Wednesday, February 06, 2008

The birthday boy is sick.

Thank goodness we had a big shin-dig last Saturday:

Because this is how Cooper looked by Sunday:
We took him to the doctor Monday morning for what was supposed to be a 12-month well-baby check, except that our 12-month-old baby wasn't well at all. The doctor said that he likely has RSV (respiratory somethingorother virus) -- it's pretty rough on infants, but most older kids and adults just get cold-like symptoms with it. And he has a mild ear infection too.
So, this is our daily paraphernalia:
A nebulizer for breathing treatments for the RSV, ibuprofen for fever and general achiness, amoxicillan for the ear infection, pedialyte for rehydration, thermometer for frequent temperature checks, and kleenex for the perpetual runny/crusty nose. (The big girl bottle of Diet Coke is mine.)
Monday was really rough, but he's doing much better now. And the promise of a cupcake for his birthday has lifted his spirits, I think.
So... do you remember what you were doing one year ago? Man, I sure do. By way of a progress report, here is Cooper's first alligator picture:
And his most recent:

What a year it's been. Sometimes it's hard to believe he's already a year old. And other times it's hard to believe he's only a year old.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ahh, poor guy.