Sunday, March 20, 2011

Saturday, March 19th, 2011

It's been a stressful few days fighting my 7th upper respiratory infection in 7 months.  Thursday my Papa Smith had foot surgery so Daddy stayed home to take care of me while Grandma Smith was with him at the surgery center.  By early afternoon when Mommy came home I was at my worst with a high fever and feeling awful.  Mommy wasn't feeling much better since she has been fighting her 7th upper respiratory infection in 7 months too!  (Aren't I sweet - I share everything with Mommy!)  I was pretty unhappy and ended up falling asleep around 3 pm and slept for almost three hours. 

Since it was still touch and go with me, Mommy let Grandma Smith know that she would stay home with me on Friday so Grandma wouldn't be caring for two patients at once.  Thursday night I slept okay but wasn't coughing up the gunk like I needed to but I made up for it Friday.  Mommy can't even begin to count how many HME's we went through during the day.  But she wasn't complaining because it meant I was getting all the junk up out of my lungs.  Mommy always knows where in my recovery I am by the color of the secretions - they are normally clear but when I start getting sick they turn cloudy white then yellow then green and sometimes even brown (blood) before going back the other direction.  Friday was a yellow/green/brown day and Saturday was more of a yellow/green day - definately showing some signs of improvement.  Mommy even let me come to the store with her on Saturday to get some groceries.  Unlike most kids, when I am sick and coughing as long as I have on my HME I am keeping most of the germs contained from everyone else.  Without a nap Saturday during the day, I was asleep by 9:30 which Mommy appreciated!

Peyton Nicole Smith


  1. Glad you're starting to feel better sweet girl, and you need to stop sharing your sickness with your mommy! She needs to have a few healthy months! Your jaw looks SO great, I can't believe how quickly it's grown, and how much progress it's made since surgery! Now if only you could help Morales learn a little "bedside" manner...

  2. aww what a cutie!