Wow, I'm telling you, the medical drama around this place just never ends. It's just one lousy adventure after another! Yesterday evening Anja started going downhill fast with this yucky cold that we gave her. (Meanwhile, Martin is almost back to his old self, and I expect to be a hundred times better by tomorrow... all that's left for both of us is a lingering cough that sounds a lot worse than it actually is.) Martin put her down at 7:00 but she started coughing right away and woke herself up. So we went for a little family walk in the cool evening and she was at least kept happy. When we got home it was her normal bedtime, and she went down easily, and slept for a good stretch. At midnight she started getting restless, and a little before two she started coughing and then got really upset. Looking back, I should've at least TRIED the croup methods, but I didn't think it was croup. I've always heard of the croup cough sounding like seal, and her cough just sounded nasty, but when she cried, it seemed like she wasn't able to catch her breath. I guess that's where the seal-ish noise came in, but it still didn't seem very sealish to me... it just sounded like she couldn't breathe. And NOTHING was calming her down. And she was very feverish. We took her downstairs and she threw up from crying so hard. We took her temperature, and decided it was time for a trip to the ER. I feel SO STUPID now, for taking her in. I know what to do for Croup... I guess I just didn't know how to recognize it when it struck. Anyway, that's what was wrong with her. We spent two hours at the ER where they also discovered she has yet another ear infection. She got a little medicine there, and some breathing treatment, and they did a flu and RSV test, which all came back negative, and they took x-rays of her chest, which came back clear as well. I feel like a total freak-out-for-no-reason mom. Ugh.
Today she is not herself. She cried all morning, then we had to go to the drugstore to get her prescriptions filled. Turns out my mom was going too, so we all went together, and to the grocery store. She was almost asleep in her carseat when we got home.
Martin's work threw him a baby shower!!! How incredibly sweet is that?!? His old job got mad at him because when Anja was born evidently when he called in to tell them that the baby came and he wouldn't be in for a few days, he "did it wrong" and so he got in trouble with his boss. And now at this new job, they give him a baby shower. An amazing difference!
I have a killer backache today. Tomorrow is my due date, but I hope the baby waits a few more days until we're all feeling better before it makes its grand arrival. I have an appointment on Monday, and I hope they don't try to pressure me into an induction just because I'm a few days overdue.
So now I'm going to take the dog out, do some dishes, and then catch the end of Anja's nap with her. I think my mom said she was going to bring us some spaghetti sauce over for dinner, which would be awesome, because I reeeaaaallly don't feel like cooking tonight. (Again. Poor Martino.)