Saturday, June 6, 2009

You Don't Know Anyone With Swine Flu? You Do Now

Yesterday I spent three hours with Penny at a new (fancy city) ENT.  Apparently her adenoids block 90% of her airway.  Possible adenoidectomy in our future but since her new category of medicines (histamine H2-receptor antagonist instead of the proton pump inhibitors we've been using for months) have made a difference (she ate 20 ounces yesterday!!) we might wait to see if she can start gaining weight on her own before doing the procedure. Especially since your adenoids are supposed to help your immune system.

Speaking of immune systems I really hope they haven't inherited Husband's. He left on a business trip on Thursday very early and ended up just staying in bed in the hotel. Back last night for a trip to the urgent care (which charges you an emergency room co-pay, ugh) and he has the flu - yes, H1N1. This is on top of the bronchitis he saw the doctor for last week.

So he is quarantined in the bedroom, I'm sleeping in the guestroom, he's wearing face masks and not allowed to be within more than 5 feet of the kids (that's more my rule - but dammit, they JUST got over ear infections). Our nanny is coming today so I can do work (since Friday was shot to hell) and my brother might come tomorrow so I can do grocery shopping.

In good news Ned cut his second bottom tooth and Penny learned to wave! She had been shaking her head back and forth - but in a fun, laughing way, not the refusing the bottle way she had been. Then as we left for urgent care last night she waved good-bye. She also waved good morning to her daddy from the doorway of our bedroom this morning. So stinking cute.

Here is video proof:

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13 comments:

Nancy said...

Holy cow. Definitely let me know if you need anything!! Any idea for how hubby caught the flu?

And yep - Penny's adorable :)

Gretchen said...

Oh how talented she is! And so glad to hear that her eating is improving. So exciting!

Oh poor Husband. Get well soon!

Anonymous said...

So worried about Aaron. . .and how hard it is to "quarantine" him with the babies. . .love to you all, and am so glad to hear that they finally have diagnosed Penny's problem!. . .Mimi

LauraC said...

Yay for 20 ounces! Yay for diagnosis!
Boo to swine flu, that is crazy.

Goddess in Progress said...

Good lord. That's a hell of a combo.

Good luck with the adenoids, I hope that pans out into a real solution. One blog I read (flexibleparenting.com), she had her son's adenoids removed a few months back. He was older, more preschool-aged, but had always fought to keep weight on and snored really badly. Apparently having them removed was an enormous improvement on all fronts. Here's to hoping that's the case!

Helen said...

too adorable, too much! Of course Husband has the Swine Flu....

Boston Chef said...

Hi there Penny!!

mamaloves said...

Yay for 20 ounces. Go Penny!! The flu sucks. Sorry you have to deal with it. She waves...so cute.

Jordan said...

Wow, swine flu is not a myth i see. Hope Aaron gets kicks the pig's ass and gets better soon.

JRowe said...

20oz is great! Glad to hear it. Tell Aaron best wishes for a speedy recovery and I hope you stay healthy too. The duchess also sends her love.

almostima said...

Good job on getting Penny to eat 20 oz! I am glad to hear she's on this improved path. Big bummer on husband... I wish him a super speedy recovery.

Abby said...

That is great that there seems to be an answer to Penny's problem! Hurray! Nuts about the swine flu, though. I am sure one day (maybe?) you'll look back at all this and laugh...??? :)

T. said...

I am a little late, but: 1) go Penny!; and 2) I hope Husband feels better!