For my first mother's day I win mother-of-the-year award (insert sarcasm) for giving my 5 pound baby girl the flu. I didn't realize it until after the fact but I started getting sick Saturday night. She was fussy all night because she seemed hungry but without the energy to eat. So Sunday when I had no energy to eat and felt horrible and realized I was sick, I took my temperature and it was 101.7. Took hers and it was 100.2.
So since it had been a whole week since any type of significant medical happening, we spent the evening of mother's day at the kid's urgent care center and then at Mission to get blood drawn from her (this time from her arm - I wasn't there to see it but Ryan said it wasn't fun). Because of the very thin layer of skin over her L4-L5 spinal cord area the risk of infection is higher than a normal baby and they wanted to run blood tests to make sure she didn't have any type of infection. Her white blood cell count was up, but by the time the final results came in the next day we were both better with no fever so nothing ever came of the blood test.
We celebrated Monday instead of Sunday to say the least. My mom was here and she watched JD all night Sunday downstairs to keep him away from the sick girls. Ryan slept in the nursery with Maia and took care of her so I could get uninterrupted sleep. Sleeping it off seemed to do the trick and we all had a much better and less eventful Monday.
This little girl has seen WAY too many doctors in her short little life! I'm hoping that after her surgery in a few months it will be regular checkups ONLY from here on out.