We're here. We're alive. We're fumbling through Fifth's disease. And people, it's ugly. Mary Louise topped out with a fever of 104.5 this afternoon but it has since come down (to normal actually) and she seems to be doing much better now (at 2am). Everett has a nasty cough and has had some trouble nursing - he nurses very very frequently for shorter periods - presumably because of his very irritated throat. David has had a few low fevers, coughs often and has a runny nose but is still playing and eating relatively well. Thankfully, a visit from Mommom coincided with our worst few days so far.
Fact: at the weigh in at the pedi office this morning, Mary Louise was 27 pounds and Everett was 17 pounds!
So, we are quarantined completely for about 2 weeks in an effort to keep our germs to ourselves - this can be very dangerous for a woman in early pregnancy and can (obviously) hit a young child very hard. I'll get a proper post out soon...right now, we're definitely in survival mode.