Saturday, September 13, 2008

Sick and Sicker!

I knew this day would come eventually, but I was trying to delay it. One child is sick and the other isn't (well not with a cold anyway), and we are trying to keep it that way. Chase has come down with a cold, and we are praying that Mariah doesn't catch it. It is very hard to keep Chase away from Mariah totally, but we are trying to keep his loving kisses away from her face. I told him that his nose was sick and we didn't want "ya ya" to get it, he responded with "yeah mama." Now, to Mariah. Jordan and I noticed that her toe was very red and looked infected last night after her bath. There is a lot of green pus under her nail and her whole toe is very red and swollen. I called our doctor and we were told to bring her in on Saturday morning. The infection is larger than the doctor had seen in newborns and is due to their toenails being soft and curling under. The problem is that because she is so young and small they are worried that her body cannot fight the infection yet. We are to watch it today and tonight, and if it worsens or she runs a fever we have to take her to the emergency room and have her treated with an IV. Please pray that God will heal her little toe and keep her cold free!!

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