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post #141 of 188

oh man that sounds like a fever or flu.  any other symptoms?  Yikes!  I hope it passes or you figure out what it is!

post #142 of 188

Definitely some kind of flu. Steadily has been getting worse all day, and although I was symptom free earlier, I've since added on nausea, and a fever of almost 102. Slept/passed out on the couch almost all day, and then DH came home and I've been in bed since 4pm. About to go have a bath and then back to bed. 

post #143 of 188
Friend of mines little boy has something similar. Per tests, it's flu type b. hope you get feeling better soon!
post #144 of 188
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Sounds awful, JJ. Hope you get better soon!

I got af.gif overnight the day after I expected it. Another relatively short, straight forward cycle for me. smile.gif

Is anyone else charting?
post #145 of 188

I hope you feel better soon JJ!  Flu comes on suddenly.  That's probably what it is.  Bummer.

 

I am charting!  Going to try to temp this cycle, actually.  AF just ended.  Hooray for normal clear cycles!

post #146 of 188

JJ, how are you doing today? Any better?

 

MW, I have been charting my CF since I got my AF back at 6w PP. I have not resumed temping mostly because I wasn't getting 3 consecutive hrs of sleep but the last two nights, Ava hasn't woken up for a bottle after I come to bed around 1:30 AM so I'm getting about 6 hours of sleep. If she keeps that up, I will start temping again.

 

AFM, the vomiting returned. I seriously am at a loss for what is going on other than viral. I don't think it's just vomiting for no reason. She was sluggish, irritable and definitely out of sorts and appearing to fight something off. I was concerned that maybe she had a UTI that was causing the vomiting but she doesn't have a fever. The nurse said probably not but I'm still not convinced. Maybe I should buy some of those OTC test strips.

 

I'm so excited about that Elmo plane I found on CL. One of the buttons doesn't work but I got it for $15 and it retails for $40 so I'm happy with it. And Ava LOVES it. She's been wanting to play outside more so I think she will enjoy having that to ride.

post #147 of 188

I feel like Ava has been throwing up on and off for a month!  Poor girl.  It can't hurt to test her urine.  Nora didn't have a fever with her UTI.  I didn't know it could cause vomiting tho.  Poor duck.  I hope it runs its course and gets the hell out of dodge SOON.

 

I'm so glad you found that elmo ride on!  Super awesome!!  Glad your weather is getting nicer.  Can't wait for that to happen up here!

 

JJ - check in!  hope you are feeling at least a little better by now.

 

kat - baby pics please!!

 

It's my birthday today.  I think I'll run to the store with the kids and get some stuff tol bake a cake/cupcakes.  That's always fun to do together, and then we get a treat too.  And I'll pick up the few things I need to make chana masala for dinner.  I think I only need an onion and coriander.

I'm kind of bummed about my bday this year, I think i'm just feeling a bit ... old.  I'm not handling my gray hair well and I guess it's just a visual reminder of my own mortality.  Blah.  I'm going to try to ignore my depressing feelings and just be happy I'm here.  

 

anyone have fun weekend plans?

post #148 of 188
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AFM, the vomiting returned. I seriously am at a loss for what is going on other than viral. I don't think it's just vomiting for no reason. She was sluggish, irritable and definitely out of sorts and appearing to fight something off. I was concerned that maybe she had a UTI that was causing the vomiting but she doesn't have a fever. The nurse said probably not but I'm still not convinced. Maybe I should buy some of those OTC test strips.

 

I'm so excited about that Elmo plane I found on CL. One of the buttons doesn't work but I got it for $15 and it retails for $40 so I'm happy with it. And Ava LOVES it. She's been wanting to play outside more so I think she will enjoy having that to ride.

Oh Ava :(  My niece habitually throws up several times a week for no apparent reason, though she does seem sluggish and irritable like you said, and seems to be retaining a bit more weight than would be normal for her body type and diet (they practically eat raw, with small "treats" of pasta and bread type stuff), and she was developing quite a gut. Ash went to see her Dr and they've determined it's actually because she's constipated. EVen though she's pooping, it's always pretty loose, and so the dr said she's almost certain her bowels are full with harder older poop that the new stuff can barely get around. And then basically she's getting so backed up (even though she appears to be pooping regularly), that it's making her body sick with the old waste product and the new stuff having nowhere to go, so she throws up. They're working on some diet changes right now, but I know Ash is so heartbroken watching her obviously is discomfort, and having no quick solution. Not saying that this is what's happening with Ava, but just hugs, because Leni is older and I've seen how hard it has been for Ash, so i can only imagine how stressful it must be for you, with Ava being both younger and having more health concerns. 

