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Saturday, April 16, 2005

Not So Happy 1st Birthday

Not So Happy 1st Birthday

Well, as I'd suspected, Emily had an ear infection. I took her to the doctor on the 13th and she had an acute infection in her right ear. As far as I can tell, "acute" means really bad. Dr. Smith, her pediatrician, said the ear was very red and filled with thick fluid, etc. etc. So she's back on Omnicef, a potent antibiotic. I didn't know it at the time, but the ear infection was a precursor to the WORLD'S WORST COLD.

Yesterday was her birthday and I didn't post because Emily needed a lot of attention. The cold hit her hard on Wednesday night. She was up half the night with Jim and at 3 am, I took her. I gave her Benadryl and she finally fell asleep at 4:30 and slept through until 8:30. She was very congested all day long with a mild fever of about 100. If you're wondering what this means for her surgery on Tuesday, well, it could mean postponement. However, since it's not a high fever and she's not coughing (which means it hasn't moved into her lungs), she may be fine for surgery. NYU told me to bring her in and she'll be evaluated the day of surgery. Keep your fingers crossed. Postponement will be hard on all of us. We just want to get this over with and get on with the next year which will be blissfully surgery free.

Here's a picture of her from this morning, playing with Ana's keyboard. She slept much better last night. We put her down around 7:30 pm and she woke up only once at 9:30 pm and then went back to sleep right away until 6:00 am. She looks awful this morning, but her fever was down to 99.7 and she played on her own for a while (she wouldn't let us put her down yesterday). She's back upstairs napping (hopefully). I put her down earlier than usual because she looks so sick (red, watery eyes, puffy nose). I hope to see her improve as Tuesday gets closer and closer.


Anonymous Eun-ok said...

I'm so sorry to hear what's going on with Emily now. Poor girl...
Hanging there, Jackie! Soon it will be all over.

4/16/2005 09:47:00 PM  

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