We had quite the weekend here in WI. My mom came to visit us on Friday to help celebrate Ella’s birthday. She was able to stay until today. Sher, Stevan’s sis, came up on Sunday to hear Stev preach and bring Ella tons of birthday goodies, too. So, we had a cake and sang “Happy Birthday” to Ella yesterday afternoon. She liked what her cake looked like until she touched it and her fingers got dirty. But, once she tried a bite, she decided it was pretty good stuff (along with the thin mint ice cream).
The only tough part about this whole weekend was the fact that Ella woke up early with a fever on Friday morning. She had had a slight cough off and on last week–it was barely there, but that cough decided to develop over the weekend. By Sunday, around mid-morning, she was hacking so hard that I was worried she was going to not be able to catch her breath in between coughs. But, Ella is a trooper, so despite all of that coughing, she still tried to shove as many noodles in her mouth, as possible, during lunch time anyway. She also tried to be her extremely happy self. Though, she has quite the attitude when Mammaw is around–she doesn’t want anyone else to hold her because I think she thinks Mammaw will go away again. That’s the stinky part about not living close to family. She didn’t completely snub Aunt Sher, though, just Mommy and Daddy! She didn’t nap well, at all because she just kept coughing. I was thankful my mom was there so that I could leave Ella home with Mammaw that evening instead of dragging my hacking child to SNL or missing out all together.
She went to bed for Mom and Aunt Sher very easily, a bath having helped to calm her down. By the time we were back and ready to unwind, she was crying and coughing again. It was a tough night. At one point, Mom and I went to get some vapor stuff and Sher decided to head back to Naperville. Stevan had Ella asleep again by the time we returned. Then, I held her around 2:30 until after 3:00 because her hacking started up again. She woke up at 6:30 and I called the doc before 9:00. She has a virus that will work it’s way through her body in the next week. The doctor did prescribe some medicine with codeine for night time so she can get some real sleep–she was so miserable in his office, but he is such a wonderful pediatrician that she was waving and blowing him a kiss by the time he was done.
So, nap time today is rough right now, but she wants to sleep. So, pray this medicine works tonight so Ella can truly rest.
All in all it was a great weekend despite this little setback.