miserable bunch at the moment, but I think we’re over the hump (knock on wood). Annalynn is seeing the doctor again this morning and I feel well enough to at least be back at work.
RSV is no joke!