Thursday, February 19, 2009

sickies win

Look at this sweet face. Now imagine that this cutie has had a two-pack-a-day habit for the last 30 years. Yeah, that's the sound of RSV. Sweet little Hayden caught her brother and sister's cold from last week. We thought she would fight it off but Monday night she developed a cough and on Tuesday morning I knew I should take her in to the doctor. Just as I suspected the snot test showed RSV (that's the roto virus... I'm sure there's more to the roto part, but I don't want to look it up). Since it's a viral strain there's nothing to do to treat it except make her comfortable. She sleeps in a room with a humidifier and I sacrificially take super long showers so she can breathe in the steamy air (I know, I'm a saint...). Now why in the world did we have to give Cameron nebulizer treatments when she had RSV? I think it was a cruel trick... making us pin down Cameron who remarkably, has the strength of 10 men. I think I may have blogged about it- I can't believe that I've been at it for so long! Anyway, Hayden is a trooper. She is handling this illness very well and it's quite nice to have an excuse to hold her a little more often.


Melinda said...

Poor Hayden! Trevor had RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus)as a little one, too. No fun. Get better, Baby Girl!!

Sallie said...

She's too cute to be sick! Does she need her Nanny to come over and hold her? Does Cams need someone to play with? Does Jason need someone to beat in a video game?


Justice, Ashley, Avery and Rudy Jones said...

I think the doctors know that the only way to get nebulizer medicine into the lungs is to pin down a screaming child and force them to breathe through a smoking mask. Nothing works the lungs out better that a poor kid who thinks their parents are trying to torture them... I'm sure glad they didn't have those when I was a kid... just the old humidifier and shower for us too.