Thursday, January 17, 2013

Oh yay, more respiratory ick

In case you haven't heard this already, former preemies with bad lungs and respiratory viruses can be a nasty combination.

Kids like Acorn pick up nearly every illness they're exposed to...and he's exposed to 2 different groups of kids: daycare, and preschool. Moms and dads, no matter how hard they try, often end up with the same illnesses, because all the handwashing in the world won't save you from the kid who coughs in your face.

Needless to say, we all feel like it's been one big round of illness since Thanksgiving. It hasn't been straight through with no breaks, but the breaks have been short, and definitely not enough to really reach full recovery.

We have not completely avoided the hospital this round - I ran Acorn in to the ER one morning a few days after Christmas after a night of repeated breathing treatments. But other than that, we've so far dodged that bullet. Lots of doctors visits. Lots of calls to doctors, and a fair number of office visits too.

But it's not like I had plans to paint the hallway or anything else to do, right?

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