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We Never know What Tomorrow Holds


I helped with Emily's school Christmas party this week. It was a great party! They had craft stations that were really cute and she got to make a Christmas hat.
Sarah Kate has worn this Christmas dress EVERY DAY since December 4th. Some days she wears it the whole day and some days, it is just for an hour or two or three. Sarah Kate picked out the dress at Thanksgiving and her Kay-K bought it for her. She has gotten her money's worth out of this one!!!!! Money well spent. The dress is silk and has to be dry cleaned. ha! She cried when we dropped it off at the cleaners yesterday. I figured it needed to be fresh and clean for Christmas.
All week, I had looked forward to this day because there was nothing we had to do. I was going to try to relax a little. BUT..................................at 11 last night SK started crying really hard. I could tell she had fever. I took her temp and sure enough, she had 100.7. I gave her some Motrin, but it really did not seem to help her sleep that well. She moaned off and on the rest of the night. She would yell, " NO, NO, NO"......that has always been what she does when she has an ear ache. I think it is just her way of coping with the pain. She has not had any ear infections since she got tubes. Her tubes recently came out. I called first thing this morning and got her an appointment with the pediatrician. I was right! She has an ear infection, a sore throat and swollen tonsils. The Dr. checked her for strep, but that was negative. Bless her heart, she has not felt well today, but she has been really really sweet.
My day did not go as planned. I am thankful Sarah Kate was able to be seen by a good doctor and she has taken her first dose of antibiotic and will hopefully feel good by Christmas day.

Comments

Nancy said…
Bless her heart! And her ears! Hope she feels much better tomorrow.
Tara G. said…
Oh- so sorry! Hopefully the meds will kick in so she can really enjoy the weekend and her clean dress!!
Jill said…
Bless her heart. I hope she feels better soon. Question: when did she get her tubes? I'm curious when Amelia's will fall out. They tell me they will but I was wondering how long they usually stay in. We haven't had an ear infection since getting them - thank the Lord!

Love that she wears her Christmas dress every day. Precious. :)
Unknown said…
So sorry she is sick...hopefully she will feel better before Christmas! My son also got an ear infection just after his tubes fell out and according to our doctor, it isn't unusual for them to have an infection right after they fall out and then never have one again, or at least for awhile! Love that she insists on her favorite dress!
Unknown said…
So sorry she is sick! I hope she is better for Christmas. We had a solid 5 years in a row where my oldest son had ear infections and strep and spent Christmas Eve those 5 years in the minor medical center. It's not fun and it hurts to see your babies hurt. Daniel had his tonsils removed after battling with that for a while and it helped both his ears and his throat. Best thing we ever did.
Merry Christmas!
Johanne said…
I hope you little one is not feeling well. I hope the meds make her better real fast so she and you all can enjoy Christmas. it's ot fun when anyone is sick on Christmas. Merry Christmas to you and your wonderful family. All the best in the new year!

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