Monday, February 9, 2009

Can we catch a break

For the last several weeks Arabella has had one thing after another. It started three weeks ago when she cut her top four teeth all in the same week. She was miserable, wouldn't eat and had a heck of a time sleeping. We got over that and then her cough that she has had for months got worse. We took her into the doctor and she had RSV and a double ear infection. We started her on antibiotics and figured things would be fine. The next week she had her one-year check-up (of which except for the illnesses she is doing great 18lbs and I think it was 29 in.) At the check-up the doctor say that her ears were still not better and her cough was not going away. He then put her on another antibiotic and started her on the asthma medication, Singulair. She also received her 12 month shots and a finger stick to check for anemia, she was not a happy kid from all of that. Well on Thursday of last week she started running high fevers (as high as 104.6 F) and being miserable again. On Sunday she developed a spotted rash on her trunk and we thought she was getting chicken pox from the shots. After talking with the nurse we thought that it was instead roseola, except that she was still running the fever.

Well when she gets up this morning Annika comes in to tell me that Bella is all red. I thought she might have been red from crying, but alas we cannot be that lucky, she was completely red. It didn't look like roseola but I did the usual internet check for possible causes and came up with it being either roseola or measles, great...

I took her into the doctor and thankfully it was not measles, however, she is apparently allergic to amoxicillin and it was causing her body to be covered in hives. The doctor ran lots of tests and even had a second doctor come in to give an opinion. They still have no idea what is causing the fever, her ears still have the infection, she is still covered in red and she is still miserable...poor baby.

She is now taking Benadryl every six hours, Motrin every six hours, Claritin every night before bed and her other medicines of Prevacid every night and Singulair every night. As well as starting another antibiotic in a few days. For a kid who has been relatively healthy this has been a crappy month.
My spotted baby
Everywhere but her legs were covered
Poor Bella-boo.

13 comments:

Joy said...

No fun having a sick baby. Hopefully she gets well soon!!

JulieJ said...

Holy cow! Poor little pookie. It's so hard when they don't understand why they feel like crap!

Nancy J said...

What a month. I hope she gets better soon for both of you.

Bill and Tammie said...

The more I think about the odder I think it is that they gave Bella her 12 months shots when she is being treated for RSV. I have been turned away and told to come back later with my kids because of a cold, because they're immune system is low. That could be why she has gotten worse. Maybe its part allergic reaction and part measles or chicken pox...a reaction to the shots when her immunity was already low. IDK just a thought.

Bill and Tammie said...

Oops. I hope she gets feeling better. Let me know if I can help.

Amberly said...

Poor baby and poor Mom who has to take care of a sick cranky baby! I hope she gets better really soon.

Elise said...

bless her heart...and she's still smiling for pictures!! hang in there!!

Leserlee said...

Ahhh, I'm so sorry. That stinks. If you need a break, let me know. I'd be more than willing to help.

Perfectly Imperfect said...

She is the cutest little craisen I have ever seen. Poor girl. At least she can be confident that she is pretty in pink! As for you - I think you should (over) self-medicate with chocolate - the mother's cure-all. Well except for Tammie - but her problems are MUCH bigger than that - ha!

The Freed Family said...

Not fun for you or Arabella. So sorry.

Mary Jones said...

So sad! Hope you are both surviving. Poor baby.

julie said...

Hi there!
Glad you found me! You do have cute girls. I can't believe all the illness, that is awful. You'll need a vacation after all of that.
Julie Pahulu

Kim said...

La Tisha,
I have found your blog from your Facebook. I have been looking over your blog & had to comment on this post. My Brandon had the same thing happen to him when he was a baby. He looked exactly the same & was allergic to Amoxicillan as well. He got hives & exzema off & on for about a year. Then it all went away & he's never had a problem with either since. Thanks for the memory. Your family is just darling. And yes, Mike & I finally got married.
Kim Chalfant