Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Steece Sickies Status Update

Update on Andrew...see below**

I have been finding encouragement in my daily emails and phone texts with Jen Murray. Our quads have been so sick lately! Check out the Murray Blog and give her some love...her precious boys all have ear infections!

I went to the doctor yesterday (I never go to the doctor--but I seriously felt like I was dying--and I'm a tough cookie!) And we just got back from taking all four to the pediatrician this morning so I wanted to update all of you as to what we have been dealing with in the Steece household:

Mama (scary!):

Upper Respiratory Infection
Bronchitis
Steroid Injection to the "posterior", Z-pack antibiotics, and 2 other cough/congestion prescriptions

Ethan:
Left Ear Infection
Bilateral Pink Eye
Upper Respiratory Infection w/ wheezing
Antibiotic drops, Amoxicillin, breathing treatments twice/day

Savannah:
Right Ear Infection
Bilateral Pink Eye
Upper Respiratory Infection w/ wheezing
Antibiotic drops, Amoxicillin, breathing treatments twice/day

Benjamin:
Woke up this morning with pink eye in his right eye (eye crusted/swollen shut)
Upper Respiratory Infection
Antibiotic drops, Amoxicillin, possible breathing treatments twice/day

Andrew:
NO PINK EYE! (yet)....scratch that....BILATERAL PINK EYE!!!
Upper Respiratory Infection
Anitibotic drops, Amoxicillin, possible breathing treatments twice/day

Dada:
(not pictured---he's too cool for the "sick shot")
He's sounds like how I sounded about a week and a half ago--so we are medicating him like crazy. SOMEONE in this household HAS to stay WELL!

And Shiloh is as healthy and happy as a little lark!

Ah WOOO HOOO!!! Don't let these smiles fool you---it has been craziness around the house with four sick, feverish babies crying to be in your arms at all times! And all Mama wants to do is hold them and make them feel better (while hacking all over them herself). Oh, and another thing...we are currently cutting our one-year molars and it has been absolutely horrible! Poor babies! This WILL PASS, right?! ;)


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75 comments:

VanderbiltWife said...

Oh, you poor thing!! I hope you can get a wee bit of rest yourself.

Cammie said...

ohhhh, no. That stinks! Hope everyone feels better soon

RowdyGirls said...

Oh Lordy! We got hit, too, and it's been miserable. When I think about adding 2 more babies to the mix I nearly have to sit down from exhaustion.

JAMIE'S CREW said...

Oh Suzanne! How absolutely awful. I hope that ALL of you get well soon! Are you guys home or still on the trip?

Take care of yourselves!

Aggiema (Michelle) said...

Poor things, I am so sorry that you are all sick. Maybe you will all get it out of the way early and be healthy for a long time!

Sarah said...

Oh yuck! Get well soon!

Uma and Wil said...

Oh, bless your heart! I hope everyone recovers quickly!

Shannon and Casey said...

Poor babies and mom! I can't imagine. Hope you feel better soon!

Kelley said...

Yes the molars will pass - we just got through getting 3 in at once. Our normally happy independent girl turned into a whiny, cannot be pleased girl. For the molars teething tablets did not help so we straight for the tylenol which helped immensely. Hope all 6 of you feel better soon!

Andria said...

Suz, God Bless You! (..and not just for sneezing.) This is horrible. What a rough time for you. I'm glad the medicine cabinet (or refrigerator) is now full of antibiotics and soon things should be looking up. Now, with antibiotics come some of the messiest diapers..ah the joys!
Tis the season! Hugs!

lauren said...

Oh no! I'm so sorry, Suzanne!! It's hard enough when one person in the family is sick, much less all 6 of you! I hope you all get over this quickly and start to feel better soon. Btw, every time I look down at my bracelet I smile. I can't tell you how much I love it!! I'm so so glad you were in town and got to come to the hospital! Love you!

Casey's trio said...

OH no! The whole fam has come down with it:( So sorry to hear it. Hope all those meds, breathing treatments and TLC help fight the sickies. My girls are sick too...no fun!

Kristen said...

I'm a long time lurker, first time poster, but I just wanted to say I'm so sorry! I hope you and the kiddos all feel better soon! Sending love from MA!
Kristen

The Murray Crew said...

Suz, I soooooooo wish I could hug you right now. We WILL get through this, mama. I was just thowing away the boys print outs from the doc and they say bronchitis too....maybe the computer is contagious. Darn, internet!
Love you sooooooo much.
Hugs and Prayers,
Jen and The Crew

Jenny said...

so sad for you guys...yuck. I hope it's not catching through the internet--jen!:) praying for you guys! it makes lockdown all that much harder because you haven't gone anywhere to get sick..:(

love you momma!
jenny

Brandy said...

Oh Suz... I hope everyone gets better soon. I know how rough it can be being sick and having to tend to sick babies. It really makes for very long days. And I so know about the Traveling Pink Eye Bug once one gets it you know all of them will have it. I hope everyone gets to feeling better soon.

Brandy

Allison said...

Don't worry, it gets SOOOO much better. It's hard to believe, but after all of this immunity building this year, next year flu season will breeze by with little more than a couple minor colds and ear infections. Hang in there!

