Last night Braska started acting a little more mellow than usual—and she is pretty mellow. She had just the slightest fever, and she fell asleep on the floor before we could even get her to the bed. Her buddy Jack has been sick, and I was hoping she didn’t catch what he had from the same source that gave it to him. But I think we did…
This morning she was very warm when she got up, and she’s been very limp and fussy. Here’s how she is watching Sesame Street this morning. If you’ve ever seen her watch Elmo and company, you’d know how big a sign this is.
So we’re headed to the doctor again this morning. She says “ears hurt” and I’m going to believe her and have them checked. She’s also got a pretty deep cough. I don’t want to just wait and have it get badly infected again like last time.
The good news is that Kinlee is well for now… praying that continues.
Question for you pros: We’ve debated some issue with our carpet (it’s old and the previous owners had animals and weren’t all that clean…well, it was bad when we moved in, plain and simple. We didn’t rip it out (I SO wish we had!), but we did have it cleaned professionally and have done it again since then. Could something be causing her problem, allergy or just irritation, and holding the source of her re-getting this stuff repeatedly? I don’t mean the actual virus if that’s what it is, but still… we have hardwood underneath the carpet, and I’ve wanted to take the carpet out. But it’s a huge job and I’m not sure how we’d manage in the process…let alone the cost for refinishing. (Though we would have to do all the work ourselves.) What do you think? Worth it? It is common that one of us in the fam is coughing or sniffing or has a sinus headache…so frequently since we’ve been here that I’m starting to wonder if it wouldn’t benefit the whole family if we could have a clean (and easily cleanable) slate.