Pneumonia? really?

Saturday, February 28, 2009

My cute Harry has a bad habit of picking at his cuticles (fingers and toes) and thus his big toe got infected. YUCK!  So, I took him to the pediatrician yesterday afternoon knowing that it was pretty bad and we needed antibiotics.  Yep-it was bad.  

Kate was feeling a little ignored and pouted and told our beloved pediatrician that her toe hurt too. So, Dr. R checked her toe out of pure kindness.  Then, Kate coughed.  The doc looked at me and asked, "how long has she had that cough?"  I answered honestly..." a month."  (we had actually been in twice for the cough only to be told it was a cold and not to worry).  However, Dr. R had a listen and told me that Kate has pneumonia!  Oh, I felt like the worst Mom.  We were not even there for Kate and here she is walking around with pneumonia! 

Does this girl look sick to you?


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54 comments:

  1. She looks pretty cute to me! Hope all gets better soon.

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  2. I hope that Harry & Kate feel better soon! No, she does not look sick. I will pray for them both and your family.

    Best wishes,
    Cindy

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  3. Yep - we've all been there. My eldest was diagnosed with her first ear infection at a well visit. Boy, I felt like the worst mom on the planet.

    By her picture, Kate looks ready to jump up and play and dance and sing to me.

    Here's to quick recoveries for all.

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  4. She looks healthy and cute to me. Hope both Harry and Kate get well soon!

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  5. We've all had those parenting moments! I hope Kate and Harry are both better soon.

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  6. She looks lovely...as always. Poor thing. There are so many bugs going around right now. I hoping for a healed toe and clear lungs for you all.

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  7. Oh No.....she is so cute and full of energy in this picture, she does not look sick at all......

    Hope that the meds kick in quickly and she is back in good health soon!

    Lisa

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  8. You poor thing! That recently happened to me when Kamree broke her collar bone. I took her in, she was misdiagnosed, and three days later, we were told she had a broken collar bone. I felt like the worst mother ever!

    Hope Harry and Kate are both feeling better soon!

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  9. Poor Harry I did the same thing a few months ago and had a cuticle infected for 3 months. It hurts...
    I am being very careful to not pick at them anymore!
    I am so glad Kate coughed while you were in there...Bronchitis can turn very quickly. in hours, don't feel bad.

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  10. Hope everyone gets to feeling better!! I, too, have the cuticle picking habit & yes, they have gotten infected before. It is really sad, but true.....

    And NO< Kate doesn't look sick!! Cute, but not sick!! ANd I have been wanting that same adorable little summer weight dress! JUst not ready for it in Colorado....

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  11. She doesn't look at all sick..
    But she sure does look awful
    CUTE..
    Love her smile..
    Sorry to hear this.. this actually happend to my son one time..
    Don't beat yourself up.. if you took the kids to the dr. for everything you would just be sitting at the dr.'s office all the time..
    Hugs..
    Have a great Sunday..
    Stop by my blog for the opening of Kimberley's Baby Blog shower..

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  12. Don't feel bad Kim!! Coughs can linger on and on and there can be nothing more to it. Hopefully Harry and Kate get better soon- although apparently Kate seems to feel fine :)

    Emily

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  13. These things happen.....my two have been under the weather for a bit as well and I just told David this morning that perhaps they need to go in and be checked. Cute picture...she looks like one happy, relaxed girl. ;)

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  14. We have had quite a few visits to the doctor ourselves in the last week. Emanuiel aand Clara Beth have both been sick and then I found out Friday that I have Sterp Throat! It has not been pretty at our house. Hoping that everyone is all well soon!!

    Blessings,
    Robin

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  15. Oh no, poor baby! And no, she doesn't look sick at all, so how on earth could you have known?

    Hope the antibiotics get everyone well soon.

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  16. who would have thought that Harry's habit would be a good thing!
    I am constantly getting after Nicholas for chewing on his nails and fingers.
    I am so sorry little Kate is so sick. I will be praying and I hope she gets well very soon.
    Love ya

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  17. She does not look sick but kids can be pretty strong. I went in for a cough for my daughter thinking she could have bronchitis again and it ended up being just a cold AND a double ear infection! Never complained about her ears and the doc said it looked pretty bad... So you never know... Hope she feels better soon.

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  18. She does not look sick but kids can be pretty strong. I went in for a cough for my daughter thinking she could have bronchitis again and it ended up being just a cold AND a double ear infection! Never complained about her ears and the doc said it looked pretty bad... So you never know... Hope she feels better soon.

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  19. What a surprise...I hope both of them are feeling better soon. In Kate's case, I hope she feels as good/cute as she looks in this photo!

    Isn't that crazy how you've been in twice and it wasn't picked up. Don't be hard on yourself. You are a terrific Mom.

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  20. You have got to be kidding? Poor baby! I was hospitalized for a week with pneumonia, so know it's nothing to play around with.

    I'll be praying for your sweeties to get better soon!!!

    No, Kate doesn't look like she feels badly at all! She looks beautiful, as always. Love her smile!

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  21. Kim -

    I hope Kate gets to be feeling better soon and Harry's toe heals quiclky - that's a boy for you! ;)
    Darling photo of Kate - love the orange!

    melissa

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  22. She looks like she feels pretty good to me (sly little thing, fooling her mama like that) She looks so cute in orange!

    Gin =)

    (who has very exciting news!)

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  23. I hope Kate gets better soon! I don't think you are the worst mom by any stretch of the imagination! Rather, these things happen for a reason and there was a reason you took Kate along with you!!!