Holly said...

Oh no! That's awful! I hope the medicine kicks in fast and everyone feels better soon!

Williams' bunch said...

I hate that for you...I know how it is in a big house when everyone gets sick! Hope it passes quickly!

Psalm112 said...

Long time lurker, but Ags, so I'm sure we met you at some point in Aggieland. Gargle some warm salt water yourself as often as you can because Z-paks aren't the greatest. They hit quickly, but tend to cause resistance later. So, stay on top of it. Make sure that you are taking good care of yourself!!!!

5littleones said...

I hope that you all feel better soon!

a cowgirl at heart said...

Yes, this WILL pass and in the meantime, I will be praying like crazy for peace, health and cuddling! Poor Mama Steece!

The Carlsons said...

oh no! not you all too! i, too, think the internet has transferred the murray's bugs to you all ;) oh, don't give it to us next - ha! :P

seriously, praying you all get well asap! it's no fun having everyone sick...especially during this festive Christmas season.

get well soon!
-fellow quad mom of GGGG and a 4yo boy

annalee said...

oh sweet steece family... i can't imagine this baby sickness times four! and then sick momma too! hang in there. we will be praying for quick healing and the energy to get through!

Donna said...

Bless you! It does get better! I don't have quads, but ANY sick babies to deal with are pitiful! Prayers for all of you to be well soon!!!!

Frugal Jen said...

Get well soon Steece family!

becky said...

oh bless your little steece family!! it will pass...in the mean time...how bout make yourself an appointment for a post sick massage!!

Goerlich Quadruplets said...

I am tearing up just thinking about you. Oh my word! Honey, I'm sending up some pleading prayers for your healthy, happy household to return and some major strength for you. Please tell me someone is brave enough to come over and help ya'll! I love you! Mari

Julie said...

Suzanne that is awful! Jason and I will keep you and the little ones in our prayers. Hopefully everyone will be better/happier soon!

Have you been told today that you're an amazing mom? Most people couldn't deal with four babies, let alone, four sick babies! Hang in there!

Ben, Kelly and Sophie said...

We'll send up some prayers for you! That pic of poor little sick Ben just really pulls at your heartstrings!

Amanda said...

My baby has been sick--I can't imagine that times four!!! I've been sick too and I know it's hard! Hang in there, you will get better!!! :)

Shelley Green said...

Oh no! I have read your blog for a while now ( I found it from Jenny Holloway's blog- a school friend). Bless your heart! I have a 10 month old daughter and she just got over an ear infection and pink eye at the same time that I had the flu. Not a fun week! I will pray for a speedy recovery for you and the babies. You can check out my blog at www.itseasytobeagreen.blogspot.com. Take care!

Lainey-Paney said...

Oh, bless your little hearts.
We've had the URI & ear infections around here....turned into pneumonia in our little guy, and we've all been miserable.

Hang in there!

MEGAN said...

Poor babies!!!!!!!! They do look very happy for being so sick, so good job mom! Hope healing comes quickly, and to you ALL!

Kara said...

Wow! It sounds like your house is worse off than ours. We are thinking about you and hope that you and all your kiddos get well soon!

Terri said...

OH NO! I hope you are all feeling better soon!

Linda Frances said...

No need to email me back - I just read your blog - oh my word!
I so wish I could help you all - love to all - Linda

The Gerwer Babies said...

Girl, i am so sorry about all that. It will pass. ANd if any one can handle it, its you. Get better, rest when you can. Poor babies... and mommy. I am thinking of you. Feel better soon!! COME ON SUMMER!!!!!

Kelly said...

Get well guys! We are all diseased here and I just got back from a shot in the bum. Doh! Prayers for you guys and Jen's quads.

Kelly said...

I will pray that you feel better soon. I mope when i have 2 sick and they are 8 and 5! I can't imagine doing what you are! I hope all 6 are doing better quickly!

Baby Blog Addict said...

Oh Suz. My son was sick for a couple of weeks, then I got it and then my husband. It was miserable and that's only 25% of what you are going through. I'll saw some prayers for you and Jen Murray. Hope everyone is well soon.

Stacy said...

Ok. Like you really have time for reading comments! HA I have 5 children, the last 2 are 1 year old twins. Ever since they have been born when one kid gets sick the other does. We have now been sick 8 weeks and counting with 2 stomach virus, one appendectomy, snot, congestion, getting teeth! AAAHH I sympathize. You feel tired, sorry, stretched in all directions and dirty. Right? HA Praying for you all!

Cindy (and Brian) said...

No fun! So sorry to hear that all of your are so sick! You're doing a great job. If it makes you feel any better...everyone still looks beautiful, including you! :)

The Ripleys said...

Repeat daily...

"This too shall pass" over and over again :)

Keep your head up!

VHMPrincess said...

OMG - I hope you all feel better soon! My 3rd baby was the first one to get pink eye, so no one thought to tell me (they thought i knew) to wash the sheets EVERYTIME they get up (and your pillow case everytime) nap/bedtime or they'll keep getting it. ALso blankets and YOUR shirts if you still carry them around and they rub their faces on your shoulder. My 2 babies couldn't get rid of it until someone finally clued me in.

