Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Another Day, Another Antibiotic

My kids really are quite healthy, other than the obvious. I'm telling you, we have only had one little cold in the fall and the stomach bug in January. Now in the past two weeks...YIKES!

So Allie was really fussy and not doing well last night. Matt finally got her to sleep and she did pretty well in the night. Today she cried most of the day, and I'm not sure if the antibiotics have kicked in yet. Mid morning Cara started acting uncharacteristically grouchy and was scratching at her ear. Here we go! Brady was also coughing a lot, so I called the doctor and got an appointment for 1:10 (have a mentioned that the doctor is 45 minutes away?) It was our choice to switch to this new office and we do love it, but weeks like these when we are driving back and forth with sick kids are tough! The kids were great at the doctor! As she was looking in Brady's ear and nose she would tell him that she saw a rooster or cow in his ear and then make the appropriate animal noise. I about fell off my chair when she finished looking in Brady's nose and said "All done" to which he replied "Quack!" Ha!

The verdict is that Cara has an ear infection and Brady has a stuffy nose and cough. We debated about whether or not to give him an antibiotic just assuming that he may also be developing something. We discussed the upcoming surgery and how anesthesia will not go ahead with the surgery if he is sick. In the end we decided to wait and see. I hate to put more into his little body than necessary. I can't imagine the toxicity going on in there as it is!

The rest of the day went on as you can expect...crying, nose wiping, Tylenol, crying, nose wiping, Tylenol... I'm so glad my mom had today off of work! Needless to say I canceled PT for tomorrow. Selfishly I just don't want to drive to Rochester again this week, and because I think we all just need to rest and hibernate tomorrow!

I wanted to let you know some exciting news! I will be speaking at the 15th Annual Festival of Hope benefiting Genesee Cancer Assistance Inc. The event takes place Friday June 5th starting at 4pm at Batavia Downs. There are many activities for the whole family all to benefit a great organization that helps local families affected by cancer. I'm scheduled to speak sometime around 8 or 8:30. I might even be singing(I'm way more comfortable singing than talking in front of a group!) My goal is to tell our story and raise awareness about pediatric cancer. I have a lot of work to do in preparation for this:) I continue to stand in awe of the ways in which God is using Brady to touch so many! I'm so blessed to be his mommy!


  1. I told you you'd be on Oprah soon!!!! And so it begins . . . .
    HA HA HA HA HA, love ya, girl!!

    Julie in NM

  2. I hope the kiddos wake up much healthier today!!

  3. Sorry the kiddos are so sick!! I hope they feel better today.

    Congrats on the speaking engagement and possibly singing. Good luck! I'm sure you'll be amazing and an inspiration to many who attend.

    Love you.



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