Becca is still quite sick. We flew home today, which was scary and I almost hyperventilated the entire ride. I swear I watched the water being sucked out of her body in the dry airline air. She refused to drink (except for a few piddly sips) and just laid on me, limp and fussy, breathing rapidly--as though out of breath--and coughing every 5 seconds. She will have moments where she springs to life, and acts almost normal. She will ask for food and play with her toys and even dance. She had one of those "just like normal moments" while waiting in the ER. Behold:
I will feel an enormous weight lift off my chest, thinking it is over.... but then BANG! She is back to being completely sick again and almost unable to hold her head up. And, I slide back into the ultimate "Despairing Hyper-vigilant Helicopter Mom Prone to Panic Attacks."
I am ready to just stay home for a while. I came to that conclusion as I sat there with a wheezing child for AN HOUR waiting for our bags to show up at baggage claim. And, I spent about 20 minutes of that stressing out about why our car seat was lost. (John was off getting the car and driving it around). My blood pressure skyrocketed as I heard my internal dialogue start screaming about how it was time for Becca's nebulizer treatment and how the FUCK could they lose a car seat on a non-stop flight. John found out that car seats, when wrapped in airline plastic bags, get put out near the golf clubs and dog kennels and skis. That would have been good to know ahead of time.
I will return later with fun holiday photos (I did actually get quite a few!) I hope you are all enjoying the holidays and preparing for a peaceful and healthy 2008. I know we are.
*Update: I just got a call from the ER saying she is on the WRONG ANTIBIOTIC for the UTI. WTF? Seriously? So, she has been UNTREATED now for that UTI for 4 days? I can't believe it. That is awful! The pain of a UTI is horrible....no wonder she feels so badly. So, back we go to the pediatrician tomorrow to get yet another antibiotic! Maybe this one will actually do the trick and she will show some improvement!