Carmen update: Carmen is doing a bit better. We took both girls to the doctor on Friday. The doctor said that most likely they both had a virus and they should be better by Monday. Both girls haven’t had a fever in a couple of days but both are still coughing. Carmen is too weak for much of a cough anymore…sounds more like spasms. We have been giving her lots of extra Vest treatments (the machine that jiggles up mucus). We don’t have a Cough Assist machine but I am wondering if we should get one.

Friday afternoon we took Carmen for blood work to figure out why she is retaining water. The lab tech could not find a vein so we are going to try again on Monday.

Carmen still has C-diff. Boo hoo! I am going to call her gastroenterologist on Monday and see what we should do next. We haven’t tried a fecal transplant yet. Yes, it’s exactly what it sounds like. Apparently it has successfully treated C-diff in Scandanvia and Canada. Thanks to Danielle for enlightening us. I really can’t think of anything much grosser but ANYTHING to get rid of C-diff!

Both Dave and I are under the weather too. I feel dizzy and Dave can’t stop coughing. Hopefully we will be well by Christmas.

Despite all the sickness, we had a wonderful weekend with Dave’s older brother, wife and kids. Thanks so much for coming to see us! Lauren had a BLAST!

Friday my sister-in-law and I went to a MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) cookie exchange. Last week, pre-sickness, Lauren helped me make lemon cookies! Here are some pictures.

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