Sunday, April 19, 2009

Liam's Hospital Stay and Lily's BIG Secret

Thursday, both babies, who had been struggling with Abby's Easter cold, both became feverish and lethargic so we brought them to the ER. Lily's illness was mostly in her head so she was eventually sent home with antibiotics but Liam was diagnosed with pneumonia. There have been so many cases of it that I know of so I guess it was our turn. His chest was so wheezy and his little voice so diminished. He started feeling much better the next day and really enjoyed the attention of all the nurses. He batted his eyelashes and smiled and flirted and everyone just loved him. But it was really sad to see him hooked up to all the monitors and I think there is nothing sadder than a baby with an IV. Paul and I had experience holding babies with tubes and wires thanks to Lily in the NICU but it was still hard. He was the perfect little patient who got progressively better until he was released today.
You may, at this point, be feeling really sorry for me, his mother, for having to spend every night by his side at the hospital. Well, don't. Really. Let's just say, that it was pretty relaxing just dealing with only one baby... one who sleeps
through the night. And I got to sleep in the same room in a special bed designed for patients to prevent bed sores, so it was extremely comfortable. It was like a spa vacation only I had to go to Kim's house to shower. I actually got to READ! As in, a BOOK! Now Paul and my parents on the other hand... You can feel sorry for them. My parents kept the girls when they could and Lily- well, remember how I have been calling her our easiest baby ever? She has been the fussiest lately and she has the meanest little stare and she knows how to use it. She also has been sleeping really poorly in the night. Poor Paul. Abby has been having fun with my parents but her hearing problem has gotten progressively worse. Her hearing is so bad that we are having to tell her the same things upwards of 5 times before we are even acknowledged. If one were to whisper "My Little Pony" she could hear it from miles away. It is a fairly common hearing problem I think nearly every child experiences that becomes even worse, I hear, during the teenage years... can't wait. So, we bring everyone home today and Lily was fussing and gnawing her little hand off as usual when Paul discovered something.

Look closely at our little girl...
Closer...
Even closer...Can you see 2 bottom teeth in that cute little mouth? In the past few days while we have been concentrating on Liam, Lily sprouted her first 2 teeth at the same time. Poor girl, no wonder she was so fussy.

3 comments:

Brian and Courtni said...

glad that liam is okay...he looked so happy to be feeling better!

Simon and Sara said...

That first picture is so cute! He doesn't look sick at all! I am glad that everyone is better! When Kajsa heard that the babies were sick she offered to share her vitamins with them. Too bad you are too far away! :)

Erin said...

Poor baby Liam! I'm glad he is okay. And I agree that it's the saddest thing in the world to see a baby with an IV. Yeah for Lily getting teeth!