Good luck! I hope you all feel better so soon!

Anonymous said...

This too shall pass.....just think you could be doing this every few years for a while if you had had singletons! I'd take it all at once! I hope you ALL get better very quick!!

Thinking of you in Kansas!

Following Him said...

Prayin' and hopin' that everyone gets well soon. What happened to everyone stayin' healthy? Hang in there!
~Elyse~

Mandy said...

Boy oh boy, do I feel your pain!

The hardest part for me was when they all wanted ot be comforted, and didn't want to share me. No matter what I did, someone was screaming. I did what I could, but when my husband came home, I said "One of these days you're going to find them all strapped into booster seats screaming, and me in another room with headphones on!" Usually I just called and asked him to bring home chocolate.

I hope that it all gets better really soon.

Anonymous said...

Feel better soon!

SouthernMama said...

Wow! I can't imagine taking care of 4 sick, teething 1-yr-olds at once! Hope you all feel better soon!

mandy_moo said...

Oh my goooooodness, I feel so sorry for you guys!!! Especially little Ben, he's the only one crying and not smiling in his pic. I will keep you in my prayers and hope y'all get well soon!!

Barbara Manatee said...

Hang in there Steeces! Hope those meds kick in fast and everyone is up and healthy again soon!!

The Titsworth Family said...

Poor mommy! I hope this passes quickly and the quads/mommy get better soon! By the way, you still look very pretty when you are sick and I love the quad smiles!

Melissa said...

Oh Momma! I thought 3 out of 4 ears infected were bad but you totally trumped me! Hope everyone gets better soon and I hope you are getting some help from those wonderful church ladies. Wish I were there to help...or moan in pity together. Come Spring Come!!!

Family said...

Oh Mama! I feel your pain. I love you so much. Hang in there... YES.. THIS TOO SHALL PASS! Miss you. Though the 2's x4 are not a piece of cake.. it sure is better than the 1st winter of sickies. Hang in there. You are loved.

Gen

Candace said...

Poor all of you! I always tell my husband I can never get sick because im a mom and go to college. Never fails I get sick at least once a year.

Tina said...

Hey girlie, sorry to hear everyone is sooo sick! We need to carch up sometime. My 4 chickies have been home a little over a month now and doing great! Hugs to all, Tina

jag said...

What a bummer. Feel better guys.

Anonymous said...

Sending some Get Well vibes to you all.

Cortney said...

Wow! I am sending some prayers up for ya'll right now! Here's too a speedy recovery for everyone!

Brad and Alyssa said...

I feel for you!! I have been trying to get rid of pneumonia...now I have a nasty cough, tired as a dog, and now all 3 kids are getting sick. Grrr!!!

Page said...

Aw, girl, I wish I could be there to help out in some way! I'm certainly praying that you all get better very soon!

Sooz said...

Oh Suz! Praying you all start feeling much better. Wish I could help you out.

Suzanne said...

Geez! I thought it was bad in my house--broken foot, pneumonia, and ear infection with 1 year molars popping though!
Take care of yourself. I know that's hard to do.
Stop by and visit!
When you feel better.

Fulton Quads said...

Oh I feel SO bad for you guys! You need some of our Florida sunshine to make you all feel better! I know it will be difficult but drink & rest as much as possible! No one wants a sick momma! Hope you are feeling better soon! Cathy

E. Sloane Cannon said...

A friend forwarded me your blog and I read the ENTIRE thing last Friday...so much fun!! You certainly have your hands full but handle it amazingly and beautifully :-) I just started my own blog a few weeks ago and Jennisa is designing my blog header as well! Check it out in a few days, I gave you a shoutout in the second post a few days ago :-)

Carolyn said...

I am so sorry...I hope you all are starting to feel better. The kiddos are still super cute all sick though! :)

Stefanie said...

Hey!!
I have been following your blog since you had the babies. Found your blog through the world of blogging. Sad to hear that you all our sick. You guys are in my thoughts and prayers!!
God Bless
Stefanie

Megann Cain said...

Oh my. I hope you are all feeling better very, very soon. I can't even imagine. May God give you strength to endure, peace to pass through it, and rest so you don't over do it. God bless.

*Lissa* said...

Oh, wow. Rough times, huh?? I hope you and the fam get better real soon!!

Grunwaldt Family said...

Hope you and the kids get better soon!!

Stacey said...

Oh how rotten! We have a daddy geting over the flu that was banned from all parts of the house that has baby stuff so he could only stay in the bedroom, and my little Nate bug got it any way:( So far so good, me and the girls are still ok (knocking on wood)! I hope all is better soon.

King Quads said...

And they are all still smiling...says something about you guys. Hope everyone is back to 100% ASAP, at least it's out of the way for Christmas :) Get well sweet babies!

Liz said...

Bless your heart!! I know how hard it is to be mama to sick little ones, but a sick mama is even worse!

Here's hoping those meds kick in QUICK & everyone gets better!

jenn said...

oh my goodness! pink eye and ear infections and wheezing for all! and for all a good night!;-) wishing wellness your way!

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