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flu AND croup

This is what we do for fun around the house when we’re sick! Isn’t Justin a cute elephant?
Ok, so are y’all tired of hearing about my sick kids yet? I am. I’m scheming up some really fun posts with house renovation pictures so stay tuned… it’s destined to get better than this!! As I mentioned yesterday, Morgan was getting better, Paiger worse. Yesterday afternoon I took Paiger in to see our wonderful pediatrician. To me there’s nothing better than a young female pediatrician who has 3 kids who can sympathize with all our weaknesses as mothers & our crummy illnesses. Paige’s breathing was squeeky and labored and she was diagnosed with croup on top of flu! We had a dose of steroids there in the office and I’ve never seen a medication work on a child’s breathing better than that! There are times when I take things so simple as medication for granted. Thank you, Lord, for all your provisions!!

On a side note, I believe that all pediatricians’ offices should be well equipped with the following: 4 waiting rooms with doors that close for those patients who are: newborns, well, sick, and those who are throwing up sick… the pukers definitely need their own room with a toilet and door that closes. Our office has a room for newborns, a section for well, and a section for sick… but the throw-up patients get mixed in there with the sick patients and let me tell you, it’s not a pretty sight. What 3 year old can tell their parents they’re about to ralph, much less hit a target… just let them camp out in the bathroom until they are called… for the sake of those waiting who can’t handle sights like that! Can you imagine what I saw yesterday while waiting?!

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  • Household6
    February 20, 2008 at 7:09 am

    Thank the Lord for modern medicine!! I hope your girls get to feeling better soon. We have had croup and pneumonia more times then I care to count! YUCK!

    On a side note I also have a barfer who I trained to puke in the toilet by three. I have to say it is one of my proudest parenting moments. Sad, I know…..Sam barfs all the time, weak stomach I suppose, so by three he was running for the bathroom…..so nice!

    Get to feeling better, I’m praying for all you girls.

  • erika
    February 20, 2008 at 8:06 am

    They are so cute! That bulldog bag in the background looks real!
    I’ll be praying for the girls, bless their little hearts!

  • Tara and Felix
    February 20, 2008 at 10:49 am

    So sorry about your kiddos! I happen to know another barfer who makes it to the toilet! My 4 year old nephew, Harrison, wakes his parents up in the night to tell them he has to puke and then runs to the toilet?!?!?!!? I will never be that lucky 🙂

  • Dena
    February 20, 2008 at 1:51 pm

    I hope the girls are back to 100% quickly and there is some good sleep involved!

    and GROSS to the throw upness!

  • Anonymous
    February 24, 2008 at 8:57 pm

    Hey Darby,
    My name is Alyssa (Wimberly) Driggers and I knew your husband in high school. I started reading Abby’s blog and now I read yours, too! I’m one of those blog stalkers, I guess ! 🙂 I just have to tell you what my almost-4-year old just said when she jumped up in my lap while I was reading your most recent blogs. She saw the pic of Justin and the girls playing “elephant”. She wanted me to go back to “that picture of the Dad”. She looked at me and shyly said “He’s pretty.” I asked her what she thought was pretty about him, and she said, “his hair and his eyes and his smile!” I thought it was precious and just had to share it with you! Hope your girls are well SOON!!! I know how you feel! Maybe I’ll meet you one day at 1st Pres–I take my 3 kids there, too!