I decided it would be fun to put holes in my baby's ears.There were about 20 minutes of pretty serious remorse, but I am over it now (so is she). And it looks cute. And she hasn't even touched them once since she got it done.
Also, the little dude has double pneumonia. For anyone keeping track, that would be episode number four (and five, if you count the other lung). I asked the doctor why this keeps happening to him. There might have been some tears on my part. He assured me that it wasn't my fault, and that it was just basically bad luck. At the visit he got an albuterol breathing treatment which Charlie loathed and Felicity was extremely jealous of, but that didn't do much to "open the lung", so it was confirmed to be an infection and not a chronic disorder such as asthma. When I told them that I thought three bouts of pneumonia in three months seemed unreasonable last year, they assured me that it was just the same one not clearing fully (even though the x-rays and tests in between them showed a fully clear lung, but whatever) but this time they are unable to chalk it up to the first bacteria, so they want to clear it up and then do some tests to check the lungs for abnormalities. They did tell me that the location he keeps getting the infection is very unlikely to house any kind of dangerous abnormality, so we are not worried (almost) at all.
He is still coughing with disturbing ferocity, but he is otherwise seeming okay. He hardly ever says he feels sick, but for whatever reason every time I ask him if how he feels lately he starts coughing and says "not good." It's actually sort of funny. The good news is that he should be back to 100% by his birthday on Thursday!
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