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My head is spinning, literally. I have some sort of upper respiratory infection or a cold. I am not sure what I have, but I have been feeling very light-headed for the past couple of days. My head is also spinning from the crazy week we have had. We made another trip to the MD last night. I made appts. for both girls to get checked out. SK's finger was still bleeding yesterday around 4:30. She has a terrible zit on her cheek I wanted checked out and she has a runny nose and cough. Emily was still running 102.9 fever late yesterday afternoon. I knew I could not sleep until they saw their MD. The MD said that he would have put a stitch in SK's finger, but at this point it was too late. He put her on an antibiotic and he said it would cover her face and congestion. He also gave us Bactroban to use on her.
Emily STILL has an ear infection and croup. He put her on a Z-Pac.
I am happy to report that both girls have had good days!!!!!!!!!
I think Sarah Kate's finger looks horrible, but the MD said that was to be expected for several days. Her poor finger does not seem to bother her at all. She does not cry when we wash it or when the MDs have looked at it. She has been so cheerful and sweet, but will not keep a bandage on it. It is driving me NUTS!
Emily has been so good to Sarah Kate this week. She calls her "Sweetie Girl."

I have been keeping up with Kelly and Scott on their El Salvador trip and it has made me put everything into perspective.


oh Lori!! Praying for you & the girls. And I've been keeping up with Kelly in El Salvador. Talk about an amazing trip. I've learned so much just from her posts. I sponsor a little girl in Indonesia so it's neat to see Compassion from her pictures :)
Tara G. said…
Sounds like you need a vacation! Or at least an afternoon at the spa! :)
Lauren said…
Oh, girl, hang in there! Glad everyone is on the mend!!!
Hillary said…
"Sweetie girl" she is a true southern bell! I just live her! And SK, what a little trooper!! You have the cutesy girls, ever!!!
Katie said…
Laurie, so sorry for all the crazy sickness!

You are a sweet presence. Thank you for praying.
Mrs. Dixon said…
I miss Emily!!!
Lori said…
Here is an idea put one on each of the girls fingers and tell them who ever keeps theirs on the longest is a winner! Kids like to win:-)
Bless your little have had quite a bit to deal with lately! I'm convinced God made kids so resilient b/c He knows how hard it is to see your children in pain, especially when you aren't feeling great yourself! Glad to hear that things seem to be on the up and up though, have a great weekend!
Erin said…
Try the sinus rinse by NeilMed. They have it at Walmart and Walgreens. Works wonders for congestion. Not all that pleasant to do, but TOTALLY worth it!

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