Monday, November 19, 2007

It gets a little overwhelming

Having a sick child, that is.

Let me preface this by saying - yes, I know I am blessed that I have a pretty healthy child. What we are going through is extremely minor in comparison to some of the illnesses that other children have. I am so thankful that the Lord has blessed us with a healthy boy.

I can't tell you how many times we've been to the doctor in the past 1.5 months. More than 5, less than 10? This bug will not go away. And now it's turned into a bad fever for my poor baby. He woke up with a 103* fever on Saturday night and it's been going strong since then. The urgent care doctor gave him a diagnosis of bronchitis and prescribed a new antibiotic (#4!). His fever/lethargy got worse last night and this morning, so I took him into his pediatrician. He thinks it's just viral and will have to run its course. So, no new antibiotic...just stick to the one they gave him for his (2nd) ear infection. Which is good, since he threw up the new antibiotic last night anyway. :(

He wants to be held ALL the time. I can't set him down without him crying. Which wouldn't be that difficult if he didn't weigh 35 pounds. It was much easier when he was a baby! I know he really doesn't feel well because he's so snuggly. He's my non-snuggler most of the time. And now all he wants is for me to hold him, lay with him, or rock him.

All I want to do is make the pain go away for him. He's so exhausted and run down. His eyes are droopy and he's hot all day long. I keep praying for this fever to break and praying that my active boy comes back soon. We're all tired of this virus. It's definitely overstayed its welcome! If you think of us, could you pray for us too? Thanks! :)

Oh, and in the meantime, we've decided to hold off on the eye patching. The poor kid has enough to deal with right now. We've also made an appointment with a pediatric ophthalmologist...just to get a 2nd opinion and see someone who's geared more toward children.


Anonymous said...

We will be praying for you guys! We miss you all!!

Faith said...

I am praying that this all passes quickly for your sake and his. I wonder if they could try the "pirate" patch thing and make a game out of it for him...that might be more appealing (and less painful for you all.) to him, you could even make him a cardboard "sword"!!

I wish I was there to help, bring soup and coffee and take turns holding him for you....I hope that there is someone close to do that for you.

Love, Faith

Meredith said...

I hope he is feeling better by now. You guys are in my prayers!!

meredith (and tyler and carter)