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Sunday, May 4, 2008

Sick!!!

The icing on the cake??? Now, I'm sick! That's right, I've got strep throat. We're having tons of fun at the Northcutt household! :)


Friday night was ROUGH!!! We have not experienced a night of pretty much no sleep ever! At least when Reid was a newborn he'd sleep a few hours at a time. He's had a runny nose, but we could tell Friday as we were putting him down for bed that he was not feeling good. He was up crying for most of the night. Matt and I alternated going up and rocking him - the only way that he would sleep is if we were holding him. Saturday morning he just wanted to be held and he'd lay his little head down. We took him into the after hours pediactric clinic and they did an X-ray on his chest and discovered that he has PNEUMONIA!!! On one hand, we knew it had to be something more than just a cold because he has never acted like that, but we were surprised it had just suddenly turned into that. It was literally over night! The doctor was not concerned about it - it's not as serious as it used to be. They started him on antibiotics and told us that it could take 1-2 weeks for him to be well. But, today he is acting so much better and is playing, sleeping, and back to his normal self! We'll just be taking it easy though for the next couple weeks. (Matt laughed because I asked the doctor if we had to stay in - I'll be so bored!)

ps...if we hung out with you and your child last week, don't worry! Pneumonia is not contagious. I asked the doctor because I was so worried about all of our friends who we saw last week!

12 comments:

Leslie said...

I'm so sorry Reid is sick. Hope he is well soon and you all can get some rest. And trust me it will be very hard to stay in - I do it every stinkin day!

The Rowe Crew said...

Oh, poor Reid!!! We'll be praying for a quick recovery. It's just no fun to see them hurting :o(

The Wilson Family said...

Sweet baby. I am glad he is feeling better today. I have been thinking about you guys. Let me know if you need anything at all!! I hope he continues to feel better and better!

Collegegirl said...

Hope sweet baby Reid gets well soon. It is no fun being sick. Praying for a fast recovery.
~Elyse~

Dunhams said...

Poor little man! I hope he gets feeling better soon and that you guys get to catch up on your sleep too. Maybe you can read a few good books while you're stuck in the house...

Hunter, Amanda, Hudson and Maddie said...

Bless his heart...I am so glad he is doing better. We will be praying for a really quick recovery. Let me know if we can do anything!

Donnell Days said...

Oh my gosh...poor littel guy! I hope each day gets better and better for him!!

Hollie said...

Ahhh, poor little Reid! I am so sorry he was feeling so bad.

Isn't it crazy how fast pneumonia can just pop up like that? That is exactly what happened to Kylie...although her doctor didn't order chest x-rays until the end and, well...you know where that got us!

What a blessing that you caught it early!! I am praying for Reid and also for MOMMA! I know how that can be on you! :)

I hope today is a great day!

Summer, Justin, & Blake said...

Poor sweet Reid. I am SO glad he is feeling better ... and I hope he gets all well VERY soon! Let us know if you need anything!!

TeamRiss said...

I'm saying a prayer for Reid right now- little guy. I'm glad he's feeling better. I'll make him a 'get well soon mix'!

Nicole said...

omg, i guess when it rains it pours, right? so sorry you & reid are sick! i hope you both feel better soon. let me know if there is anything i can do for you!

Hunter, Amanda, Hudson and Maddie said...

Oh my gosh...I hope you are feeling better! Let me know if we can do anything!!