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Sunday, November 13, 2011

Sickness, birthdays, and not so good news

I haven't had much time to blog these past 2 weeks.  Last Saturday Joey came down with a fever of 104.7!!!!!!!!!!!!  Off to urgent care we went where he was diagnosed with a double ear and double eye infection:(  First time on oral antibiotics in his life and not for EB reasons so I thought that was pretty good!  Then Monday he started to cough....then Tuesday he started to have problems breathing:(  Off to the doctor we went again.  The doctor thought Joey had RVS, thought they don't test for it in the office.  Grace had it when she was 3 weeks old and she was REALLY sick.  And with Joey's history of breathing issues this was big.  Normally they would put babies with RSV in the hospital.  But hospital and EB don't mix so he agreed no Hospital for now.  We started on breathing treatments and Steroids.  He seems to get worse breathing wise after he got his dose of antibiotics for his ear/eye infections plus he was getting TONS of new blisters and wounds which isn't normal for a child with EB while on antibiotics.  So BACK to the doctor on Wednesday and saw a different doctor in the office this time and she didn't think he has RSV (he isn't sick enough) but and gave him a new antibiotic to try. Sure enough no more massive breathing problems after taking this new one.  So we had can Augmentin to the list of things he *might* be allergic too.  Today he is better but still has a ways to go.  Still needs breathing treatments every 4 hrs or he gets coughing so bad he can't breath.  But he is eating and sleeping like he was before he got sick so that is good.  But now I am sick and on antibiotics too.

Grace turned 4 last Sunday and Joey turned 8 months this past Tuesday and I hope to do a post on those events soon too.

And for the not so good news...I found out a couple of weeks ago that the Target I work for (and have for the past 10+ yrs) is closing permanently on January 28:(   You know the economy is bad when they start closing Targets.  I hope to transfer to another Target but I won't know for sure till about 2 weeks before we close.  Relocating 130+ employees is a tough job and its going to take some time. 


  1. I'm so glad Joey is doing better now, will pray he continues to get through this bout, and you too. Sorry about your job, that is rough! :( Hopefully there's something better out there for you.

  2. Dear Sara: Happy that Joey is feeling a little bit better. Please take care of yourself, you do too much. I know that is just the way you are but you have to learn to take it a little easier. Will continue the prayers for you and your adorable family. Take care my friend. Love and Peace Leah and Tabby's Nana