Friday, December 14, 2007

RSV

Yes, the dreaded Respiratory Syncytial Virus has descended upon our home, made itself comfortable, and smeared snot everywhere. As you may remember if you've been around since last year, the kids got shots last Oct through March to help protect them from this most evil of viruses. And the shots combined with the fact that we almost never left the house worked to keep us RSV-free all last winter.

But not this winter.

Alas. But I'd rather have it now than have had it then! It shouldn't be too serious now that the kids are older and usually healthy. It should just be like a really bad cold. So far it's been like this...snotty noses, really gross snotty noses, fever, snottier noses, don't feel good, pitiful, snotty noses, breathing treatments, nose-sucking, and did I mention the really nasty snotty noses?

Only Jonathan has actually been confirmed by a dr to have RSV, but I think its pretty much a given that the other three snotty-nosed children also have it. He has run a fever since Mon and yesterday was just really pitiful. Today he seems much better, so hopefully he's on his way out of it. The others are probably still on their way into it. We predict Reagan will be the next one to hit major pitiful status. I'll keep you posted as best I can. Keep us in your prayers!

5 comments:

Becky said...

man, that stinks!
I think I might go buy stock in kleenex, though....

Abby's Mom said...

Poor babies! Poor Mommy and Daddy! I hope all (and everyone) is well soon! Prayers for all!

K&BMiles said...

o yes there is no snot like RSV snot! you are in our thoughts! its no fun we had it last year!

Anonymous said...

sorry, ali! may i remind you... suffer the drive down here and you will be rewarded with other family members willing to wipe snot :) jo

Bridgette Boudreaux said...

Hey Allison,

Ethan has recently developed his first cold. We are hoping it's not RSV and he hasn't run any fever today, but man yesterday was miserable! It broke my heart not to be able to sooth him... I really feel for you (I'm glad I only have one little cranky baby).