Sunday, January 25, 2009

This weeks up's and down's

This past week has had ups and downs. One minute it seemed as though Madison was starting to feel better the next she would down and out again. She has been doing a lot of crying, a lot of sleeping and wanting to be held almost all the time but she has been a real trooper. She wants to be held to fall asleep which is something that we have not done for them since they were little babies. This weekend it seemed as though her throat was not hurting as much as it was in the beginning but I think she was getting pretty dehydrated. She has not been eating or drinking much and even giving her the pain medicine has been a drop down screaming and crying struggle. To get her to drink I was begging, then bribing and then resorted to threatening with having to go back to the hospital and get a shot (fluids) and I think that one finally worked. She has really been trying to drink today which still wasn't much. She had maybe 1/2 cup of water and 1 cup of Pedialite COMBINED throughout the day. I even give it to her in the middle of the night but mostly she only takes tiny sips. I am keeping a close eye on her though since she has lost a lot of weight. She is a week shy of 3yrs old and was 29 lbs the morning of the surgery and now is about 24lbs. Almost 5 lbs in a week. I am still worried but I think she finally started to make a turn around this evening.

One afternoon she thought she heard the school bus so she opened the door. It was not the bus but she wanted to wait for Skyler outside. She was still pretty sickly and it was a bit cold outside so I let her keep the door open but stay in the house. In a few minutes she was laying on the rug, so I got her a pillow and blanket.
When Skyler's bus got there I grabbed my camera, took a picture and noticed Madison didn't move. So I stepped around to look at her face and saw that she had fallen a sleep. Poor thing didn't even get to see Skyler get off the bus. is that smile that we have been missing, it seems as thought it was finally starting to come back this evening.

As for Skyler, she has been doing great at school and we could not be more proud of her. Skyler is one of the friendliest and happiest little girls I know. She can seriously make friends anywhere. she just has that type of's hard to explain...maybe the future class president??? It is a bit strange sometimes...for instance we were sitting in a restaurant the other day and sitting very close to the bathroom. We could see the doors leading into the girls rest room and she had to go so we let her go by herself. A few minutes past and seeing a few people go in and out, I decided it was time to go see what was going on. As I got up here here she comes walking hand-n-hand with another little girl. She said "Mommy, this is my new friend, can she come over to play? Or to Madison's birthday party? Her birthday is February 9th...right after Madison's." HA! She cracks me up! Who makes friends in the bathroom??? And how did you find so much information out in the short bathroom "meeting"? Did she interview the girl??? :o)Skyler blogging...she doesn't get to do it often but she LOVES it and is so proud of herself whens he does.


Courtney said...

Oh my goodness, Shelley, I had no idea that was going on. I am so sorry! It's a good thing your "mommy instinct" was on and they got her in the hospital and taken care of. Poor baby! Andrew will be three in June and weighs 32 pounds (and so skinny stil), so when you said she had dropped to 24 pounds, I gasped outloud! I'm SO glad to hear that she's feeling better!