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I am so sorry for the total lack of update. When my symptoms set in, they set in hard. I have felt so bad that I honestly just had no desire at all to look at a screen and type, or form coherent sentences. I know many have been concerned by my quiet, and I am so sorry if that worried anyone! Just trying to make it through over here.
We had a scare two nights ago where Lillie’s Owlet alerted us that her oxygen had dropped too low. I got her up and nursed her, adjusted the fit and put her back to bed. Her levels came up and never dropped again, so I tried not to worry. I’ve said it before and I will say it again, having an Owlet when you have a baby this small is worth every single penny and then some. So thankful that we have it!
She is in good spirits and working on her walking! I am running out of things to entertain her though, so I may have to have daddy do a toy swap and just be okay with contaminating more. Her fever has been much easier to manage and we have even been able to skip doses of fever meds. It really is just little spikes here or there and even then it isn’t getting too high.
She did break out in a red rash all over her body for a day or two. It got particularly bad the night before last and I had made plans to call her pediatrician the next morning to ask if that was normal. Surprisingly, it was gone the next day completely!
I have had all of the typical COVID symptoms, as well as a few I wasn’t expecting. Achy body, deep cough, headache, weird taste…those I was expecting. I’ve had this sensation like you get when you take a huge sip of scalding hot water. My entire mouth and tongue feel raw and burnt. I also have the sinus pain that you get when you get water up your nose and it is pretty much constant. It seems a little bit better this morning, so I am hoping to be turning a corner, too. The other thing that I have been dealing with is this deep, to my bones, cold feeling. Not like your typical fever chills. Just so, so cold and I can’t warm up. The only thing that helps is a hot bath and then when I get out, I am cold again.
We have been taking lots of hot steamy showers together. It seems to help her and me both, and I am enjoying the snuggle time (don’t worry, she isn’t in the stream of the water unless I make it less hot and steamy 🙂 ). Vapor baths are also really helping.
As much as it stinks being away from Michael and Addie, I am trying to see the silver lining when I can. I am getting one on one time with Lillie that I have not ever gotten in her life. I am learning new things about her little personality and she is developing before my eyes. Sure, it’s taking every spare bit of energy I can muster to entertain and care for her when she is awake, but its been really a sweet time in spite of everything.
Please pray for Addie, and for Michael. They are still well, and for that we are so grateful. I can tell that it’s wearing on them a bit. She has her moments where she is melting down and I think a lot of it is just separation from Mama and being thrown off. She pushes her daddy’s buttons when she gets this way and it’s hard to get her back on track. For Michael just juggling housework, caring for her, trying to be gracious, bringing me and Lillie everything we need, etc. I know how exhausting it is. And as anyone with a two year old knows, it is really hard to care for them by yourself and never get a break.
So sorry for the novel. This is what 3 days of updates looks like! Thank you guys so much for all of the love, support and prayers. We are so grateful for you!