Friday, March 9, 2012

Today I Coughed.

Well. 

We should get the test results back tomorrow, but I'm fairly sure, based on our symptoms, that the rest of us have pertussis.  To say that I'm out of my mind worried about Elle is an understatement. 

Supposedly the first two weeks are mild and the 3rd and 4th are when things get scary.  I don't need scary right now.  Nor ever.  But here we go.  I pray God gives me strength.

If you don't know much about pertussis/whooping cough - here's a bit I took from this article

"Some kids with whooping cough need to be treated in a hospital. Infants and younger children are more likely to be hospitalized because they're at greater risk for complications such as pneumonia, which occurs in about 1 in 5 children under the age of 1 year who have pertussis. Up to 75% of infants younger than 6 months old with whooping cough will receive hospital treatment. In infants younger than 6 months of age, whooping cough can even be life threatening."

So - if you don't hear from me much over the next month, you now know why. 




15 comments:

My Journey With Candida said...

I pray the baby stays well and you get over it fast. You are probably exausted not only from taking care of the kids but from coughing. Get well soon!!

My Hubs ended up with a coughing cold and gave it to me. Lucky for me I was already taking grapefruit seed extract which is a natural antibiotic and I didn't get it as bad. Not as bad was bad enough. It just wears you out coughing.

tattytiara said...

You take good care of you and yours, and we'll all be hoping to see you back with happy tales of recovery soon!

The Frat Pack + Me said...

oh my gosh....will keep praying!

Keya said...

Saying prayers for you and your babies. Take care of them. Stay positive, everything will be okay.

Saimi said...

Ah, I'm so sorry!! Wish I could help you some how!!

Charmaine Poulin said...

Oh gosh.....sending more prayers your way.....I'll be looking for updates...whenever you have time to post!

The Evans said...

I'll be praying for you and your girls.

MommyMert said...

I am really so so sorry. :( Thinking of you. Praying for you.

toi said...

Sending prayers your way, a big hug, and all the best.

alissa apel said...

Oh boy! Did Britt and Ash get vaccinations for it? When Isaak got meningitis he had only gotten the first shot. I know with the chicken pox vaccine kids can still get it, it's just more of a mild case. I'm just wondering if kids can still get whopping cough if they were vaccinated or not?

I'm feeling for your family! I know I can't help. They do make personal humidifiers. You can even buy them with Vics discs in them. I loved mine to break up my cough when I had bronchitis and a asthma outbreak. You can get them at any pharmacy. They are less prone to have bacteria build up compared to the big ones and easier to clean.

Scary times! I'm betting they will get put on a nebulizer. Mica had that when he got bronchitis (a different time then I). The hardest thing is to keep them still for the time they need to.

Thinking of you!

mun said...

I'll pray for your family. Hope you all get well soon. I really hate coughing and that's the normal one, can't imagine how much I'll hate the whooping cough.

AudreyO said...

Sending many healing prayers.

Katie Olthoff said...

Oh, Jamie, I'm sorry you're having so many stresses right now. I will pray for you and your family!

alissa apel said...

So...I take it everyone has it for sure then?! I'm so sorry Jamie!

Faith said...

Hoping that you all are doing well now!