Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Viral Pneumonia

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What a rough week Sydney has had. I took her to the doctor after a friend
of hers was diagnosed with Viral Pneumonia. She's had a mild cough and
runny nose off and on for weeks, now. She sucked down the steroid and loves
the breathing treatment. We had to go to the lab to have blood drawn, and she got so upset. We held her down for that. Then it was on to Xray. She tolerated that ok. She hated the swab in her
nose to test for RSV. Then we had to run across town to get her brand new
bear nebulizer! She loves breathing treatments with that thing! It is
pretty cute.
The next day she had to have a TB test and freaked out as soon as she saw
the needle.
She made it through that only to have a flu shot today. Poor thing!
We're off the steroids and breathing treatments as of today, so maybe her
little body can calm down and get some rest.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Merry Christmas!

We had to wake Evan up to check out what Santa left her. Sydney woke up right on time. She was not sure what all the stuff in the living room was, but Evan was quick to show her - when we could pull her away from her new Wii. After we had a little time with their gifts, we headed to Longview for Christmas with the family. As busy as this season was, I can only imagine how much busier it will be next year when Sydney is older and understands more.
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Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus

We knew we were taking a chance taking Sydney with us to eat breakfast with Santa at Palmetto Country Club, but we also knew that Evan would enjoy it. We ate breakfast before Santa arrived, and it was very good. They had biscuits, gravy, sausage, pancakes, eggs, etc. As soon as Sydney saw Santa enter the room, she jumped into my lap. She squirmed a little but didn't cry. She played with the sleigh bells on his belt. She was okay sitting in Santa's lap as long as Evan was with her. All in all, I think we achieved success in just one Christmas!
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Christmas Parties

The Friday before Christmas both girls had their Christmas parties. Sydney's just consisted of eating snacks. However, they had a visit from Santa just before I got there. Apparently, Sydney completely 'freaked out'! Her nose was still a mess when I walked in. She quickly got over it and started playing with her friend Brody. We went to Evan's party where they received letters from Santa. Evan was so excited that Santa knew little things like her getting Littlest Pet Shop stuff last year and becoming a big sister this past year. She also thought it was cool that Santa entrusted her with the privileged information that he was bringing Sydney a scooter. He asked Evan to be a good sister and not only keep it a secret, but also help her learn to ride it.
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