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Friday, July 17, 2009

Every time you drive past the local CVS, your daughter calls out "I want cherry flavored!" (as in what flavor she wants her prescriptions)?

And you know I am the anti- antibiotic Mom.  I loathe them!

Yes, our sweet Kate is sick again.  The doctor thinks it is another double ear infection but the wax is so bad in one ear...they cannot see it.  One ear is for sure infected though! Fever, oozing nose and eyes..it is not pretty.  The doc gave her some codeine for pain.  I think it is working because she told Dave that Scout (our schnoodle) has feathers and then laughed! (Scout indeed does not have feathers, in case anyone was wondering).


Daddy's girl

47 comments:

  1. I just popped over and was thrilled to be 'in'!! Gorgeous photo! Loved
    Quinn myself back when she was on "Family" but my BFF was Kristy McNichol!! I even bought her cassette tape!!

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  2. Love this image!!!!!

    Thank you for your kind words on my blog and just saying that you would be there. I have not been able to get on your blog for a while. I had no access and have missed it much!

    Hope all is well with you and that your summer is going well.

    xo-Kristin

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  3. Beautiful photo! Love how Kate is looking up to her daddy with so much joy. Hope she has a speedy recovery! Blessings, Wendy

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  4. So sorry girly...
    big hugs..
    LOVE the photo of Kate and Daddy..
    Have a great weekend..
    Hope Kate starts feeling better..

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  5. Oh, Kim, I'm so sorry to hear about Kate! I hope she feels better soon.

    Vivian had frequent ear infections before she was one, and then later (elementary school) she seemed to get stuck in an endless cycle of sinus infections. We finally had tubes put in her ears and had her adenoids removed, and each of those procedures resolved the issue she was having.

    All of that to say, I know how hard it is on everyone (especially Mom!) when someone in the family is sick. I hope that Kate literally gets all of this out of her sweet little system soon!

    Thinking of you.

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  6. Feel better soon Kate! I love the picture of you with Dad! You will cherish it FOREVER!

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  7. awww poor sweet Kate... I am so sorry. I pray her little ears heal quickly. What a lovely pic. I love swings like that. :)

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  8. Kate sounds like my son at that age. You have my sympathies. Just think of it as priming her immune system. By the time my son got to high school, his immune system was so good from all the stuff he got earlier that he actually had a couple of years of perfect attendance at school.

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  9. Kim, I am so glad to see this is public again!!! I am admitting to being one of those people that couldn't figure out how to accept the invitation! lol, i'm still trying to figure out the blog world!

    I am so sorry to hear that our sweet little friend is sick again, bless her heart! and yours! i know this must be wearing on your heart!!!

    hugs to you both and i hope she is on the road to recovery!

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  10. geez, i completely forgot to tell you how gorgeous this photo is!!!! frame it up big!!! canvas!!!!
    it's lovely.

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  11. Oh poor Kate. I hope she starts feeling better soon. Ear infections are no fun. My oldest son had to have tubes in his ears before he was 2. Luckily that did the trick and he rarely gets sick anymore.
    I will be praying that Kate gets better soon.

    BTW, I LOVE the picture. It is beautiful.

    mandi

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  12. Poor girl, my oldest was plagued with ear infections until he had tubes put in. We went through a good 2 years of antibiotics.
    I hope she feels better soon.

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  13. Beautiful Picture! So sorry Miss Kate is sick again. Hope she heals quickly!

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  14. So so glad that 3 Peanuts is up & running again. I have missed seeing the everyday events of your 3 kiddos.

    Sorry to hear about Kate being sick again. Sure wish they could nip that for good. Hope she gets to feeling better soon.

    Loved all the pictures. And thanks for the recipe. Can't wait to try that one out!

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  15. Great photo! Maddy had problems with ear infections and excessive wax too and had to have the wax surgically removed. Hope your girlie is feeling better soon!

    Janet

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  16. What a breathtaking photograph!

    I hope she feels better soon.

    Kate's comment passing CVS is funny (though sad she's been so sick). We continue to struggle with childhood illnesses, too. I have two with Hand, foot and mouth, Hannah also has a staph infection in her thumb and perhaps a mild case of viral meningitis. I thought we'd get a summertime break.

    Hey, how are you liking your new camera now. Your photography looks great. What did you change/learn to help you get the photos you are getting???? They are really beautiful (and I think I might be buying a new camera so the feedback would be helpful. Mine was dropped and just doesn't work right any more). Thanks!

    Wendy

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  17. That is just horrible-- poor Kate but I did get a laugh out of the Cherry flavor comment-- that is just too funny!

    I too hate antibiotics. I avoid them at all costs. Even when the boys have an ear infection, I rarely take the to the DR as they always give antibiotics and 90% of the time it is viral and antibiotics are given just to pacify the parents. My closest friends are all family practice Dr's and they say to avoid antibiotics at all costs. They say in Europe only 10% of the ear infections are actually given antibiotics-- instead they just use motrin and pain killers for the pain and give it a few days and it goes away-- cuz its viral!! Anyway, off my soap box for now. Love the pic and hope Kate feels better soon.

    Christy :)

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  18. I'm so happy that you are back.

    Jae

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  19. I hope Kate is feeling better. Ear infections are no fun. I had a lot as a child and ended up with tubes in my ears at a young age. On the upside the picture is gorgeous.

    http://www.eyeballgirl.com

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  20. That is the sweetest picture! Hope Kates feeling fine (and Scout moults, he he) very soon.

