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Cheyenne’s First Real Sick Spell

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My poor little Cheyenne is in the midst of her first official sick spell. She’s had a couple of upper respiratory infections before where she was stuffy for a few days, which I think was all leading up to her teeth coming in. She started teething when she was 3 months old. And then she was pretty snotty when her teeth broke through.

But this time, she has been really snotty and coughing. Nana and Grandpa went down to see Cheyenne’s cousins, Rachel and Claire a week or so ago and when they got back, Nana was sick with runny nose and coughing. Then, the net day, Cheyenne got really snotty and started coughing. I didn’t really worry about it, figuring it was just a cold that is going around plus the cold weather probably didn’t help. But then her fever reached 100 degrees which is nothing to worry about, but just wanted to alert her doctor and see what she said. She said to bring her in just to make sure it was just a cold. So of course this happens when we have a foot of snow on the ground. So I bundle Cheyenne up and take her to the doctor the day after it snowed all day long. So her throat and lungs are beautiful the doctor says. Then she looks in her ears and says that it’s pretty red…so we are going to put her on antibiotics. I asked her which ear and she said “both of them”. So my poor Cheyenne has her first ear infection…in both ears!! Let’s just hope this is a one time thing. I had a terrible time with ear infections as a baby and I just hope little Cheyenne doesn’t have to go through that. She has been so cranky and fussy off and on..she will go long periods of time being just fine, then all of a sudden, just start screaming and crying and nothing makes it better. Not even Grandpa holding her…you know it’s bad when even Grandpa can’t make it better!!

But she is doing much better now…we are halfway through the antibiotic treatment and her fussy sessions are fewer and farther between. The doctor wants to see her after 2 weeks to check her ears, and she is also due for her 2nd flu shots around the same time and also for her 9 month checkup…all around the beginning of March. So we’ll be going to the doctor a lot over the next few weeks.

One good thing to come out of all of this…she may not be napping very well during the day, probably due to her stuffiness, but she has been sleeping all night long every night since she got sick. She will go to bed about 7:15 or 7:30 and she will sleep until 6:30 or 6:45 every morning. I’m hoping that will continue even once she feels better. Now…to get her to nap during the day again!

I’m just glad my sweet little girl is doing better and feeling more like herself, although this didn’t really slow her down much…she was still all over the place and smiling and playing, she just had some “fussy sessions” thrown in the mix!!


One thought on “Cheyenne’s First Real Sick Spell

  1. Sorry we sent the ick back with Nana and Grandpa. Two days after Christian's aunt and uncle were here, we found out that she came down with bronchitis, and even before that my friend brought her boys over and the next day told me that one of them was running a fever. So we don't know who we got it from! They're over it now, but they didn't nap well either when they were so stuffy. 😦

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