So this innocent little fireplace is minding it’s own business when out of nowhere WHAMMO!! It gets attacked by the princess’ head. Now, up until this point I have been convinced that her head is the hardest substance on earth. It would appear, I have been wrong.
The poor little fireplace. I know what it’s thinking.
“I’ve been your stage, your runway, a place for you to cuddle and sleep and perform random acts of prissiness and this is how you treat me! You attack me with your head!”
After much screaming, I got to see her head. This is what I saw. (Notice the ‘gymnaskits’ leotard under all the blood) Not too pretty, is it?
We rush to the bathroom, I clean her up and this is what I see after all the blood and goop have been soaked away. The doctor said to put an ice pack on it and to keep a close eye on her. What does she do? “Mom, do I need stitches?” When I tell her no. “So can we go to gymnaskits, please. I’ll tell Coach Laura to be careful of my head”
So, off to ‘gymnaskits’ we went, she didn’t do much. But she was there.
The next day, this is what it looked like. It is looking better every day. It’s going to scar and she still has a little knot and an ugly looking scabbed up place on the back of her head, but my kid is a trooper.
Now, because that wasn’t enough drama for one week.
Monkey starts to sound as though he’s breathing through water and his cough sounds like it belongs in an 80 year old lifelong smoker who’s trying to cough up his own lung.
Visions of RSV, breathing treatments, ER and steroids run through my head
His temp spiked to 103.2 for 2 days off and on so after two doctor’s visits they determine it might be pneumonia. So he gets a coke bottle (seriously) full of blood drawn from his tiny little arm. A shot of steroids and antibiotics in each chubby thigh and then an X-ray taken of his lungs.
He spent his evening, every 4 hours, attached to this fun little machine breathing in medicine.
Isn’t this little band-aid sad! It was on his arm where they drew the blood and I had to capture a picture of it. I felt so bad for him.
The X-ray tech was really wonderful and even let Princess look at the X-rays of Monkey when they were developed. He pointed out his lungs, teeth and heart for her. She wanted to take the X-rays home :-).
We are currently waiting for the Doctor’s office to open so we can figure out if it’s bronchitis or pneumonia and what our next course of treatment is.
Have a wonderful, healthy and hopefully uneventful day my lovelies!
5 PM Update. It is pneumonia. He is starting on an oral antibiotic and a steroid combined with the breathing treatments. We go back to the Dr on Friday morning.