Back, finally!

Anyone who says “parenting is boring” is obviously doing it wrong.

To recap, Luke had an emergency room visit due to a high fever and aggravated cold.  We wanted to rule out pneumonia.  Doc said no pneumonia or flu, just a little bronchitis and an ear infection.  Prescribed z-max.

We planned to leave Monday to return home, but Mikki had a “severe” sinus headache and went to the urgent care facility to get her head checked, causing us to stay an extra night.  Tuesday, after we left for home, Mikki and I decided it would be good for me, Mary, and Luke to go to the urgent care after our return to check on our various colds/coughs.  At the doc’s office, we discovered Luke had a case of aspiration pneumonia created when he aspirated after vomiting as a side effect to his antibiotic for treating bronchitis and ear infection.  Great.  Antibiotics failed to clear up his ear infection and caused him to catch pneumonia.  Merry freakin’ Christmas.  Anyway, Luke got a shot and some antibiotics, then we followed up the next day with his pediatrician who gave him another shot and told us to continue Luke’s antibiotics.  He’s been much better.  Hasn’t had a fever at all, coughing has greatly decreased, no more wheezing.  Thank God we didn’t need a hospital stay.

In addition, the doctor diagnosed Mary with an ear infection and bronchitis, and me with bronchitis as well.  Today we’re all on antibiotics, feel better, and show almost no sign of sickness.  The video below is Mary 30 minutes after returning from the doctor with an ear infection.

She gave us no indication that her ears hurt.

Anyway, we had a great time with the family.  Karson (5, PWS UPD) finally got to hold Luke, and all members of the family fell in love with Luke.  Enjoy the pics.

  • Karson’s Mom, Mandy, with Luke

Luke and Karson (both PWS UPD)

We drove around town looking at Christmas lights. At one point, someone noticed Mary and Luke holding hands. The sweetness of my children!

 

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