Thursday, June 4, 2009

Sicky-Poo

Reason #5 why I've been a blog slacker:


Sweet baby boy had a little cold for just over a week when it turned into a fever.  He's always on the go- so when all he wanted to do all day was lay on my chest and snuggle I knew he wasn't feeling good at all!  It was 101-102 all day (last Thursday,) and when it reached 103 on motrin I called the advice nurse.  She told me to keep an eye on him and see the doctor in the morning, with a few things to try and keep him comfortable.   While Rowen was in a luke-warm bath and HATING IT, the pediatrician's office called me and told me to bring him right in. (it was after 7pm!) So we packed him up, took him to urgent care, where we discovered he had his first ear infection! Poor baby. :o(  So we had to put him on antibiotics of course.  Yuck.  He slept with us for the night, fitfully, and just burning up.  The weekend was all antibiotics, yogurt, bananas and rice, (to try and keep his poo normal - hello!  someone could have warned me it was going to come out like puree'd sun-dried tomatoes!) motrin and tylenol.  Sunday I think he started to get a bit of a rash, which got worse and worse throughout the weekend.  We thought it was heat rash at first since it was so hot this weekend, but by monday it was looking more like hives all over his trunk.  So I called the advice nurse again, and we took him in again.  The doctor squeezed us in between appointments, bless his heart, and got him started on benidryl and an anti-fungal cream.  The benidryl didn't help, which is great because that means he wasn't having an allergic reaction to the penicillin.  After a day, the rash went away on its own, which means the whole ordeal was probably Roseola.
Happy to say, my little happy monkey is back to himself as of yesterday!

5 comments:

The Boggs Family said...

What a sweet little munchkin!! I'm glad he's feeling better- it's certainly not fun for you or them when they're sick!

karen said...

Some people break out in viral rashes--my mom does. So if a cold precipitated the ear infection, it could have been a viral rash from the cold. Just a thought. Glad he's feeling better. :)

Brianne said...

yup- the viral rash was another possibility! Does that mean he'll get rashes from any old virus he catches?

Mike said...

I am glad that Rowen is feeling better. Daniel had Roseola at about one. He was miserable for about three days then perked right up along with a rash. I guess it is like chicken pox in that once they get it they are done. Another name for it is 5th disease.

karen said...

That's the way my mother's rashes work--she always knows if something she catches is a virus because she gets the rash. No rash, then it's something bacterial or whatever.