Friday, February 29, 2008
Well, I was wrong. It isn't croup, it's influenza. The poor child is just miserable. They chose to not give him Tamiflu because in children as young/small as him it can cause psychotic episodes. Well, we don't need any of those! His fever is lingering at 104.5. It goes down a bit with Motrin, but won't stay down. He's also taking Albuterol treatments with the nebulizer. He hates it, but it seems to be helping his breathing. If his temp gets much higher or he grows more lethargic or if he spikes a fever and goes into a febrile seizure, he'll have to go to the hospital. He isn't eating and barely drinking. His eyes are glassy and rimmed in red. It was so hard to leave him and come to work but he is in the capable hands of his daddy. So, crossing fingers the other kids don't get this. Nathan has already had it and I took a preventative of Tamiflu when Woody was sick, so hopefully it'll leave us alone. I've been sanitizing everything in the house and making the girls wash their hands A LOT. Anyway, it's going to be a long 12 hours at work knowing my baby is sick. :(
I swear, one of us gets well and the next one gets sick. Poor Grayson has really taken the brunt of it this winter. For those that don't know, they think he is having abdominal migraines in which he wakes up at night vomitting. It's on it's own "cycle" and is happening to him every 2 weeks. We are currently trying to get in with a pediatric GI at Children's Mercy. Last night he woke up and was really struggling to breathe. I think he may have croup. We are going to the doctor at 2:45 today. He's coughing like a seal and running a fever of 104. He HATES medicine (and will tell you that), so getting anything in him to get the fever down is next to impossible. So, I'm trying to keep him comfortable and let him rest as much as possible. I'll try to update later. (I work 7p-7a the next few days so I can't guarantee my posts will make a lot of sense!)
Thursday, February 28, 2008
I've blogged on my mom sites and on myspace, but this is my first real blog I've done. Not quite sure where to begin. My life has been insane lately and I really need somewhere to post my feelings/inadequacies/whatever. With a full time job and 3 littles at home, everything IS an emergency.