Generally I'm not one to get too worked up when my kids spike a fever. But 105? I was sweatin' it.
Now Ms Indigo has been one pretty healthy kid. She has yet to be on a single round of antibiotics. But, of course, said fever occurs while Dan is out of town in New York on business travel. He hasn't traveled overnight for work in over two years.
To make a long story short - two trips to the urgent care, two trips to the ER per doctor's orders, two IV lines, one catheter, and one early plane ticket home from New York later, we found that Indigo had a virus. It took them a long while to sort out because her white count was quite elevated. This can sometimes happen with viruses, but they needed to rule out an infection.
Thankfully, thank.ful.ly. my neighbors both to the right and left of us came through in a big way during the time that Dan was gone. One of my neighbors watched Evie and Jude until 12:30 am. Let me add that she has two kids of her own and her husband had been out of town for several weeks in Japan for business. The other neighbors watched the kids the next day when the dr insisted that Indigo be taken directly to the ER. Then they brought over fresh bread! I was moved by their willingness to help us and cannot imagine having to manage an incredibly sick Indigo, plus a baby and a five year old while waiting hours in the ER. I'm so grateful for them! So grateful.
I am also so grateful that Indigo is on the mend and is back to her usual self this week. We had spent a lot of time inside with Indi being so sick, and so last weekend (when Dan was back home) the kids asked me to make them costumes. Okay, twist my arm...
Out of plethora of costume pattern choices, Jude landed on this shepherd boy costume.
Lately, his dress up theme of choice has been "Bible action heros".
Indigo settled on another kitty costume. She initially wanted a turtle, but I was able to talk her out of it. Whew!
I used Kwik Sew 3099 and it really was a joy to sew.
I used this pattern before when I made the kids a dragon and kitty costume. This time I used a pinking shears to finish the seams. It's fleece and didn't fray at all last time, so I figured we were good with just pinking shears. Keepin it simple.
Finally, a smile, which I got only by holding the camera at chest level, so she could see my face while the camera flashed.
Evie's been spending a lot of time in the backpack these days. She was none too pleased with all the attention Indigo needed last week. She loves riding along in the backpack while I do my work, but has decided that her new favorite game is to pull my hair as hard as she can. I pulled it up to deter her, thus my rockin hair style.
Evie, waving "hi" to Jude... but concerned over the camera flash.
As far as baby wearing goes, my favorite carriers are my Mei Tei for the front carrier, Ergo for back. Hands down.
Wishing you all a healthy and happy Thursday!