Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Sick Days

Sleeping Arosha.We just went through an extremely hard couple of weeks — hence the lull of posting on our blog. It started with Arosha getting sick. This was the 4th time since our return from vacation less than two months ago. Started with mild fever, and then escalated quickly.

He had very high fever for four days straight. Up to 103.9. He is usually not phased much by fever, but with fever that high he felt terrible. We saw a doctor and she didn’t see anything serious, but we had to put him on Motrin. It was quite stressful to see the fever last for as long as it did. It was the worst he ever had. Motrin ended up upsetting his stomach and after 4 days doctor recommended putting him on antibiotics. Second time in his life.

And a day after his fever subsided and we started feeling a bit of relief the same thing started happening to Anna. Her fever spiked up to 104.1 at one point. On several occasions we thought that we were very close to rushing to an emergency room. We actually had to rotate Tylenol and Motrin in order to keep her temperature in check. But after several days of this torture to us and to poor Anюta things seem to be coming back to normal.

Anюta sleeping.Luckily the ear thermometer takes only 3 seconds to read temperature. Anna was quite a bit afraid of it, but we kept showing to her that we measure temperature for Arosha, then for papa, then for mama and she actually started liking the process. So now when I need to measure her temperature she would come over says “На” (giving me her ear) and saying “истрашна” (не страшно — not scary).

And the fact that they make medication sweet for kids also helps a great deal with somebody as little as she is. If Arosha we could easily convince the he needs to drink it with her it wouldn’t work yet.

It’s true what they say — having kids is like having your heart walking outside of you. Seeing your kids feeling this bad has been very emotionally draining on both of us. Hopefully it’s behind us now and with Arosha’s school year winding to a close — here is to a healthy summer!
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