The good news is that the kids are holding up well. The RSV has passed, though the pronounced cough lingers on. The kids appeared to be doing very well toward the end of last week, and, with the doctor's concurrence, we decided to proceed with our planned visit to Tahoe. We kept the kids bundled up, and frankly they really didn't spend much time outside. But after we got home, it seemed like Milo was sick all over again. So, off to the doctors once more where there were concerns about a potential pneumonia -- it was either that or he had managed to pick up another virus. His pediatrician started him on antibiotics and Elaine brought him back in yesterday for follow-up. His lungs sounded fine but the decision was to keep him on his meds.
As you probably guessed, Maddy also caught RSV shortly after Milo. She still has a pretty rough cough, but her lungs also appear to be in good shape. It's bad enough that it wakes her up at night several times, but she has been in good spirits otherwise. Here's hoping we'll eventually hit a nice month long stretch of no illnesses. They're due!
In other news, M&M have finally graduated from the infant room at daycare. Milo was supposed to start full time in the pre-toddler room this week, but, due to sickness, today was his first full day. He wasn't his usual self, and was pretty weepy the entire day. Maddy has been transitioning this week, and will be a full time pre-tod starting Monday. She seems to love every moment of the new room -- pretty surprising since she normally take sa while to warm up to things. I'm still not quite sure why they call it "pre-toddler" since M&M and all of the other children all seem to fit the definition of just plain old toddler. But who knows? It's a while new world for them: M&M were becoming bored giants in the infant room, and now they are relative squirts compared to the other kids. Both M&M seem to really enjoy their new class, though, and there's a lot more to capture their interest.
On with the pictures...
Maddy's pre-meal entertainment. Notice the scratch on her face? Poor Maddy has a bad habit of falling and banging her head. We're going to have her hearing and inner ear checked in the next few weeks to rule out any major issues. Either that or no more toddler fight club.
Milo cruises along.