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Wednesday, December 23, 2009


It struck & struck hard. Hard and fast. One minute she was fine. The next minute she couldn't breathe well and had a 103.4 fever. After a trip to the doctor yesterday, a nasal test, and blood work to confirm her white blood cell count was low, she is now being treated for H1N1.

Poor little Kenidi. She always gets the shotty end of the deal. Her immune system just doesn't handle as it should. She is the first to get everything in our family. This thing has kicked her butt (and mine). Last night was rough but we survived. She qualified for the Tamiflu because of her having epilepsy. However, she vomitted upon taking it for the first time right off the bat. I had been warned by the doctor that Tamiflu can cause vomiting. They were right on! Many of you facebook friends confirmed that on my page as well. After setting my alarm for every four hours last night in order to rotate the Tylenol with the motrin, her fever finally broke at around 4am. She was sweating profusely and ended up being in a pool of water - her own sweat - by the time all was said and done. It broke my heart.

Although I have a ton of stuff to do, including our Christmas shopping, I stayed in today with her in my lap or laying in my right arm all day today. She has been very clingy and I can't say that I blame her. She'll look at me, ask for juice, then pull on my shirt collar, physically pulling me onto the bed and say, "seep...!" (that means "sleep" in Kenidi's language) It is her best way of instructing me to lay down and just relax with her. Although her fever is at bay, her cough sounds ferocious. We are hoping that she'll have her pep back in her step by Christmas.

For now, I'm off to get ready to head out for a few hours so that I can attempt to wrap up the Christmas shopping which I have yet to begin. Nothing like waiting until the last minute this year. This is a new approach for me. Ask me later how well it worked. LOL! Happy Wednesday.

xoxo, Angie

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Anonymous Kim Springer said...

My prayers are with your baby girl, I hope she gets well before Santa comes, bummer to be sick on Christmas! You take care of yourself too Angie!

12/23/2009 5:49 PM  
Blogger Leslie said...

Poor little girl! That is so sad! I pray that she will be feeling better soon and that you can get some rest as well. Hope you can sqeeze out a Merry Christmas after all of this! Keeping you in our thoughts!

12/23/2009 6:58 PM  
Anonymous Grandma Sue said...

I know one thing, Little miss Kenidi is Lucky to have a Mommy as wonderful as you! Someone who watches her every move. Since she can't tell you that she is sick. I feel so bad for that little sweetie. God is a good God! Kenidi has a wonderful Daddy and Big Brother also, she is in good hands. I am sure that by the time the presents show up on Christmas Morning, she will be feeling better. We have a prayer chain going for her, Everybody Loves Kenidi Grace! Tons of prayer surrounding you all.xoxoxox

12/23/2009 8:52 PM  
Blogger Angela said...

So sorry to hear this. It's so much scarier when we have a child fighting an illness with epilepsy. I will keep you guys in my prayers this week.

12/23/2009 9:50 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

So sorry to hear she is down and out! They are so precious when they just want their mommy! Praying she is better by Christmas day!
Merry Christmas

12/23/2009 11:50 PM  
Blogger Momofgirls said...

Poor Baby! My Lindsay is always the one to have ANY issues (as if she doesn't have enough to deal with having a brain injury!!) I knowe JUST WHAT you feel like! They can't communicate as well as other children so they are so much more pitiful!

Hope she kicks it soon, and you DON"T get it! I'll be praying here!!

12/24/2009 2:13 AM  
Blogger Eloise said...

I sure hope Kenidi is on the mend! I'm so sorry for both of you that she is sick.

Merry Christmas!

12/25/2009 8:58 PM  
Blogger Preemie mom said...

Angie, I just am now able to get on the internet at the hosipital. I hope Kenidi is doing better I will pray for her that's for sure. Our God is an awesome God of this I know for sure. Praying for you all.

Christina (a preemie mom)

12/26/2009 10:46 PM  

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