Monday, March 30, 2009

Poor Baby

Riley had her 9 month birthday today and all she got was a lousy double ear infection. Poor baby. She is so miserable.

Riley's 9 month "well" baby check up just happened to be this morning, which was good timing, since she is sick.

Her weight was 20 lbs 8 oz and her length was about 29" (she threw a hissy fit when we laid her down to be measured). I had noticed when I got her out of the car, she had some drainage in one of her ears, so I kind of had an idea of what was coming at that point.

Riley was very good with Dr. Strong, he is very kind with her and she was ok with him, better than even her 6 month appointment. He checked her ears first and said both were infected. He showed me the ear diagram and how it all happens. We talked about her rash, which he feels is eczema, probably caused by dry skin, but I don't know. She has never had dry skin, she has the softest, best feeling skin ever. But I'll do as he says so that if it doesn't get better, or it gets worse, I can say I followed his protocol. But VASELINE as lotion? GROSS! Anyway, this is what her rash looks like:

Hopefully it will start clearing up again, one way or another.

Anyway, after her appointment, I dropped her prescription off at United and met my mother-in-law at my house since she offered to watch Riley so I could go in to work. I think they slept all day. Riley was so tired, I guess it's hard to sleep when you have infections in both ears :(

Sunday, March 29, 2009

March 29, 2009

Riley is sick today. Not a happy baby. She woke up at 2 am and would sleep a little, cry a lot, and nurse just a little. Around 7 this morning, I decided maybe a bath would help her relax...when I took her pj's off, I saw that her rash had returned. Poor kid.

I guess I should back up...Thursday a week ago, I noticed she had a rash on her back...she seemed fine other than this rash. On Friday, I called the pediatrician's office and visited with his nurse Crystal. She said if she felt fine, just to use some hydrocortisone cream twice a day and if it wasn't better by Monday, to call for an appointment.

On Saturday, it looked better.

On Sunday, it looked even better. But she woke up with a 102.5 temperature. After I gave her Motrin, she was back to her normal happy self.

Monday I kept her home from her sitter's house, as I suspected she had a virus. The rash continued to look better, and she had no fever, she was in a great mood.

Fast forward to Friday, the 27th...she has a snotty nose and a junky cough. Riley doesn't seem to feel great, but ok.

Saturday (yesterday), she is in a really good mood, just a runny nose and occasional cough.

Now her rash is back and it's on her tummy. You can tell she feels really bad today. My mom came over to relieve me - I was at the end of my rope. Poor Riley has slept all day for the most part. Now if I could only get some sleep - it's just not that easy anymore.

Bad, Bad Mommy!

Wow, I am a really bad blogger. You would think with the birth of my daughter, I would blog more. Didn't seem to work out that way. Hmph.

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