Saturday, July 31, 2010

Can I Get a Whoop Whoop?!

So just a little update on Julie. Like I said last week, she has been sick and we were trying to figure out what has been causing it. We got a call on Tuesday from her regular doctor that she tested positive for Whooping Cough! If you are one of my non-California followers, Whooping Cough has been running rampid and our County has had the second most cases in California.

The doctor tested her on a fluke, he was 100% sure she didn't have it. But he was wrong. So that has been the reason for her horrible hacking cough for the last 3 weeks. Treatment is simple antibiotics and waiting it out.

But, since it is highly contagious, all caregivers (and Andy) also had to do antibiotics, and some had to get the pertussis shot. Luckily, no one else has shown any signs of being, or getting sick.

And yes, she has had all of her vaccines and immunizations. Apparently they can still get it, but I have read many places that they don't get as sick as if they hadn't been immunized. Which I think is true because her cough is already considerably better and only occurs when she is exerting a ton of energy.

So we have been on house arrest since finding out. But, today is her last day of antibiotics, so tomorrow, we are FREE!! And she is cleared to go back to school Monday! Thank God!

To keep these 2 wild animals occupied while laying low, we have been doing all sorts of fun things. They have been painting, coloring, stickering, washing their toy cars, playing in our blow up pool and making play dough!

Here are my helpers while making play dough. They were also eating apricots (multitasking), not play dough. (I made Andy an apron to match Daddy's. He loves it!) The master at work. She has started becoming more deliberate in her art. When she colors she attempts to stay in the lines, works really hard on making things different colors and actually tries to draw the pictures in her head. It has been a very fun new development.
Andy still prefers to play with the box. But he was all about mixing in the colors into the dough.
Ok, all up to date on Julie. And we canceled her allergist appointment that we were supposed to go to last week. Since we knew the culprit, and the allergist did not want her coming into his office with whooping cough, we figured we would get her tested at a later date if we feel it it still necessary.

I am looking forward to our schedule being back to normal! Plus, we have some exciting happenings this week! More to come on that later!


Christina said...

Poor Julie!! Well, I'm glad you figured it out and that other kiddos didn't get sick too! Everett got his first Pertussis vaccine recently, and I was happy considering all the cases lately (not sure how long it takes to kick in, though). |:

Can't wait to see a healthy Julie and Andy very soon!!

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