Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Back Soon!

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.



  1. Praying for you guys! Hollyn had fifth's. It's the pitts.

  2. Praying the germs leave quickly and the kiddos feel better soon!

  3. I am a new follower and love hearing about your littles and how you all make it work with love and grace :) you are an inspiration to me. I have 2 littles, my daughter sharon is 2 and 1/2yrs and my son John is 7 months. He is recovering from RSV, he was a full term baby, but I think his sissy brought him RSV as a present :) do you have any advice for making brething treatments go better? He cries and screams unless he is asleep. We have has sucess a couple time in his bouncer doing "blow by" but usually it is horrible. Any advice with a little who is mobile and hating to be contained, he is crawling and pulling up on furniture, so happy except when he is being tortured by a breathing treatment. Thanks for any pointers. Hope everyone gets better quickly, 5ths seeems to be going around. Ann. Annmariamidden at gmail dot com