My babies are so sick and it is just killing me to watch it! Street is definitely way more sick than Livvi. He started with a cough last Wednesday and it has just gotten worse and worse. He was sounding really rattly in his chest from all the phlem so I decided to take him into the doctor on Monday. Livvi had a much milder cough that started Friday so I took her in with him. The doctor said that Street had bronchiolitis which is swelling and mucus buildup in the tiniest air passages in the lungs. The doctor wanted us to start doing breathing treatments with albuterol every 4-6 hours for him. Livvi was clear in her lungs so she didn't need to do the treatments. He was supposed to come back on Wed for a follow up to see if he was sounding any better. Well, he was doing much worse Tues and Wed. Night times are scary. He gets to where he is just gasping for breath. It is so sad to watch! I took him in on Wed and of course he wasn't that bad when I took him in (isn't that how it always goes?), the doctor said his rattly chest had turned into a wheeze and his oxygen levels were slightly lower than they were on Monday but it still wasn't bad enough to do anything else. He didn't have a fever or anything. He said we just needed to wait it out and continue with the treatments. We came home, he did fine during the day, and then last night at about 8pm he started in with his really labored breathing. By 10pm I thought he felt warm, I checked his temperature and it was at 100.3! Ah! Can you say panic? Rick ran to Walgreens and got him Infant Tylenol and we put a cool washcloth on his head and luckily it brought it down. He is still hovering right around 99.0 right now but at least it isn't as high as it was last night. Livvi still just has a yucky cough. I just want them to get better! Babies this small shouldn't be sick!
Despite them being sick, they are still adorable :) Street has started to try to smile. You can tell in his eyes he is trying and his mouth is making the funniest shapes trying to form into a smile. Its really cute :) Livvi has been changing a lot the last two weeks or so, I think she is starting to look a lot like Daci did as a baby and she is starting to look a lot more like Street. When they were first born they couldn't have looked more different, but they are starting to look more alike now. They also pull the same facial expressions, which is hilarious. I'll be playing with Livvi and she will pull a face that Street makes and I'll get confused with who I am holding for a second :) Here are my babes at 8 weeks:
|You can tell in his eyes that he is sick :(|
Of course the photo shoot wouldn't be complete without Daci begging to be in some too :) She sure loves her babies!
Here is my ever-growing Daci bug. I can't believe how big and grown up she is getting!! We've decided to try and grow her bangs out. It is taking so much restraint to not just chop them off again because they are at a really scary length right now :) I'm gonna try and stick it out though!