Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Breathing treatments, steroids and amoxicillin...OH MY!

Poor sick Sissy

Our Tiger Gear - Thanks Britta!

February 17th, 2009

Steroids, breathing treatments, amoxicillin, baby tylenol, kleenex, oragel, baby motrin, nasal aspirator...these are a few of our favorite things.

There are six of us in the house and five of us are or have been sick. The only one that has managed to stay healthy is Daisy (the dog). Brooklyn got sick while we were in Florida and kept us awake for two nights in a row. The flight home was horrible. She was screaming and thrashing around. So much so that the flight attendant told me to take her into the bathroom while we were landing. I had a doctor's appointment scheduled for her the following day to find out that she had a double ear infection. Poor baby!
The boys decided the following night that they missed U of M and wanted to make an emergency trip to the ER. Both of them were having great difficulty breathing around midnight. Aidan also had a terrible cough. We spent five hours in emergency. Aidan was sent to triage first, but Calahan was given the green light to skip right to the room. They immediately gave him three back to back breathing treatments. The doctor said it was the equivalent of us drinking 12 cups of coffee. That poor boy was as high as a kite. His eyes were popping out of his head and his arms and legs were going 100 mph. Aidan received one breathing treatment and both boys started on steroids. They were able to keep their stats up for four hours so we were sent home with more breathing treatments and steroids. Diagnosis: Aidan-croup, Calahan-bronchiolitis (possibly from RSV).

All three babies got bad colds within a day or two of each other. It started with watery eyes, then a runny nose, a rattle in their breathing and a cough. Along with this...NO SLEEP! Paul and I also got colds.
I believe that we are on the upswing now. The babies are on the mend. Paul and I are feeling better too. It was a ROUGH GO for awhile and there were days I was sure that I was losing my mind.
In other news, Brooklyn popped her first tooth while we were on vacation and another one has sprouted since then. This past Sunday Aidan got his third tooth. I believe that Calahan is also working on his first tooth. Aidan said "dada" and "mama" in the same day! These babies are incredible!
We hope this post finds you happy and healthy!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

We Made It!

The triplets with their cousins at the airport in Detroit.

The babies first time in "real" highchairs.

This is fun Grandpa!

Sissy loved spending time with Daddy in the pool.

Swimming with Uncle J

Thanks to Rebecca and Aunt Karen for letting us borrow your strollers.

That Minnie is so cute!

Mickey can't believe we have triplets! He visited our table more than once.

Pluto was amazed by the triplets too.

Let's have some fun!
February 3rd, 2009

We are in Florida. Getting through the airport was an experience. Lugging around three babies, baggage for three babies and for mom and dad is no easy task. Going through security was a little bit difficult but overall...doable (as long as you bring along Grandma, Grandpa, Aunt, Uncle and cousins). The plane ride went pretty well. Brooke slept for the majority of the trip. Aidan and Cal catnapped, played and fussed some.

The weather isn't as nice as we hoped it would be, but we are having a blast. We are very busy. Yesterday the babies got to go swimming for the first time and they loved it. They also had their first showers later on and they loved those as well. Little fishies!

This morning Auntie K and Uncle J treated us to breakfast with Mickey. It was a whirlwind of a morning because just as Mickey and some of the other characters came to visit us the babies were hungry. It was crazy, but so much fun! Grandma bought the babies cute Mickey and Minnie bibs. Then we headed over to Legoland and downtown Disney but it was a bit too cold for the babies so we brought them back to our villa. Thanks to the Wellers, Grandma and Grandpa for a fun filled morning.

One thing is for certain...three babies sure do attract a lot of attention.