Updates all around

Olivia has been sick so I’m going to update from the beginning. Note that she’s doing great – just likes to make things interesting for everyone.

April 29 – May 6: We’re in Disney. Olivia had a GREAT time and was so easy going.

May 5: We note that Olivia’s coming down with a cold.

May 17: Olivia is very fussy over dinner. I take her temperature and it’s 101º+ after tylenol.

May 18:

102º+ fever. I stay home and take her in to see Dr. Friedman. Ears are clear and throat is red. Assumption is sinus infection and we’ll treat her with 3.5ml of omnicef (antibiotics – 250 mg / 5 ml) once a day for 7 to 10 days.

May 19: Still running a fever.

May 20: Fussy but no more fever.

May 21: REALLY fussy. I noticed she had a rash behind her ears which I assumed was relating to not rinsing enough after the bath so I put some lotion on it. I had to take her out of church during Mass because she was REALLY fussy which has NEVER happened before. I then notice the rash is EVERYWHERE (belly, back). Her cheeks were red.

Arnie calls Dr. Friedman after Mass and she feels it’s just part of the virus (fever, rash) so not to worry. Olivia ate next to NOTHING all day and then was up more than half the night. This is SO not our Olivia so we’re both a bit freaked. No fever but definitely not herself. We finally put her in our bed at 2AM because we’re all exhausted. An aside Maddie comment: the next morning we told her we were tired because Olivia was awake all night. She said “Why didn’t you wake me up?” HA!

May 22: Rash is much lighter in the morning but gets worse as the day goes on. Arnie stays home and takes her back in to see Dr. Friedman. She believes it’s still related to the fever but just in case she recommends stopping the omnicef because it’s a new drug for her and maybe that’s causing the reaction. We start her on benadryl as well to help.

Olivia finally ate decent last night (pasta). So I think we’re over the hump. I don’t like things that can’t be explained with her – it’s scary stuff.

Now on to the good stuff!

Miss Olivia is a talking fool! The girl doesn’t stop. She says so much it’s unreal. A few highlights:

  • Fresh (as in Maddie’s being fresh)
  • STOP IT!
  • Bad
  • Mickey Mouse (comes out as “Mi-ee Mouse”)
  • TV on?
  • TV off
  • stickers
  • color (comes out like “yellow”)
  • Duck
  • Bird
  • Kitty
  • Hot
  • Hot (for cold)
  • Water
  • Brush teeth
  • ketchup
  • ketchup (for toothpaste)
  • Markers

There are a ton more, but these are the ones she’s most recently picked up.

One thought on “Updates all around

  1. First of all, I really LOVE the new changes in the website. So much easier to comment!
    Secondly, I just wanted to mention that Jenna also had the weirdest fever episode that
    lasted a week! In the middle of it all, we ended up at the ER with a fever of 105 after
    Tylenol. Even when she didn’t have a fever she was acting different – I was really a
    wreck. Children – give us gray hair!! I’m so glad she’s doing well now.

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