Monday, March 21, 2011

I know it has been awhile since I blogged.  I'll give you one guess why?  Yep, Gracie had been sick for about a month.  The last week before Spring Break was pretty rough.  It all started the week after we got back from Mexico.  She got strep.  She took antibiotics, everything was great until the day after she finished taking her antibiotics when she got sick again.  It was strep AND a fever (she normally doesn't get fever with strep).  I had taken her in because of the nasty cough (which I later found out is that when she gets that nasty cough...it's her cardiac asthma that is flaring up as a result of the strep). So new antibiotic but this time she has high fever, like 103. We went to the ER on that Sunday (she was diagnosed with strep on a Friday), luckily it wasn't anything major, just a virus.  Monday we go back to the doctor, new antibiotic.  We go to the pulmonologist later in the week...more inhaling meds...fast forward to the following Monday, she's still not well...turns out she has a raging ear infection in her right ear.  She has to get antibiotic shots as well as full blood workup and x-rays, second time in two weeks.  In the end, she had to get shots Monday, Wednesday and Friday of that week and finally, we saw the light at the end of the tunnel.  That whole 3-4 weeks is a blur.  It was tough times.  She's doing a lot better now, knock on wood.  I sent her to school during spring break so I could catch a small break and try to get things done and rest since I hadn't in over a month.  I enjoyed my break, especially spending time with my bestie eating pizza and this cool outdoor pizza place. 

Make a Wish is planning our trip to Philly to see Elmo at Sesame Place.  We are super excited.  We are also going with the rest of the family to the coast in April.  I am looking forward to going to the beach.  So is Gracie.  Texas beaches are not Playa but it's the beach right?