Sunday, November 9, 2008
Pictures may break your Heart!
Wednesday morning Miller woke up with these little red dots on her feet. My immediate reaction was she must be having an allergic reacting to her shots from the day before. As the day progressed and I took her temperature several times with no fever, the dots turned into a solid rash and was moving up her legs. So by 3 p.m. I contact her doctor to see what I needed to do. But because she didn't have a temperature and wasn't acting like it bothered her I didn't think it was a major deal. Well the Doctor didn't have any more appointments for the day so the nurse suggested we take her to the E.R. if it spread any further. So by 9 p.m. Wednesday night it had moved up her little tummie so of course I panic and so does Shane so we jumped in the car and headed to the E.R. After an hour we finally get back into a room where they inform us they are going to have to draw blood out of her tiny veins that are no bigger then a hair and put a foley catheter in to take a urine sample. By this time I am in tears because you see your precious child on a hospital bed as helpless as can be and there's nothing I can do for her. It was more miserable I think for Shane and I then for Miller. Finally, about 12:30 the doctor came in and diagnosed Miller with a Viral Rash. He told us that is an infant's way of trying to get rid of a virus. There was nothing they could give her to make it go away it just had to run it's course.
Thankfully, by Sunday the rash was gone.
This past Tuesday Miller went in for her 2 month check-up as well as her first round of immunizations. She now weighs in at 11.08 ounces and is 21 1/2 inches long. The first thing was her drinking this liquid for the roto virus. The nurse said most babies don't like it because it is sour but it didn't bother Miller one bit. Then came the 3 needles. All together she had 5 immunizations but some of them were combined into one shot. After the first shot in her right leg, and a hysterical wahl, she got 2 more in her left leg. By this time it sounded like she had stopped breathing because she was crying so hard. Boy did it break my heart. But we survived and she was a trooper through it all. We get to do it all over again in 2 months for her 4 month shots.
On the Sunday night after Halloween our church hosted a Fall Festival for kids of all ages. It was quite a sight to see all the costumes as well as the adults costumes. They had a cake walk that DeDe worked, Blow up toys you jump in, a magic show, all kinds of carnival games like bobbing for apples and a dunking booth, and some of the best grilled corn around as well as hot dogs, nachos, turkey legs, & more candy than the local Wal-mart... do you get my drift? It was a Hit in the town. We decided to take Miller up there in her costume for people to ooohhh and aahhh over so Shane and I could enjoy all the food and candy! We're still kids at heart. Ü
On the night of Halloween we had our Adult 1 Sunday School class over for a Pumpkin Party which gave us a reason to light our burn pile that has been collecting fallen limbs and leaves for months now. We also had each couple bring a pumpkin to carve... What FUN! But the best guest of all was a stinging BUMBLE BEE named Miller! She was the star of the night. At first, she was not crazy about the costume but eventually got used to it. I think it reminded her of the womb because it was so warm and cushioned. We were very excited that Uncle Cory and Megan got to come in for the weekend as well.
Miller's First Halloween