While taking our daily photo, I must have spun Lily around one to many times as she gave back some of her dinner.
Last week Lily’s ear infection came back. If it wasn’t bad enough to have it once, now we had it twice. We aren’t exactly sure it went away in the first place.
I think the problem could be that we’ve had an allergic reaction to amoxicillin in the past so we get put on something else. Either that something else wasn’t good enough, or the ear infections were just extra stubborn.
Lily’s past her few sleepless nights and has been on new meds for a few days and seems to be getting better.
We’re hoping that this time everything clears up and we can go about enjoying being a happy, healthy little girl.
Last night Lily woke up crying again. We tried the hug & a book approach but this time it didn’t work. She’d go down for short periods of time, but then she’d be backup and crying.
We then tried to let her sleep with us, but that wasn’t working well either. She’s sleep for maybe 30 minutes, then be up just bawling. 9pm turned into 11, 11 into 1am and things kept going the same.
Finally around what was probably 2am, our 30 minute stints turned into an hour and we all got a few hours of sleep. However not nearly enough.
Do you have a humidifier in your kids room? When is the last time you cleaned it?
If you’re anything like us, it’s probably not been cleaned in a long time. And that’s not good.
Lily’s humidifier was a year old and I don’t think we ever cleaned it. We only use it in the winter and never thought twice about it. Turns out, it was supposed to be cleaned weekly. Weekly!
We ended up turning it off until we could get her a new one. Just turning it off seemed to make her sleep better. I could have been coincidence, but then again, you never know. It could have been blowing bad stuff into the air too.
We took Lily into her 18 month checkup today and asked about her rash. Turns out it’s more than likely from the amoxicillin that she was on for her bronchitis.
It should clear up in a few days.
We’re not sure if she’ll be allergic to amoxicillin forever, or if it’s just a temporary thing. Lets hope temporary.
Other than that she’s great!
Not sure what’s going on now, but Lily’s latest item is a rash; lots and lots of little red dots.
There are no sores, no blisters and it’s not itchy. Lily is pretty happy otherwise so we’re not freaking out just yet.
Tomorrow she has her 18 month checkup so she’ll be into the doctor’s office anyway.
The only thing we can think of is Roseola.
Roseola is an acute disease of infants and young children in which a high fever and skin rash occur. The child may have a runny nose, sore throat, and eye redness. A fever usually occurs before the rash appears. It lasts for 3 (sometimes up to 7) days.
We’ll Lily has completed her first round of medications. She had to take both eye drops and liquid meds and she did pretty well.
With the eye drops the trick was to turn her head to the left try to put them in the corner of her left eye, right by the tear duct. Once in, turn her head to the right and they’d slide right in. Then do the same for the other side.
This works really well except when your kid doesn’t want to be sitting there. Then it’s best to bribe them.
I’m ready for winter to be over as Lily has been extra sick this winter. It’s always something and on Saturday, Lily’s eye looked a little pink and her cough didn’t sound good, so I took her into the doctor. Turns out she had the start of pink eye and possibly bronchitis.
The good news here is that it was just the start and we caught it early enough. She’s now on two different meds to battle each one.
Have you ever wondered why your fingers and nostrils are the same size? Especially when it’s not cool to put your fingers in there?
With Lily having a runny and crusty nose, she has a tendency to try to either wipe away some of the snot away with her hand, or pick off the crusty parts. She doesn’t yet understand that her fingers are not to go up the nose.
But it’s a really good question. Why are they the same size if they don’t go together?
I’m not a big fan of just giving medicine for the sake of it, but it seems that Lily has had a cough for the past few weeks and I’d like it to go away.
Just as I thought it was getting better, it got worse.
She spent half the night last night coughing and her nose was running all day yesterday. I expect a big cruddy mess this morning too.
I sometimes wish I could just give her something so she could sleep so she could get better. Like toddler NyQuil; which doesn’t exist.