Updates: He started crawling normally but only on the carpet. On the tile he'll resort back to army crawling. He's saying a few more words but his favorite is still "Daddy." He likes to scream to get your attention and I can't wait until this phase is over. He's been eating more table foods but still prefers the purees. One table food we did try that I was shocked that he ate was meatloaf?!?! He's making no attempts at walking although he will occasionally stand unassisted for a brief second. He gets jealous if I'm holding Addison and will crawl up to my lap and try to push her off. Addison and Enzo have also started having power struggles over toys...and the fun begins :-)
Yesterday Addison woke up with a low grade fever. Throughout the day we went to a trunk or treat and a Fall Festival. She seemed a little sluggish but wanted to still be out and about. After her nap she was sluggish but insisted we go to a Halloween party that we were invited to. I asked her a million times if she wanted to stay home and she said "No, go to party." Once we got to the party she went down hill fast. She had a barking cough, felt very warm and just wanted to be held. She wouldn't talk and would occasionally whisper a couple words. After being at the party for an hour we decided to leave. On the way home she started wheezing, coughing and vomited. We took her to the urgent care which has late hours during the week but unfortunately once we arrived we noticed that they close earlier on the weekends. We then headed to the hospital. She was short of breath and wheezing really badly. Once we arrived at the ER they took her temperature and it was 102. She was lethargic and not speaking. They quickly escorted us to a room and had a respiratory therapist come and give her a breathing treatment. They tested her for RSV and the flu. Those both came back negative. They gave her tylenol for the fever and we waited to see if her fever would go down and see if her breathing was improving. After a couple hours she started wheezing again. They sent her for chest x-rays because the Dr thought it could be the onset of pneumonia. Her fever went down to 101 but she still felt very warm. Repiratory came again and did another breathing treatment and gave her a dose of prednisone to open her airways. Almost 6 hours later at 2am we were discharged to go home with a diagnosis of croup/bronchospasm.
We are now to continue breathing treatments at home, 5 days worth of steroids and an antibiotic to prevent pneumonia.
Brian was extremely worried when they were testing her for pneumonia because just a week ago a lady he works with lost her 5 year old daughter to pneumonia. She went to bed and never woke up. Such a tragedy. Needless to say we are closely monitoring Addison's symptoms.
Last Sunday we took the kids to the Sykes and Cooper Farm. Yes, they do have farms in Florida :-) Addison had a blast on the "corn popper." Brian went on it with her and commented that it's harder to keep your balance than it looks. So when I went on it with her I was struggling to stay standing. There were so many older kids running around and bouncing that Addison grabbed me quickly and both her and I fell to our bottoms...laughing hysterically. It was a great day and lots of fun!
Addison is beyond excited for picture day at school today. So much so that she decided to wake up at 5am. She said "Mommy, do I get to wear my sparkly dress today. I'm going to take a picture." After getting dressed she practiced her smiling. What else is there to do at 6:30a in the morning besides a mini photo session with the cell :-)
Last Friday I surprised Addison by picking her up early from school to have a Mommy and Me day. We went to the nail spa to get manicures and pedicures. She was so excited. You'll see in the photos below that she's wearing an Easter shirt...lol. When I picked her up from school she was just waking up from naptime and had an accident. The lovely :::insert sarcasm::: Easter shirt was an extra from the school. I swear that I know Halloween is the next holiday and not Easter ;-)