Potty-training and Strep

So it’s been one of those weeks this week… Sarah and I have been fighting off sleep deprivation trying to keep the kids happy and healthy. The week started and ended well enough but the middle of the week was pretty rough.

We recently decide that we’d start potty training Eliza. We started on Monday and she actually had a pretty good first day. She figured things out pretty well and was doing a good job. Of course we had a few accidents but that is to be expected. She was excited to show me her sticker chart when I got home from work and was so proud to not be wearing diapers any more.  Tuesday was a bit down from Monday and then Wednesday everything sort of fell apart with her. We were having all kinds of accidents all over the place and Eliza was not doing so well anymore.

James likes to climb up on the stool and see what is going on on the counter.

James likes to climb up on the stool and see what is going on on the counter.

Part of the reason that Eliza wasn’t doing so well is probably because James started to feel pretty rotten on Wednesday also. He started getting super stuffy and running a mid-grade fever. We thought he was just teething (which, it turns out, he was) and gave him some pain killers overnight to help with the pain. On Thursday he wasn’t doing much better but still we thought it was just teething. The pain killers weren’t helping too much with his fever though so on Friday we took him in to the pediatrician to get him looked at. He had a strep test come back positive and they put him on amoxicillin. We got that right away and started him on it that evening.

James was feeling so rotten that he would just let us put him down sometimes and he'd just stare off into space.

James was feeling so rotten that he would just let us put him down sometimes and he’d just stare off into space.

Eliza started showing similar symptoms to James on Saturday. She was lethargic and acting sick all day. We took her to the urgent care on Saturday afternoon and she had an initial strep test come back negative. They did a culture test but we haven’t received the results of that yet. They put her on amoxicillin also just in case. So now we have two kids on antibiotics and that’s a fun job!

Mommy and Eliza at her "checkup."

Mommy and Eliza at her “checkup.”

Wednesday through Friday were hard with both kids being sick and cranky. James wanted Sarah’s constant attention (and to be held constantly) because he felt sick and Eliza needed constant attention because so she wouldn’t wet all over the floor. As you can imagine, this was challenging for Sarah. She handled it pretty well though. Here’s to hoping we can catch up on some sleep soon.

Both of the kids were on the upswing today. When they woke up they both ate breakfast which was an improvement over the last few days. We took them to sacrament meeting but then I brought them home after so that Eliza wasn’t in the nursery with all the kids. We did nursery at home while mom stayed at church to take care of some of her responsibilities. We had a song and a lesson and then had snacks and colored. Eliza was pretty excited about Nursery at home! Tonight they were both pretty happy and somewhat back to their normal selves.

James coloring at our "nursery at home" on Sunday.

James coloring at our “nursery at home” on Sunday.

Eliza coloring at our "Nursery at Home"

Eliza coloring at our “Nursery at Home”

Hopefully they both decide that tonight they won’t bet getting up every hour and Sarah and I can get some good sleep.

Hope that this doesn’t sound too complainy. We/I don’t mean to complain and we are grateful for what we’ve learned this week. This is just me trying to be authentic!

Daddy and Eliza on Sunday

Daddy and Eliza on Sunday

Bookmark the permalink.

Comments are closed