Monday, March 3, 2008

"I think its viral"

That is what Maryam's pediatrician said, "I think its viral." Maryam's lungs sound clear, her ears look great and her fever went down today. Her low low grade fever is still totally dependent on Tylenol and Motrin every 3 hours, but hey, at least its not 104 degrees anymore! I'm supposed to watch her and keep her home. Her doctor wants us to stop all therapy sessions outside of the home for 2 months. That's going to be hard! She REALLY needs feeding therapy because she is still 100% tube fed and seems to be getting better with what little therapy she has. And I hate to stop PT now that she's actually trying to move around. But her doctor seems to think that she keeps getting sick from going to doctor appointments with specialists and going to therapy 4 times a week.
The top photo is of Maryam in her new car seat. When I see her in it I can see how she really was too big for her old one! The weight limit on the old seat is 22lbs. She's currently 20lbs. 10ozs. The height limit on the old one is 29" she's currently 28 3/4". So, it was definitely time for a new one! We decided on the Britax Marathon because she can still sit rear facing up to 33lbs! I LOVE that idea. And then she can sit forward facing up to 65lbs as long as she doesn't grow too tall. We got the "Couture" version because its Maryam's car seat and it just has to be pink! And this was the only pink one that we liked.
The second photo is Maryam in Daddy's suitcase. She was trying to tell him that she wants to go with him on his business trip. You can see that she's still a little pale, but she seems to be feeling better. We've been giving her all of the normal feedings except when her fever spikes. When her temp goes up we give her Pedialite because that's what the pediatrician told us to do.
She's already asleep for the night, but the past two nights she has woken up every 2 1/2 hours for snuggles, comfort and a good cry. And of course those wake ups coincide with needing either Tylenol or Motrin within the half hour. Thanks for all the prayers and well wishes.
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