Tuesday, April 14, 2009

what a week!


i don't really know where to begin...this last week has been crazy!
last monday i took kya in to have her ears checked...she was still complaining that her ears hurt after finishing her round of antibiotics. well after that visit i headed home with not 1, but 2 girls with ear infections! yes kinley's R ear was infected yet again... so we started medication on them both. by thurs night kinley spiked another fever and i was up all night with her trying to comfort her. so we went in again friday to have them checked. well the antibiotics were not working at all...her right ear looked worse and now her left was infected also! we were out of antibiotic choices...so the doctor gave her 2 shots of rocephin and told us to come back on sat morning for another round. i spent the rest of the day friday holding a SICK baby girl, trying my best on no sleep to make her feel better! she was a mess! mark came home in time for me to pass her off and head out the door for a night of work...yuck! i was not looking forward to heading into work already being awake 48 hrs! but i MADE it...well kind of... my co-workers were making fun of my hair at about 4 am! i was not looking my best :) i headed home to sleep for a couple hrs before getting up to help take care of kinley and then head to a baby shower of a friend. i was so exhausted i was actually not even that tired at that point....my body was very confused after only sleeping 2-3 hrs in the last 70 ish hrs... i came home from the shower to find kinley in BAD SHAPE. she was so lethargic, had a high temp and would just scream anytime you moved her...so we headed into children's ER to see what we could do. they ran a bunch of tests....and got her more comfortable. we left with no real answers to what for sure was wrong, but that she probably had a NASTY virus and to watch her carefully at home. we crawled into bed around 3am easter morning hoping this was the worst of it....
easter day we had the family over for lunch and let kinley just lay low. she actually slept almost the entire day! i was so excited that she seemed to be doing better!....
on monday kinley broke out with a funky rash ....so we headed into the doctors office again! the doctor was shocked to see all the spots she had all over... she also looked at kinley's ears and her right ear was still infected even after 2 rounds of rocephin injections. poor baby was again a mess...her circulatory system was shutting down due to all the stress on her body. her little feet and hands were swollen and blue. we did ANOTHER round of shots of rocephin to hopefully kick this ear infection out. we also started steroids to help with this skin issue. the doctor didn't think it was an allergic reaction, but instead thought it was caused from the virus she was fighting....
.so we are in a waiting pattern hoping this baby gets better SOON!! we go in again tomorrow to have her ears checked and for the doctor to check out her spots :) i am hoping by tomorrow they will be going away! as i sit here typing, mark and kya are both in bed with fevers! mark has been getting fevers at night for the last couple nights :( he has been trying to hide it from me so i would not stress about him! i am hoping a good long night of sleep will help him! this bug is a NASTY one! i am hoping to not join the bandwagon of illness in this family!
here are some pictures of our spotty girl!
day #1 of her spots!
her arms and legs had them bad :(

mommy's 30th bday with her baby girl!

day #2 of the spots...they moved and look different!
but thank the Lord...this baby is still pretty happy!

6 comments:

tim and kristi said...

thinking and praying for you all. those spots are crazy?!

LauraAnne said...

Again...i don't even have words to describe how badly I feel for you, but how thankful I am you have such a wonderful family!! I love love love the fact that little K is still smiling through everything. Just know you are being thought of big time from this crazy puppy filled Howell house!!!

flmom said...

Hi Brooke,
Have they ruled out scarlet fever? My step-granddaughter came down with that a couple years ago when she was visiting us. I hadn't heard of a case in forever.
Brooke K.'s Mom :)

Molly at Blink Photographic said...

Oh, Brooke...
Is she improving, I hope?
So hard to wait and wonder, I'm sure!

Brooke said...

Oh my gosh! I had no idea an ear infection could cause so much trouble! I hope she's on the mend now.

flmom said...

Hi again Brooke, check out this ladies blog re:Kinley's spots. babycourter.blogspot.com
:)Ellis' Grandma