The day started out with Laura coming upstairs at 7:20 with what we think is pink eye. I kind of expected this but was hoping it wasnt since I needed to go to work today. But I stayed home and told her to stay away! Hannah is still not feeling well and she took a 2 and a half hour nap this afternoon while Leah and I had some snuggle time. When they both woke up, Hannahs breathing was really fast and her wheezing was a lot worse. Laura left to go to the store since her eye was much better this afternoon and we needed groceries. I checked Hannah's respiratory rate and it was around 60, so I called the doctor. I actually did not think that they would want to see her since Leah had the same thing, but I felt obligated to try something since it just sounded so bad (worse than Leah).
With her breathing so fast they wanted me to bring her in, which honestly I wasnt prepared for. It was 4:15. I had taken a shower today but had not gotten ready, so my hair went in a pont tail, I grabbed my tennis shoes to wear with my pajama pants, and called Wendy down the street to see if she could watch Leah. She was not home so could not come over. I figured I would just take them both since I was in such a hurry but the girls were fussing and i realized that it had been 4.5 hours since they had eaten. I could handle one fussy hungry baby at the doctors, but not two. So I called Amanda across the street. Of course when I got on the computer to get her number my internet was out so I had to call Matt to get him to give it to me. Minutes ticked by as it neared closing time at the doctors office. Luckily her husband was home to watch their kids so she could come over and give Leah her bottle. Whew. I got the bottles made and diaper bag checked. When Amanda walked in she handed me her car keys and said "You may need to take my car and put Hannah in our pumpkin seat because your van has a flat". Seriousy? I dont think I have even had a flat tire before and I have one now? So I thanked her and took Hannah across the street to use their car. There would have been no way I could have driven the van at all since the car was basically sitting on the rim... When did that happen? I made it to the doctors office which I am SO happy is very very close and as I pulled into the parking lot the nurse there called to check on me and why I was so late. HA.
Hannah has bronchiolitis which is common but can easily go from ok to hospital bound in a matter of hours, but her oxygen saturation was in the mid 90s so there isnt much to do at this point but watch her. Her breathing had slowed down by then thank God, and though her wheezing is still bad she didnt seem so distressed. We are keeping a close watch on her and hopefully it will just run its course.
Hannah did not make a peep the whole time though it was well over 5 hours past the last time she ate. She fell asleep on the 10 minute car ride back. Poor thing. I am so thankful that Amanda was able to watch Leah. If I had decided to take them both I would not have gotten very far, and if Laura had been here I would not have even seen the tire because I would have just put Hannah in on my side, though I would have noticed it after I pulled out of the driveway. What luck to have a car across the street with the pumpkin seat installed for Hannah to ride in. So wonderful.
Laura and Jason, a really nice guy who has been hanging around a lot, made dinner tonight. Pork tenderloin, mashed potatoes, and asparagus. Mmmmm. That was a treat. And now American Idol has been watched, bills are paid, kitchen is cleaned, and laundry is done so that is my cue to go to bed! The girls are sleeping and I hope they will stay that way through the night since it will be a long day at work tomorrow. It will be hard to leave my little Hannah with her feeling so yucky. But I leave her in good hands. What a day! And I love my neighbors!