    Gin =)

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  21. Oh my gosh, Kim.... this is GORGEOUS!!! Wow, I can't tell you how much I LOVE this! You'd better get this on Flickr right away- everyone will be blown away!

    I just love how lovingly she is looking up at her Daddy! Looove it!!!

    And, of course, you know how much I want Kate to feel better (since I'm on the phone with you as I type this...lol) ♥

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  22. Kim,

    What an incredible picture of Dave and Kate! So sorry to hear about Kate's ears. Both my boys have had horrible ear problems, Preston had numerous ear infections as a baby and got tubes when he was 15 months. Cooper had already followed his brother's footsteps early on and had tubes by 6 months!! He had 5 ear infections in 6 weeks when he was 5 months and could not tolerate the oral antibiotics. I have always been super stressed about all the antibiotic use so I can relate to your thoughts about that. Hopefully Kate feels better soon. Also, just wanted to add that we have been on vacation for a week and for the first time ever I minimized my computer use to only checking my personal email once a day. Anyway, the point of that is to tell you that I was absolutely delighted beyond words to come back today and be able to catch up with your PRECIOUS family!!! Thank you so much for including me!!!

    Hugs,

    Emily

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  23. Kim~ I was thrilled to be able to read your blog tonight. I never asked to be included in your list of followers, but I love to read about your days with your family. My Addie is 3 and a half and I love following Kate's expereinces because they are so similar to our days with Addie. Thanks for making your blog public again?!
    Paula Jacoby

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  24. So sorry she is feeling bad again. Hopefully she will have a speedy recovery. The picture of her in the swing is wonderful!

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  25. Great picture!

    So sorry Kate is so sick again. What a bummer. Hope she feels better soon!

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  26. Poor, sweet Kate. The Tongginator really struggles with ear infections, too.

    Love the photo of Kate with her daddy... and hope that the dog molts soon. Heh.

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  27. Sorry to hear sweet Kate is sick. I'll keep her close to my thoughts.

    I LOVE, LOVE this picture ... both for it's perfect clarity and for the beautiful moment you captured.

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  28. Hope she is feeling better soon!! That is too funny that she requests Cherry at the sight of CVS!!

    Adorable picture of her and Dave....I love how she is looking up to him!

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  29. beautiful picture, hope she feels better soon!

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  30. Wow what a beautiful image...this one deserves a frame for sure : )

    Poor Kate {{{{hug}}}} I am so so sorry. I hate to see little ones sick.

    I am so behind on blogs and life right now. We are having lot's of personal problems with our Livi...but we will get through it...we always do.

    Hope you are enjoying your summer with those beautiful children : )

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  31. Hi Kim, I've loved getting caught up on your blog! Sorry to hear Kate is under the weather. The picture of her on the swing, gazing up at her daddy is priceless. That is sure to melt a mothers heart!

    Your boys look great and Will is definitely getting that teenager look! My younger two just turned 15and I so relate to that whole teen thing...trends, girls, trying to be cool. Don't worry too much, Will will handle "teendome" with poise and grace, I'm sure. They both seem like such wonderful boys.

    Keep enjoying summer! And thank you so much for the invite to your blog. This wait for China is awful, yet your blog gives me hope!

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  32. Sorry Kate is sick again, but LOVE the picture!! Always love pictures that show a real and sweet relationship captured!!

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  33. Oh, poor Kate. I hope this passes soon, although that's quite a funny comment coming from her!

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  34. One of my favorite pictures thus far. Feel better
    Kate

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  35. Poor baby. I hate that she has been so sick. That is not fun at all. Braden was VERY sick when he was about 2. he is now the healthiest child I have. Hope she feels better soon!

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  36. i hope she is feeling better soon!!

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  37. Forgot to say before that the photograph in this post is simply amazing! You're really good at it.

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  38. I hope Kate is feeling better! No fun when the little ones are sick. I love this picture! What a sweet moment between daddy and his girl.

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  39. I'm SO LOVING this picture!! I would suggest entering it on Mamarrazzi, but you probably would get MOUNDS of unwanted "curiousity seekers" logging on. However, I think it would be a wonderful entry for their SUMMER THEME!!

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  40. I'm playing catch up with your blog. My how big Kate looks all of a sudden! I hate that she is sick again and hope she rebounds quickly. A big Happy Birthday to your Will & Kate, I love the party ideas and just snagged the charm idea for Ms. Emerson.

    Beautiful image of Daddy & Kate.

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  41. Kim, So glad to be able to read your blog again! Wanted to share something with you about the ear infections...not sure if anyone else has told you. I can't find an email address for you. But I can tell you, that I was just as afraid of tubes as I was antibiotics and someone at church told me what worked for their child...you may not believe me. But after an ear infection that lasted 7 months for our one year old daughter, I was ready to try anything. It's not cooky! Really. And you probably know someone who could do this for you. Email me if you'd like...our Syd hasn't had a single ear infection since that one her first year that the pedi's couldn't cure. She is now 6! I'd love to share with you how you may get these to go away!
    Blessings!
    Kam
    jasekamroberts@windstream.net

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  42. The poor little thing! I hope she is feeling better soon! Ear infections are no fun!

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  43. I am sorry to hear that Kate is not feeling well. I hope she recovers soon...

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  45. This may be my all time favorite photo that you've taken. I LOVE everything about this!

    Have a fun time at the beach :)

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  46. Ohhhhhh I hope she is better now. I can't believe how often she gets sick. That has to be so hard for her and for you. And now Scout is sprouting feathers. Never a dull moment at your place. hehee
    Love the pic of Daddy and daughter.... simply precious.,

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