Thursday, December 11, 2008

RSV, Ear Infections, and Teeth!!!!

I know in my last post I had explained that the kids were sick, boy are they sick. It all began with a simple cold that Colin must have got at school. The babies slowly started to get runny noses 1 at a time. Two Tuesday's ago, at their 6 month checkup, I had the Doc listen to Colin because of his horrendous cough. It was then that he decided he had Pneumonia or bronchitis and prescribed an antibiotic.
Things were going fine until for some reason Colin started acting completely out of control and we thought he had taken something. We didn't know how else to explain his behavior. I decided to take Colin in to the Doctor and brought Sam with me because he had also developed a horrible cough and was wheezing. Before I knew it we were giving breathing treatments and getting chest x-rays. We were told it was Pneumonia and sent home with a nebulizer and antibiotics.
Throughout the weekend Cooper and Ethan started to cough and wheeze so back to the Doctor we went. All three baby boys were examined and swabbed for RSV and no surprise to me it was POSITIVE. Cooper and Ethan also have an ear infection. Just when I thought things were under control, Colin started vomiting. At about 3:00am Friday morning he woke up crying and threw up everywhere. It continued for about 12 hours and he has been OK today.
Addison is the only one who has not been infected but she is well on her way. Yesterday she started coughing pretty bad and has a fresh runny nose. Colin finished his breathing treatments and antibiotics so we now have 3 babies on breathing treatments every 4 hours and antibiotics 2X's a day. When you add in the prevacid for Cooper twice a day and Colin's ear drops, we are a regular drug factory. The babies have been given 2 synegis shots to prevent RSV but it clearly doesn't work. All in all we are doing OK, just crazy busy. I went back to work a couple of weeks ago and Casey is out of town until Christmas, so the family, mainly my mother, have done more than their fair share to help out. To those of you who are trying to prevent RSV I wish you the best of luck, it is no fun but it could definitely be worse.
In other news, Coop's got 2 teeth. His are the first and only to break through. He is doing surprisingly well considering all the crud he has going on.
Thursday was Colin's Christmas show at school and he did great except for the fact that he continued to run to me after each and every song to give me a hug and a kiss. You may think it sounds cute, but when all of the other kids are perfect, it is kind of embarrassing.
I will get the recent pics up as soon as I get time. Until then, I hope everyone is happy and healthy this holiday season!


Cochran Quads said...

Hope they get bettter soon! We get our Synagis again this Friday!! Being sick is no fun!! I have the joy of daycare germs coming home too (I also have a four year old!) I hope everyone is doing AWESOME by Christmas! Merry Christmas Walker Family!

Charity Donovan said...

Oh man girl...sounds like our house minus breathing treatments. I can only imagine those are no fun! I hope all are feeling better soon. I cannot believe you went back to work...many are super woman girlfriend! If you need anything let me know! Merry Christmas!

Misty said...

I do hope everyone gets better soon! I do know how that is. The first year all 4 of mine got RSV, one in the hospital. It is NO fun! I"m glad you have family near by to help. Let me know if you need anything. I have been thru this 2x's!