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Monday, February 28, 2005

Ear infection #4 (sigh), first words...

Ear infection #4 (sigh), first words...

The last two weeks have been hectic. Both Ana and Emily got sick with a bad cold. Emily's cold turned into yet ANOTHER ear infection, right on the tail of the last one. This time it was a double infection and she was clearly miserable with a fever of 101.9 and pain in her ear. Ana had a sinus infection which didn't slow her down (much) but she looked awful. Both girls are still on antibiotics, but Emily is done with hers tomorrow. She seems much better. At least, no fever, but she still bats at her ears a little and I'm worried the infection is hanging on. She's still congested so that is probably keeping her ears somewhat full of fluid. She'll get tubes during her palate surgery in April. Until then, we'll just watch her closely.

This is Emily's new friend, Lily. They sat next to each other at Chloe's birthday lunch (Chloe is Emily's cousin who just turned 5). They held hands for a while. I actually had to pry Emily's hand off of Lily's.

Lily decided she would feed Emily. Em didn't mind.

Emily is now saying "mama" on a regular basis. This is nothing new, but she's added a few more words to the list. She's trying to say "dada" (she can't make a hard "d" sound without a palate, but she's compensating by curling her tongue up over her top lip and saying "lala"), she's said "Ana" a couple of times and I think she may have tried to say "Amy" which sounded like "Ah-mah." Course, I may just be reaching on that last one!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Emily looks wonderful. But I'm sorry to hear that she has yet another ear infection. She is so smart. Keep reinforcing the m and n words. Shelley

2/28/2005 10:19:00 PM  
Blogger Darcy said...

Ugh, so sorry to read that Emily has yet another ear infection. And that both girls have been sick. Glad to hear her words are progressing!

3/03/2005 10:16:00 AM  

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