Thursday, February 18, 2010

A pox upon our house....

Not literally....but

Kaleb came home from school last Thursday with a fever, and then he started coughing and got a stuffy\runny nose. I figured at first just a cold. No biggie. The fever got worse, the cough got worse, keeping him up all night and making him vomit. So after days of him having a fever and not getting better, I called the doctor and described what was wrong with him. They said he probably had a nasty virus but it was my call to bring him in. I insisted that they see him to rule out anything serious. Mothers intuition...he has a double ear infection. That explains the fever. His left ear is bulging and the doctor is certain the membrane will rupture. I got him his Amoxicillin and Motrin, gave him his first dose and that is all he got. At five this morning he started vomiting and can't keep anything down. He is exhausted and only wakes up to throw up and then right back to sleep. I'm not sure how long this stomach bug will last, and I can't give him his antibiotics because he just vomits everything up. I am awaiting a call back from the doctors office to find out what I should do for the little guy. And just when I thought we had avoided the dreaded stomach flu. Ugh!!


Evansmom said...

The fun of motherhood - NOT!
Hope he feels better soon!

Evansmom said...

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