 

That ride on looks fabulous, and she looked so thrilled!!  PS I finally got a chance to go back and watch her running video last night, and Ten came running over, and giggled hysterically throughout the whole video and then made me play it again. 

 

 

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JJ - check in!  hope you are feeling at least a little better by now.

 

kat - baby pics please!!

 

It's my birthday today.  I think I'll run to the store with the kids and get some stuff tol bake a cake/cupcakes.  That's always fun to do together, and then we get a treat too.  And I'll pick up the few things I need to make chana masala for dinner.  I think I only need an onion and coriander.

I'm kind of bummed about my bday this year, I think i'm just feeling a bit ... old.  I'm not handling my gray hair well and I guess it's just a visual reminder of my own mortality.  Blah.  I'm going to try to ignore my depressing feelings and just be happy I'm here.  

 

anyone have fun weekend plans?

Yesterday I felt very marginally better, didn't sleep most of the day, only part of it. Could walk around a bit more, without wanting to cry. I managed to get in the shower which felt sooo nice, and would stay in there all day if the hot water would last. But I was able to find semi-comfortable sitting positions, so at least I could interact with Ten a bit more. On Wednesday I feel like I was barely conscious all day. I'd be lying on the couch in pain, and close my eyes and then realize half hour had passed. It was horrible. So yesterday was better. 

 

I had another massive fever last night around bed time, and then it finally dropped, and I feel a lot better compared to what i did. I'm still wincing everytime I take a step, but not the shooting i want to die pains like I was having. I'm sitting on the couch relatively pain free, just discomfort, and my mind feels a lot clearer. It's still really painful to do any sudden movements though (with a toddler, haha. good luck i know), and if I've been in one position for a while, then moving for the first few minutes afterwards makes me want to cry. And stretching any muscles/tendons feels horrific (ie pointing my toes).  I was actually thinking about packing her up and putting her in the Boba or stroller and walking very slow laps around the mall to help it work through, and to stop the muscles from seizing up because that's the part that hurts the most, but then I realized I probably couldn't get us both in/out of the car and drive safely, so that ended that. 

 

ugh so yeah. Still feeling very sick and mopey and sorry for myself. And DH has been working of course, and then he comes home and is like UGH! ALl my hard work cleaning yesterday is ruined (And I'm like what... you tidied... a litttttlllllle bit), but I'm trying to be thankful and not start a fight. Because really what I'm thinking is "Welcome to my life. I clean this shit up everyday and you come home and mess it back up again. You just don't notice how much I do every single freaking day.    Umm anyways so yes, the house is atrocious. He did empty, refill and run the dishwasher yesterday, so that helped. We literally had gross rotting food/plates on the counter, stacked all over the place, it was gross. I can't reach down into the dishwasher-- squats and bending are still the most painful, so yeah, not happening.  But aside from that, I've basically had to let Ten do almost anything she wants, as long as she's not breaking things, so she's been opening all the cupboards and our drawers and pulling -everything- out of her toybox. Normally if I sit down o nthe floor with her and ask her to help clean up, she's really good at cleaning with me- but I can't sit on the floor, so no dice. 

 

As for weekend plans-- crossing my fingers DH doesn't get this, since he was starting to feel yucky last night. And then I'm assuming I'll be good enough by Sat/Sun to be a bit productive, so planning on inviting one of our mothers over to play with Tenley while we clean the house back to some semblance of livable. Exciting huh?

 

 

 

Happy Birthday Hun!! Baking sounds like a plan. I already like baking with Ten and there's still not much she can do, but she still seems to get a kick out of it.

 I hear you on the grey, and I'm pretty sure I'm younger than you, but I found a -huge- patch of it near my bangs when Ten was like 6 months old. I spent like a week staring at them in the mirror everytime I passed something remotely reflective. I was just... shocked. Rob's been going grey for several years, but I don't think I'd considered the possibility of it at all! It's hard to see those visual reminders of being old!! 

post #149 of 188
Thread Starter 
Happy birthday, Carrie!

