We are officially sick here. Koen got a bad cold first – one that left him drooling and staring at movies for two days. He’s still coughing and stuffy, but has his energy back. Two nights ago Liliana started coughing a waking a bit and had a runny nose and fever yesterday. Last night was a record worst with her since first coming home and experiencing jet lag. She coughed literally every few seconds for hours, and would cry Keith wasn’t holding her. We tried honey water, standing in a steaming shower….. and finally called the dr at 4 am. They listened to her breathing and recommended we go to the ER. We were nervous it could be pneumonia or croup.
The dr diagnosed her with bronchitis (she had bronchitis when we first got her 5 months ago) and said he would diagnose her with Pertussis if she hadn’t had the vaccination. She did receive the DTP shot in China, but you can never be sure of the quality and effectiveness of vaccinations in China and I haven’t checked to make sure she’s been revaccineated here. She’s had a lot of shots, and thankfully the dr keeps track. Anyway, he said some kids just have a really hard time with coughing at night. It was a lot better today, but again at nap she couldn’t stop coughing. Keith and LiLi got about 2 hours of sleep last night, so we have one tired, grump girl. I got about 4 hours, and am feeling the headache coming on. We started her on antibiotics, so hopefully this clears up soon.
On a more positive note, we had two people look at our condo today. We have continued to clean like mad the last couple days – and touch up paint, fix trim, plant flowers….. and I don’t think we can keep this up long. It’s only been on the market for 2 days and I’m ready for it to sell! Please pray it does sell soon and that we can maintain our sanity in the meantime.