Saturday, December 19, 2009

Tis the Season...for Sickness!

Poor little Ava...she had a great start to the week and then she got hit with some illness mid-week.  She has a tendancy to run high fevers, so it always seems worse than it really is.  Scott stayed with her on Wednesday and I stayed home with her on Thursday.  She had her 18-month appointment scheduled for Wednesday night, so it was convenient for her doctor to look her over and determine it was just a virus.  One bummer is that we need to go back to get her 18-month vaccines...since she had a fever, she couldn't get them at that time.  The clinic finally had the H1N1 vaccine in stock, so it looks like she will get it this year.

I've learned a few things from Ava being sick this week:
  • The Disney Channel has a lot of shows that are somehow related to each other.  Ava was watching the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse in the morning, and I never switched the channel to something else that afternoon.  Next thing I knew, Hannah Montana was performing on a cruise ship where Zack and Cody (of the Suite Life) have taken up residence, and the Wizards of Waverly Place kids were also on board.  I think there was at least 2 hours of the 3 shows being combined...honestly, I had no idea what was going on, but it was the perfect backdrop for the mind-numbing task I was performing for my job (loading data into our database, and performing QA tests on some new functionality.)  Miley Cyrus just made the fun meter hit an all-time high!
  • I've learned that I am the calm and rational one when it comes to parenting Ava.  As we were giving Ava her bath on Thursday night, we noticed that she had red spots all over her body.  Scott immediately jumped to Ava having the chicken pox, and maybe even having the measles...even though she's been vaccinated against both diseases AND she was splashing away and having fun in her bath.  I watch Private Practice...I know she's be miserable if she had the measles!  Ha!  Scott insisted that we call an 800 # (I have NO idea what number he was planning on calling...1-800-Fix-My-Kid??) to get an answer.  I calmly suggested that perhaps the spots were a side effect of her fever, like a heat rash.  So, at my prompting, he called her clinic and spoke to the doctor on call.  All I heard was, "Yup...ok...that's what we were thinking..."  Turns out that she, in fact, does not have either the chicken pox OR the measles.  Nope, her spots are just the last phase of whatever virus she had, and we didn't need to worry about them.  Whew...I guess I can calm down now...
It's pretty cute how over-the-top Scott gets when it comes to Ava.  It just goes to show how much he loves her.

So, no cute pics of our sick, spotty baby this week.  But, since we're heading down to KC in a few short days for Christmas, I'm sure we'll have lots to post once we get back.

Merry Christmas!  May your family and friends be blessed with endless joy this holiday season!

1 comment:

Lisa said...

Poor Ava! If she had to get sick, at least she got sick this past week and not this coming week. That would be no fun. Dads are funny like that! 18 months old already... can you believe it?? Have a great time in KC!