Mine is Monday so I feel you. I have grey hairs and I seem to be getting more every day. I actually don't mind them, though. I think it's kind of cool. I'm weird that way, I guess. I don't have any plans.

Annie ~ I saw your tag on Facebook. I'm not sure if I'll respond. I find it difficult to make long posts on Facebook. I don't know why.

That's concerning about Ava. Does her doctor have any more ideas of what to do?

JJ ~ Keep resting as much as you can.

Nothing else going on.
post #150 of 188
Ava has been throwing up or dealing with diarrhea for a month now. I took her to the pedi this evening to talk about a UTI. I wasn't willing to let her cath Ava toget a sample bebecause she's not running a fever. She gave me a specimen cup and I'm going to attempt a midstream catch in the morning. After we left the doctors office, we went to Whole foods for dinner. Ava ate well and then projectile vomited all over the cafe. I just don't understand. I called her pedi and the on call cardiologist after we got home. Her regular pedi is the in office doc tomorrow so I will take her in with the urine. I'm worried that we are going to head down the GI path and any testing they will need to do is so invasive. But we've got to do something. She's down almost 3 lbs. Something is wrong. But what?
post #151 of 188

Poor Ava! I wish I had ideas. I hope you get answers soon.

 

Happy belated birthday Carrie, and early birthday MW.

 

I wish it wasn't raining. no plans for the day or weekend. Boring people, us. Probably should focus on cleaning and organizing.

post #152 of 188

She's mostly throwing up what she only just ate?  That's more of a regurgitation than a vomit, I think.  Hmm.  What can cause it?  So odd.  I hope you get answers soon.  Poor baby, and poor mama.  I'd be so worried.

 

My bday was good.  Actually it was awful but it's over now so I'm just going to move on!  LOL.  The kids were in rare form, the cat took a crap all over the place b/c DH didn't do the litter box for over a week it looked like.  But I did have wine and my cake came out wonderfully and the end of the night was terrific.  It was just a really trying day overall!  

 

I'm hopefully going out tonight with my girlfriends but finn woke up with The Fever so I'm not sure what's going to happen.  I desperately need a break but I know how he is when he's sick...so...

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She's mostly throwing up what she only just ate?  That's more of a regurgitation than a vomit, I think.  Hmm.  What can cause it?

When I was about 25 I had a problem where I couldn't swallow and anything I ate after 2 or 3 bites was regurgitated back up. It was very strange. A doctor told me it was probably an infection that caused the muscles in my throat to get out of sync so that I couldn't swallow properly. I can't remember now if it was supposed to be bacterial or viral. It turned out I didn't have an infection. It was just nerves because Ryan was staying away from me with my mother for the first time. lol.gif I was fine as soon as Ryan came home. But, maybe something like that is going on with Ava. shrug.gif
post #154 of 188

Carrie, I hope you get your night out!

 

as requested - pic of Theo - not on FB, because I'm picky about the boob shots I post there, LOL.

 

post #155 of 188
Ok so I was able to get a midstream urine catch. I explained to Ava beforehand what I was going to be doing and she looked at me like I was crazy and said "Noooo." But it worked. So we saw her pedi and he said there were no white blood cells present but nitrites and bacteria so calling it a UTI and treating it with abx. If the vomiting goes away and stays away, we will assume this second round was from the UTI. It the vomiting sticks around, we're going to have to get a GI involved and start looking at Celiac's, H.pylori, etc.
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Ok so I was able to get a midstream urine catch. I explained to Ava beforehand what I was going to be doing and she looked at me like I was crazy and said "Noooo." But it worked. 

Bahahaha! I can only imagine! esp since shes such a perceptive little girl. "Uhhh mama, you crazy!" 

post #157 of 188
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So sweet, Kat! love.gif

Annie ~ I hope you figure it out and this clears it up.

Did I tell you that I think I figured out what was causing Dylan's diaper rash? It was the powder Charlie's soap. I stopped using that and used Dr. Bronner's soap and the rash went away. When I used it again for just one wash, the rash came back. Now I've been using liquid Charlie's soap again and no rash. I think maybe it's a problem with the powder and the HE washer.
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So sweet, Kat! love.gif

Annie ~ I hope you figure it out and this clears it up.

