Saturday, January 24, 2009

Happy 1st Birthday Addilyn!

Addilyn's first birthday was a lot like her birth, it didn't go exactly as I had planned. Addilyn has been fighting a fever on and off for the last few days, we chalked it up to teeth. After all, the kid only has two teeth and is bound to grow some more eventually. Friday morning Addilyn wasn't feeling great so I gave her some Tylenol and we headed to bible study. By the time we got home, she was a grump. Matt's folks had driven up from Pueblo so we could celebrate Nana and Addie's birthdays, but I ended up just putting her down for a nap.

When Addilyn awoke, she was happy again. We spent several hours enjoying the grandparents before heading out to celebrate Addie, Amanda and Matt's birthdays with my family. Addilyn was worse when we got to dads, Grumpy, lethargic, and running a fever again. By the time we sang Happy Birthday and blew out the candle, I couldn't even get Addilyn to enjoy her birthday treats.

We left dads and discussed what we should do. We decided to take her to the Urgent care clinic by our house since her Doctors office was closed and we didn't want to wait all weekend. We pulled up 5 minutes before it closed. By the time they nurse checked her, her temp was 105.3, the highest they had ever had in the clinic. They checked her out and gave us some antibiotics and instructions to go to the ER if her fever wouldn't go down. We had to give her prescription strength Tylenol and Motrin every 3 hours. We still don't know what was making her sick.

Today Addilyn is feeling better. We went to the Carousel at the mall and enjoyed some time together as a family. Here is to a better time next year.


amanda said...

oh man! that stinks.. I'm so sorry you have a sick baby... and on her birthday! Happy Birthday Addilyn :)

Polka Dotted Pickles said...

Oh, poor thing! I am glad she is feeling better though. :)

McHam Family said...

OH MY GOSH! I'm so sorry! HAPPY BIRTHDAY (And labor day ;) ) though!!!!
much love
Jen, Mark, T, & Addie's future husband P