We have had another bout of sickness in the Dever household this week. Since Monday we have been dealing with a high fever and then Monday night in the middle of the night, it turned into a very bad cough. Let' just say we didn't get much sleep that night (you know it's a bad night when you're doing a breathing treatment at 1:30 am). So we headed to the doctor on Tuesday to find out that Emerson has Croup (and possibly the flu). The doctor really said she couldn't treat her for the flu because her fever had been going on for 48 hours. It makes no sense to me, but I guess you have to trust the doctors, right? So the doctor said she thought the main thing to treat would be the croupy cough and decided the best course of action would be two steroid shots....not fun when you have a toddler that starts to whimper immediately when you walk in the doctors office because her last memory of the place is two shots in the leg. So now, not only did we have a croupy baby, we had a hysterical one from the pain of two injections to her upper thighs. Emerson seemed to do better during the day yesterday (she did take a 3 1/2 hour nap, a bit unusual for her but she had been up for 3 hours in the middle of the night) and into the night, but she was still running a slight fever. Danny and I decided to keep her out of school today (mainly because that is the rule at our daycare - children must be fever free for 24 hours before coming back to school).
Danny had to go to work today, so I was the lucky one that got to stay home with our sweet girl :) !!! Emerson seemed to be her normal self all morning...a bit stir crazy, but seemed better and only ran a low grade fever (low enough that she can still go to school - the rule is 101). She did great with her breathing treatments and her coughing and breathing seemed to be getting better.
Yay, we were in the clear. So, like most naps on the weekend, I gave Emerson a sippy of milk and let her watch a Dora. Usually while she is watching a Dora, Danny and I will continue to do things around the house (well on the second floor of our house), checking on her occasionally, we trust her not to get out of bed, especially because we know how much she loves Dora. So I folded some clothes while Emerson watched her Dora this afternoon....when I went in to check on her, this is what I found:
Our sweet girl was FAST ASLEEP...she didn't even make it through Dora, so you know she didn't feel great if she didn't stay awake for Dora.