Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Reagan slept well last night. She woke up smiling this morning and has been a good girl again today. She still has her moments where she makes a high pitched squeal and seems like she might cry...but so far, so good. No tears. She was especially sensitive today as we were taking her out of her stander and her brother started crying...she did not like that one bit! Her eyes got red and I saw the fat lip, but we avoided a meltdown. Her temperature regulation has been slightly off today. Her face will get flush and hot and clammy, while her hands and feet are cool and clammy. Her nose is a little stuffy but not too bad. She's also still a little chokey/coughy here and there, which makes me really nervous considering she's been exposed (again) to the flu! My dad said my stepmom is really miserable right now! Then tonight I got a text from Reagan's night nurse and she said she's been coughing a lot and has flu like symptoms!! Great! She carried Reagan around nonstop Thursday and Friday nights last week! I just want to reiterate that you CAN get the flu even though you've been vaccinated (they only vaccinate against one strain, so you can still get other strains)...and not every one gets a fever with the flu either!! My stepmom was vaccinated and still got it, and while Ryan had a high fever, I never had one at all! Please be careful!!! That cough or sneezing you're doing could be more than just allergies (and you could be extremely contagious)! The flu can be lethal to someone with mitochondrial disease! Please keep our girl in your prayers...she definitely needs to avoid this one!