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  24. oh no!! quick healing to both. she's a happy camper, what a blessing.

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  25. Ahh, another less than perfect mommy moment.
    I have certainly had my share of those.
    Hope everyone is on the mend.

    xo
    Brooke

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  26. I guess we can be thankful that poor Harry had an infected toe. Thank goodness Kate was with you two at the doctor's office. Man.
    Hope they both get well sooo very soon.
    ...to answer your question...no, sister does not look sick, just really cute!!

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  27. Poor Kate!!!! She looks adorable to me...no signs of illness! Guess that's why they call it walking pneumonia!

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  28. Don't feel bad mom... she looks fine to me! Don't they need to do x-rays to diagnose pneumonia??

    anyway... I just wanted to post... I check in all the time, I just love your blog. Your photo's are just breathtaking...

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  29. It seems it's always something. There really isn't any way you could have known if the doctors twice said to go home with a cold, and she certainly doesn't look like she has pneumonia! One of my classmates once had walking pneumonia for 6 months. Her parents are physicians and didn't think they needed to put her on anything for it! I had to get a TB test because of her, as being exposed to someone with a prolonged cough is considered a risk factor.

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  30. I've had pneumonia twice as an adult...once I had no clue, the second time miserable in pain. I'm glad Kate's is the first kind and she's feeling OK! It'll clear up in no time. Those lingering coughs turn into things and you just never know. Laura

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  31. She looks pretty adorable to me. If you get pneumonia, that's the kind you want...the one you can function through. Emma's case a few weeks ago was so scary and she was more miserable than I have ever seen her. Don't feel like a bad mom at all. Coughs linger for weeks and weeks and sometimes it is just harmless, but sometimes they turn into something more. You'd taken her in twice and did all you could!

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  32. Poor Kate! She definitely could have fooled my by that cute picture! Hope she is feeling better :)

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  33. Poor Harry give him a hug from Nutty Mommy in Chicago {{{{hug}}}}
    Kim you are the best mommy please don't you EVER doubt yourself...I have a lot of kids and have missed so much...coughs are funny. They can turn over night in to something else. Kiss that beautiful Kate from us. I hope they both get well soon...
    Cute little dress...I just bought that dress for Livi. She may never be able to wear it...I think winter will be here forever : (
    Take care of yourself too Mommy...

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  34. I'm sorry Kate has pneumonia. I would say I hope she feels better, but it seems like she's not feeling bad at all! How's this - for you - I hope she can go back to school soon! :)

    Rachel

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  35. Man, my son has been coughing for awhile now, the dr. said the same thing but I may need to check again. I worry because it triggers his asthma. Thanks, and don't feel bad. It can turn into pneumonia so quickly.
    She looks too cute and happy to be sick. Wishing her & Will a speedy recovery!
    btw, I finally posted my before & after pics of my kitchen.

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  36. She doesn't look sick to me! Hope you're all feeling better soon (toes and all)!

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  37. Awwww, poor thing. Don't feel bad, Kim. If she didn't look or act sick and you had taken her in twice before, how could you have known? I hope her lungs clear up soon!

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  38. Oh poor Harry, that must be painful! She looks like she has the "walking pneumonia"! Don't feel bad, we have all been there!

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  39. Glad that your sweet boy is well on his way to kicking that infection! Pneumonia is so sneaky isn't it??? Em was on an antibiotic and still ended up with pneumonia...yuck! But Kate does not look flustered or feeling bad, she looks simply lovely!! Wishes for health all over!

    Love,
    Heather

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  40. Kate is adorable! I hope she gets over the pneumonia quickly. The same happened with my son back in the Fall. I felt terrible.

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  41. I did the same thing when I was little, Big toe onlt, except my mother soaked my foot in epsom Salts and squeezed out the infection, Cruella Deville! LOL!
    On to kate, you gotta love a happy sick kid!

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  42. Hope all are better soon and smiling. And no, she does not look sick!

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  43. Um, no. I would never have guessed she had pneumonia!!!! Poor girl. I hope both she and Harry are feeling back to themselves quickly!

    Love that dimple. :)

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  44. Sweet Kate! I hope she and Harry feel all better soon.

    You are a wonderful mother, by the way!

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  45. Oh my heavens.....pneumonia! Poor little thing. Praying her cough goes away soon.

    Lottie picks at her toes all the time....sigh.

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  46. Nope! She looks like sunshine in that picture!!

    But the same thing happened to us with Liam this winter. He had the cough for over a month... we had it checked. And then- on a whim- we took him in to have his ears checked before the holidays and we were told he had walking pneumonia. Ugh!

    Hope she feels better soon!!

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  47. Nope! She looks like sunshine in that picture!!

    But the same thing happened to us with Liam this winter. He had the cough for over a month... we had it checked. And then- on a whim- we took him in to have his ears checked before the holidays and we were told he had walking pneumonia. Ugh!

    Hope she feels better soon!!

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  48. You are not a bad mom!!! Good thing Harry needed to go to the doctor!!! Blessing comes in disguises!!! BTW she doesn't look sick in the picture, she's just her cute little self!!!

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  49. Oh, I hope Kate & Harry both feel better soon! That stinks :(


    Jen

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  50. Oh, I hope Kate & Harry both feel better soon! That stinks :(


    Jen

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  51. Wow- really? I had pneumonia a year and half ago and there is no way I looked that cute. Heck, I could barely make it to the kitchen to get something to drink. Hopefully both kiddos are feeling much better soon!!

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  52. Kate sure doesn't look as if she is feeling under the weather! I'm glad she is on the mend.
    Hugs,
    Chesnye

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