I thought we were doing so well, the boys made it to their 6 month check-up with out any "sick visits." Then just about a week later, the beginning of November, we were in TN & the boys all came down with a cold. It wasn't bad at all after we saw the pediatrician & she told us what to do for them & what to watch for as far as RSV which they are at high risk for due to their prematurity.
About a month later Donna came home from work sick & over the course of a week I got sick & then the boys did too :( We took the boys to see the doctor again since this wasn't just a "cold." We all managed to get over it just in time for Christmas but only after I took Garren in to be seen by the doctor a second time due to him having trouble breathing at night, he was fine, just hanging onto it a little longer than the other boys.
The week after Christmas the boys got a stomach bug, Kellan spiked a 103.3 fever & then developed a viral rash. I took Kellan to the pediatrician for the rash & fever, just a virus, so nothing to do for him.
Now just 2 weeks later, the boys all have horrible colds again!!! We took them to see their pediatrician yesterday, turns out Kellan & Garren have their very first ear infections :( Ear infections I guess can be a precursor to RSV so the doctor tested for that & it came back negative, thank God. Caden doesn't have an ear infection but he does have a nasty cold. We go back next week for a re-check & also for the boys 9 month check-ups. Can you believe they are going to be 9 months already?!?
Well, now we are going back to the RSV/premature baby guidelines for visitors.
- Avoid visiting the babies if you have a cold or fever or have been around someone with a cold or fever in the past 2 weeks.
- Avoid exposing the babies to other children with cold symptoms.
- Keep the babies away from crowded places.
- Never smoke around the babies.
If you are unfamiliar with RSV & who is at risk click here.
Now for some photos of my little sicklies...
|Garren, Caden & Kellan|
|Garren, Caden & Kellan, lounging in their pj's, watching the playoffs|