Addison has been sick since Friday. She woke up Friday morning with a cough and as the day progressed, so did a fever. Saturday brought a cough, congestion, fever and vomit! Her fever would go anywhere from 99* to 103* and back again. Sunday was not much better. However, we were able to leave the house for a bit without any throwing up. (Yay!) Monday was not fun at all. I think Addison's little body finally figured out that she was sick. She has been lethargic all day with little bits of energy here and there. Addison woke up with a fever of 102.8*, so I thought it was high time we get her into the doctor.
Our doctors appointment was for 1:00 PM. Addison's fever was 103.8* at 12:30 when she woke up from her nap. So I rushed over to the doctor's office hoping that if I were there early, they could get us in sooner. We got there, filled out the necessary paperwork and went back to our room. 50 (FIFTY) minutes later the doctor finally walked in. While we were waiting for the doctor, Addison decided that it was time to go home. She would walk over to the door and say "bye bye" and then cry because I would tell her that we needed to wait. Since there wasn't a whole lot that I could do, I decided I would do what every other good mother in my position would do. I pulled out my camera!
Can you see how sick she looks? Her face is all red and flush because of the high fever.
This one is my favorite of the bunch. It just screams "Look how sad I look!" My poor, sweet baby!
Once the doctor came into the room, Addison wouldn't stop crying. The doctor checked her ears, her heart, her mouth, her stomach and then listened to her breathing...or tried to! He tried really hard in fact. After about 3 minutes of listening to a little girl screaming in his stethoscope, he turned to me and said we needed to get a chest X-Ray to know for sure what is going on. He said he could hear something going on in her chest, but with all the screaming, it was too hard to tell.
So, Addison and I had to go to the hospital to get the chest X-Ray. There we waited another 45 minutes. As soon as we walked back to the X-Ray room, Addison started to cry. This was not her first time at the rodeo, and she knew all about the child's chest X-Ray contraption. If you have never seen the device for a child's X-Ray, then you are not missing out. It looks like a torture device. There are plexy glass walls that surround the baby and make them stick their arms straight up. They then sit on a piece of wood with holes for their legs to go through. Then they are strapped in with leather straps. This device totally reminds me of somthing straight out of Silence of the Lambs.
Once we got done with the X-Rays, we went back to the doctors office to find out what is wrong with Addison. Again, we had to wait, this time for only about 20 minutes. The doctor came in and told me that Addison has an ear infection in her left ear and mycoplasma pneumonia. I was not surprised with the ear infection, because Addison had just gotten off anti-biotics on Tuesday for an ear infection and she usually needs two 10 day doses to fully get rid of an infection. I was however, surprised by the pneumonia diagnosis. What? When? Where? and Who? I still don't understand how she got it, but hopefully with this diagnosis and anti-biotic she will get back to her normal, energized, never taking a break or slowing down self soon!