Friday, July 18, 2008

Jules Update...Hopefully the LAST one!

Jules just MAY be almost better...FINALLY! After a week of breathing treatments, we had to go back into the doctor to evaluate Jules and how she was doing. I had really noticed no change at all in her coughing and I felt as though the treatments weren't really doing anything. So, we go into the doctor and explain our week. Dr. Levy decided that Jules really MUST HAVE had the whooping cough. She said the test could have shown negative even if it was really positive. She just had all of the symptoms and there just happens to be some huge outbreak of the whopping cough in our area at this exact time ( Seth and I saw a story about it on the news the other night). So...that is the final diagnosis...the whooping cough. The good news is that we treated her a couple weeks ago when the symptoms first started...and so she should be in the clear from anything turning dangerous at this point. As far as the cough goes though, it can sometimes take up to six weeks to fully go away. So we may still have a couple more weeks of coughing. I can handle that just knowing that it will go away soon! In the meantime, we have put her on a reflux medicine twice a day because our doctor thinks that the whopping cough could have just upset her and is causing her to reflux a little too. I actually think I notice an improvement these last couple of days that she has been on the medicine. YEAH! I am just so glad that I don't have to worry about Jules not breathing okay anymore!!!!

Here is my sweet girl just grinning at me!

Oh...and if you like this onesie...too bad. Jules had a MAJOR MAJOR MAJOR blowout in it the other night, and Seth and I made the decision to just toss it...it definitely qualified as an infectious linen (ha ha...inside joke with my family!)! Too much to clean up and she will probably out grow it here before long too! See Ya, Be Ya Cupcake onesie!

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8 comments:

Carolyn said...

Se Ya Be Ya!!! Cannot WAIT to see you on Wednesday....I mean....is this really going to happen??!!
;)

Brittney said...

IT SOOOOOOOOOOOOO is going to happen!

Mindy said...

man the whooping cough!? That sounds so scary. Good to know she is finally over it! SHe looks adorable in that cupcake onesie too.

Elizabeth said...

I'm glad that little Jules is on the mend! I know that had to be so scary- she's still so small! That is too bad about that onsie- don't you hate it when something you like gets ruined!!


Oh, and ML is having a girl!!

Allison said...

Hi B, I have been following the status of you little one! Glad to hear she is feeling better! I have tossed many a onesie myself...finally did the blog...check it out, also you can link to my sisters.
thedalegirls.blogspot.com (Should be easy for you to remember, with Summer in the Family)

Mittig family said...

Whooping Cough? That's crazy! Glad she is feeling better though--so much for your summer getting less crazy, huh? Now we get busy again with swimming lessons for two weeks then we'll be gone again. We'll get it together someday!!!

The Browns said...

So glad that is she is finally getting better!! How precious is that smiling picture!!!

Carolyn said...

Good, it better because I put it IN PEN on my calendar!