Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Down With The Sickness

If this face doesn't elicit your sympathy, the winter chill must have reached your heart.

After my last somewhat ominous post, you are safe to assume the fevers and runny nose continued to make Nate miserable, despite round-the-clock Tylenol. I guess they became lonesome so they invited their friends - gloopy eyes and dry cough - to come out and play. The mucous in his nose and eyes turned a thick, gooey, green consistency. He also started to vomit just about everything that ventured into his stomach. We're talking dousing Daddy and Mommy in what seemed like gallons of rancid milk after every coughing fit. I had never seen this much fluid come out of someone so small. I considered swiping one of those floor signs to warn visitors of impending puddles.

Once the fever hit a peak 101.5, back to the pediatrician we went. I was fearing a diagnosis of RSV but instead, she surprisingly confirmed that the bug was bacterial, not viral. Thankfully, his ears and lungs were clear, so we didn't have a compound obstacle of ear infection or bronchitis. She prescribed him Cefdinir, which we are to administer once a day - 3/4 teaspoon- for 10 days. Since my prince won't drink from a dropper without a dramatic vomiting episode, I mix it with breastmilk each night before bed. After just one night of meds, he has already vastly improved. His eyes are no longer red and puffy. The gloop has lessened significantly. And he is in much better spirits, smiling up a storm.

I'm so glad to have my little guy back. Just in time for my birthday. Which is Friday, in case you were planning on caroling to me. Or bringing dessert. I promise to share.


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10 comments:

alison said...

Poor baby! He looks (looked!) miserable. :( So glad he's on the mend!

Road Blocks and Roller Coasters said...

Poor little guy!!! His face is so sad. :( I'm VERY glad to hear that the medicine is helping and that he is starting to feel better! :) Happy early birthday in case I'm MIA this weekend--with Lemy's inconsistency its hard to tell if I'll be blogging or not! :)

Courtney said...

Nate looks absolutely miserable. :(
So glad to hear that he is already taking to the meds.

Have a wonderful (and sickness free) birthday on Friday! Mine is on Saturday so we will only be celebrating a day apart.

Fertilized said...

ahh look at him..poor thing! You take care of each other

Rachel said...

Poor kiddo, I hope he gets to feeling better soon!

Somewhat Ordinary said...

Poor baby! That is the saddest face ever. Glad to hear he is on the mend.

Genevieve said...

Awwww! I hope he feels better soon!

Denise said...

Uggh, poor Nate (and Mommy and Daddy)! Glad to hear the meds are starting to work quickly.

Hilary (Maya Papaya) said...

Poor little biscuit! I'm SOOOOO glad to hear he's on the mend.

Big hugs to you both!

Geohde said...

Awwww. A cold once off at six weeks times two was just dreadful, I can imagine just how much gloop a much older now Nate must've had. Poor mite!

J