Or maybe he's just used to my paranoia, so he doesn't know the difference. I know when my kids are sick, though, and one of these days he'll realize that mother's intuition is always right.
We had a really fun weekend this past weekend. Well, Rylie did, at least. She got to go to two birthday parties and got some new bathing suits and a new favorite outfit, so that was a fun weekend for her.
Bryce, on the other hand, didn't have such a fun weekend. When I got him out of bed Saturday morning I could tell he didn't feel good. He felt warm, so I told Brian I thought he had a fever. As usual, Brian was like "you always think there is something wrong when there isn't", so he took his temperature. It was like 99.4. Granted, that isn't much of a fever, but since my kids usually run low like I do, I still thought something was wrong.
Rylie and I went to birthday party #1, and when we came back, Bryce ran up to me. As soon as I picked him up I could feel how hot he was. We took his temperature again and sure enough, it was high...102.7 to be exact. Since he has had so many problems with his ears, I checked them both for drainage but didn't see anything so I didn't really know what to think. His fever went down some with Motrin but kept coming back all weekend. He didn't eat much and had some diarrhea, so we figured he had a stomach bug.
This morning Brian took him to the pediatrician and guess what? He has an ear infection! What?!?!? I thought this second set of tubes and the adenoidectomy was going to get rid of all of the sickies, but apparently not. The pediatrician thinks he does have some kind of virus since he has the stomach issues too, and decided not to put him on oral antibiotics. So right now we are hoping it will quickly run it's course and be done. He has lost over a pound already, so I don't want him to lose any more weight. She told us to use the drops in his ear that we usually use for his ear infections.
I called the ENT today just to let them know that his ear was infected. He called me back personally (have I mentioned how much I love this guy?) and agreed with the pediatrician to just use the drops in his ear. We have an appointment next Monday for his follow up, and we will discuss things further then. He had mentioned before that if this round of tubes and the adenoidectomy didn't stop the ear infections, that we may have to look into some immune system causes. Ugh.
To top it off, Rylie has been complaining that her ear is hurting when she lays down. She had fluid at her last ENT visit, and also the last time she saw the pediatrician, so I have a feeling if the fluid is still there next Monday when we see the ENT, he will suggest another set of tubes for her. Ugh again.
Bryce still had a fever before he went to bed tonight, so he'll be home again tomorrow. This just stinks. My poor little buddy has had so many issues with his ears and I just want them all to stop!
One of these days, though, my husband will realize that sometimes I'm not just being paranoid, and that mother's instinct is better than any thermometer.
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