Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Brody: coxsackie virus

Brody woke up at 3:30 am complaining of a headache so I knew he was getting Jax's virus :( we were planning on him returning to daycare today but instead I had him go to Nana's with Jax who wasn't feeling 100% either. Sure enough my intuition was right and he started running fever around 1. He felt good when he got home around 4 but then quickly has gone down hill and is running 102+ :( my poor babies!! I feel so sad for them and am hoping we can catch a break from these illnesses!!

Landry: 21-23 weeks

It's been such a busy time between sick kids and school that my pregnancy updates have slacked. I'm hoping things will calm down and I can get back to blogging.

I had my perinatologist appointment yesterday. Landry is measuring right on track and weighs 1lb3oz. All of his organs and features were in the right place and working properly. Placenta looked good and blood clot free! Very blessed to hear all is well.
Here is Landry's 23 week development:
Turn on the radio and sway to the music. With a sense of movement well developed by now, your baby can feel you dance. And now that he or she's more than 11 inches long and weighs just over a pound (about as much as a large mango), you may be able to see him or her squirm underneath your clothes.
Blood vessels in your baby's lungs are developing to prepare for breathing, and his or her hearing is becoming more keen. In fact, your baby's cochlea – the inner ear mechanism that houses all components of hearing – is fully formed. So he or she can hear what you hear, but not at the same level. (Sounds and voices are muffled by the muscles and tissues around your belly, the placenta, and the amniotic fluid.)

Pics below are from boredom at the dr office. :)

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Jaxson: Coxsackie Virus

Don't worry, I've never heard of it either! Jaxson has been extremely snotty since about Wednesday and fussy at night. I was hoping it was teething but of course that isn't our luck. He threw up Thursday night and when he started running fever Friday I thought for sure he had strep from Brody. I called at 3:45 hoping we could get squeezed in as he was running 103.2 but they were all booked. So I made the first appt for the Saturday clinic and began alternating Motrin and Tylenol to keep his fever down. He was doing ok, running between 100-101 until about 3:30 am when he began having the dry heaves and shivers. I quickly checked his temp thinking it must be pretty high and it was 102.3, I think it must had jumped quickly by the way he was acting. Of course I couldn't go back to sleep until he got the motrin in him and working on that fever as I'm paranoid the boys will have a febrile seizure like Brody did at 6 months. It finally started descending around 4:30 and he went back to sleep in which Brody decided he was ready to wake for the day!!
At the doc Jax was absolutely miserable. The dr checked him over and as soon as he looked into his mouth he could see sores and blisters all along his throat :( He ran a strep and flu test just to be sure but those came back negative. Coxsackie Virus is from the same family as Hand, foot, mouth which Jax has had twice and it's pure hell! This is pretty much the same, several days of high fever along with sores/blisters in the throat :( this is pretty much my worse nightmare as its highly contagious and now Brody is susceptible. Please pray Jax doesn't get strep and B doesn't get this virus!! Jax is pretty much miserable although his fever is down to 99-100. He's not eating except Popsicles and yogurt. And all he wants is for me to rock him, which if you know Jax that is very out of character!

Also, it shouldn't be harmful to me and Landry if I do get it. Like most viruses, I've probably already had it and adults usually don't get it(although that wasn't the case for hand, foot, mouth! That's our luck!)