Colds & fevers & fibreal seizures...& calorie counting
Thursday, March 01, 2012
Phew! This week & past weekend has been just another round in the seemingly ever-present battle with t-bug's general health since the new baby was born. We went to story hour at the library last Thurs, & Fri saw her with a cough & a clear, runny nose. Ugh. We wrote it off as allergies & flew into our busy weekend. Sun saw her nose running like no tomorrow, a worsened cough, & additionally, two exceptionally watery eyes. Definitely allergies, right? THEN, she started the fever. Uh oh.
Now, we have to take fevers, even mild ones, very seriously in this house. Last summer, t-bug had a fibreal seizure. (She gets them from me...oh, joy.) It was honestly the scariest moment of my entire life, even as I knew what was happening. I was actually holding her when she seized (which may or may not have been a blessing). Up until that point, I never gave her medicine unless her temperature reached 102 or so. Her temp climbed too fast, & she seized at 102.3. For those of you who've never dealt with a seizure, imagine that you're holding your 2-yr-old child in your arms, & her entire body goes completely rigid while her eyes go vacant & her face goes slack. You're looking at your child, but she's not there. Absolutely terrifying.
So, back to our topic, t-bug started running a fever on Sun, which means that I was busy checking her temperature (over & over & over) & dosing her with meds as needed. Lots of missed sleep (on top of having a newborn). Rough times. I absolutely loathe fevers now. This is the second or third fever t-bug's had in the 6 weeks since new baby girl arrived. I'm praying it's the last. We're all going stir-crazy trapped at home & not able to socialize.
But today, all is well! Her fever finally broke on Tues, & her cold's been steadily improving since then. We're still stuck at home, but I'm tracking my food again today. So far, so good! Working on plans for dinner (who here loves all the yummy recipes on Pinterest???). I've currently used up only about half of my allotted calories for the day, & the day's half over!
Still waiting for the all-clear from my doctor for exercising & housework (especially vaccuuming, which is apparently a no no when living with bladder prolapse). I'm pretty exhausted still, so although I was toying with the idea of attempting a short walk on the treadmill, I'm probably not going to do it today. Dr appt is next week (changed from the week, since t-bug had a fever, & I didn't have anyone to watch her), so after I see him, I'm starting my exercise routine with gusto!
It's soooooo good to be back. Even though I'm not doing much yet, I'm slowly getting my head back in the game. I figure that's an important part, too, b/c true health involves mind, body, & spirit. Getting my mind into "healthy lifestyle mode" is necessary. I'm getting there!
Thanks for all the support! May the spark be with you!