Tuesday, February 2, 2010

It's 9:05 PM

Okay, my dear blogger friends, it's 9:05 PM and I am sitting in my bed watching Lost (my FAVORITE show!), snacking on free popcorn, and listening to Caroline cry in her room. It's been one of those weeks. Caroline has been sick since last Wednesday and is on some major medicine. We've been doing breathing treatments every 4 hours around the clock, an inhaler for her seasonal asthma twice a day, and is now taking an oral steroid for five days. Yep, you read all that right...'little one' is super sick.

So, in order to help Caroline get better, I ventured into the Herbal Planet to pick up some herbal meds. I am now giving her probiotics (which I highly recommend), silver shield (seems to be over priced and not effective), and ivy leaf syrup (somewhat soothing) for her cough. I honestly haven't noticed a huge difference with the herbal meds, other than the probiotics. I have been mixing the probiotics in her milk, juice, or applesauce for the last several days. Her bowels are regularly moving (HUGE improvement) and I am sold on the benefits!

In other news, I've been putting Caroline to bed around 8ish and it seems to be helping. Ondrea, you were right about the 'getting up at the same time'. It's been hard this past week since she's been majorly coughing, but she does seem to 'go to sleep' a bit earlier; I AM SUPER thankful!

I am asking you to pray for Caroline's health. She's been so sick and the medicine is not seeming to help and is changing her little personality. I definitely don't like the 'new personality'. She's becoming quite the sassafrass and her emotions are highly sensitive. One "Mommy Look" will send her over the edge and then I am in my room crying due to the temper tantrum.

I must go now as the new Lost is coming on and I MUST concentrate. ;)


LB said...

hey Bethany, I am so sorry that little Caroline is so sick. I will pray for patience and strength for you and healing for her. I agree about the probiotics. I haven't actually bought probiotics themselves, but Ada eats yogurt with added probiotics everyday for her digestive system, and I know they help so much.

Also...I did not know you were a Lost fan. We must discuss this!! What did you think about last night's episode? I am left with more questions than ever.

Leah and Maya said...

its so hard when they dont' feel good either, they don't really control themeselves very good and the acting just makes the day so much more fun. HOpe she starts getting better. Maya drinks "sweet milk" I put prune juice in it, or dried apricots seems to help as well.

Over-Caffeinated X 4 said...

Glad things are better in the sleep department. I don't know how to explain the wake up time, but it's always held true for mine?????

I hope she will get better soon. Those breathing treatments are a nightmare. We have two with infancy asthma and it's scary!