Wow. The past week has been rough for my family. I’m pretty sure that yesterday was the first day in a week that no one had a fever at any point in the day. The sickies infiltrated my house and spread like mad! It started last Monday when Bryce had croup, then I got sick, and then Rylie got sick. I figured that would have been the end of it, but I was wrong.
Saturday night was a rough night for Bryce. He kept whining in his sleep, and finally woke up screaming. I knew immediately that he had an ear infection, since that is the only thing that ever interrupts his sleep like that. We put him in bed with us and tried to keep his head elevated on my pillow, and he ended up sleeping OK the rest of the night. Sure enough, the next morning, his ear was draining. (He has tubes, so when his ears are infected, they drain.) We almost kept him home from Rylie’s party, but he seemed OK that afternoon, so we let him go. He was fine the whole time at the party, but he started getting fussy again a couple hours after we got home. By the time he was ready for bed, he had a fever, and didn’t sleep well again that night, so he got to sleep with us again. By Monday morning, both ears were draining. He went to the pediatrician yesterday and got put on antibiotics for his ears. He had a good night last night and seemed a lot better already this morning.
I’m not sure what is going to happen with Bryce now. Back in November the ENT was ready to re-do his tubes and take his adenoids out, but the ear infections seemed to stop. We were hoping to make it to February without another one, but now that he has had one, the ENT may go back to wanting to take his adenoids out. We’ll see.
So yay! Yesterday was fever free for everyone, and we all seem to be well again. I hope that is the end of this sickies crap for a while. I’m over it! And now, maybe I can get back to my regularly scheduled blogging...
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