Did I tell you that I think I figured out what was causing Dylan's diaper rash? It was the powder Charlie's soap. I stopped using that and used Dr. Bronner's soap and the rash went away. When I used it again for just one wash, the rash came back. Now I've been using liquid Charlie's soap again and no rash. I think maybe it's a problem with the powder and the HE washer.


Interesting. I've always heard that powder is better than liquid for cloth dipes but maybe that's not true in a HE washer?

 

One of Ava's pedis called this morning and bacteria, e.coli specifically, grew on the culture so she said she's happy we went ahead and started the abx. With her explosive poops from the stomach bug, I'm not surprised that she got one. The poo would go everywhere if she had a diaper on. I just hope that the vomiting stops. She hasn't vomited since Friday night but we've kept zofran on board whenever she starts acting like she's nauseated. She didn't sleep well last night but I think she was waking herself up when she would pee because she would cry out like she was in pain. greensad.gif

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Interesting. I've always heard that powder is better than liquid for cloth dipes but maybe that's not true in a HE washer?

 

One of Ava's pedis called this morning and bacteria, e.coli specifically, grew on the culture so she said she's happy we went ahead and started the abx. With her explosive poops from the stomach bug, I'm not surprised that she got one. The poo would go everywhere if she had a diaper on. I just hope that the vomiting stops. She hasn't vomited since Friday night but we've kept zofran on board whenever she starts acting like she's nauseated. She didn't sleep well last night but I think she was waking herself up when she would pee because she would cry out like she was in pain. greensad.gif

That's good about the rash!  I think generally powder is better, but with a front load HE, I can see how it would be different! We've got a low end top load, so totally other end of the spectrum!

 

 

Oh Ava! :(  Hopefully the antibiotics kick in quickly. I can't imagine. 

 

 

I feel back to about 90% today. SOO much better. I don't have any planned shifts this week at work, so trying to fill up with playdates and outings to make up for Tenley's wash of a week last week. So far we've got playing at the YMCA structure and gym with my cousin and her girls on Monday ($4 admission), Tuesday nothing planned, Wednesday afternoon my BFF is coming over to go through maternity clothing to borrow and maybe looking at some newborn stuff too, so that's free, but will be fun to see her. Thursday we're going to the Zoo with my cousin and girls, which is free too since we have a membership, and then Friday is Easter at my father's house, so we'll head out there around 2pmish probably.  So... a whole weeks worth of activities for just gas and $4. Not bad!  I'm so stir crazy to get out of the house, so it'll be nice!

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That's good about the rash!  I think generally powder is better, but with a front load HE, I can see how it would be different! We've got a low end top load, so totally other end of the spectrum!

 

 

Oh Ava! :(  Hopefully the antibiotics kick in quickly. I can't imagine. 

 

 

I feel back to about 90% today. SOO much better. I don't have any planned shifts this week at work, so trying to fill up with playdates and outings to make up for Tenley's wash of a week last week. So far we've got playing at the YMCA structure and gym with my cousin and her girls on Monday ($4 admission), Tuesday nothing planned, Wednesday afternoon my BFF is coming over to go through maternity clothing to borrow and maybe looking at some newborn stuff too, so that's free, but will be fun to see her. Thursday we're going to the Zoo with my cousin and girls, which is free too since we have a membership, and then Friday is Easter at my father's house, so we'll head out there around 2pmish probably.  So... a whole weeks worth of activities for just gas and $4. Not bad!  I'm so stir crazy to get out of the house, so it'll be nice!


I adore free or next to free activities! Although Ava has been enjoying just going out on our street and stalking neighbors so I'm having a hard time getting her in the car to go anywhere. Saves gas money, I guess! We are getting snow here right now and that shuts everything down so we'll probably be homebound tomorrow. I took Wed and Thurs as vacation days. I neeeeeeeed to get some decluttering done in my house. This past month of Ava being sick has really taken it's toll on my already tenuous hold on keeping any sort of order in my house. So I'm going to do some stuff in the kids' rooms after she goes to bed those nights. And maybe wake up early and do stuff before she gets up. We'll see about that part.

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