Friday, December 18, 2009
Under the Weather ...
I knew the moment I picked Zoey up from her crib this morning,that something was off because I didn't find a smiley face looking up at me as I peered over the rail of her bed.Instead... pale face.Like serious pale.Like,mom,I don't feel good, pale.The other tell tale sign was her little tongue was going,ever so gentle in and out,only the way it does when she is super tired and doesn't feel well.I held off feeding her for a bit seeing that she did this little gag thingy when I first picked her up.Eventually I fed her slowly,it stayed down and the rest of the days feeds went much the same.I bolus feed her and I feed her rather fast.2 ounces in about 2 seconds.Seriously,almost that fast.Followed by 2 more a half hour later,as well as an ounce of water with it.That is our routine every two hours till bed time.Today I think we probably missed a feed or maybe even 2 but it shouldn't matter all that much.I didn't want to over load her if she was fighting off a stomach bug.And really,I am not certain what she is fighting off.She laid in my arms almost of the day.Slept about 2 hours and was more than ready to go to bed by 7.So that is where my little love is.Sound asleep basically before I set her down.Hopefully she will be her perky self in the morning.Another bummer of the day was that Zoey and I had had a date with Miss Gwendolyn.We took a rain check and rescheduled for the first week in January.Made me sad but in the end it turned out to be the best thing for Zoey and I am certain the Strong's appreciated us keeping our germs to ourselves.
I have felt off today as well but I did receive the H1N1 yesterday and I am certain I fall in the 10% of the population that have some side effects.Zoey's not the only one who finds herself in the smallest percentage grouping.Zoey did get hers second shot last Friday but I highly I doubt that was her deal but as for me I'm fairly certain it was.Much better tonight though.
I decided to re-post these pictures from this day last year.My sweet warrior girl.Amazing how much she has changed since then and feeling beyond blessed, that today, we are fighting some virus and not the beast of Leukemia.