January 10, 2010

On the upswing

Both boys are on the mend. Jack's fever lasted 5 days and broke for the last time on Wednesday. Bennett never had a fever, but his coughing got so bad that he threw up everything he ate from Thursday around lunchtime through Friday morning. So, we took him to the doctor on Friday afternoon.

They gave him an albuterol breathing treatment in the office and the good news/bad news is that he responded well to it. Plus, he had a really bad ear infection so he's on an antibiotic, which is killing me. He's so little! Jack's never been on an antibiotic . . . actually, now that I think of it, I think the only prescription medicine Jack's ever had is diaper rash cream.

So, this is new to us. The doctor said he was actually surprised that Ben hasn't been fussy because his ear was so bad. I had a history of childhood athsma, and Kyle has a history of chronic ear infection. I haven't stopped praying that this is an isolated incident and that he won't develop those issues.

So, we've been giving Ben his regular breathing treatments and he's clearing up nicely. He's been sleeping quite a bit. He hasn't really been fussy, but we've noticed that he's smiling and playing more today. He's still a snotty mess, but we're hopefully on the upswing.

1 comment:

Elisa said...

I'm glad the boys are doing better. We had to give Zackary breathing treatments when he was 6 months old but he hasn't really had a major issue since, so hopefully this will be an isolated incident for Ben as well. He sounds like a really sweet boy!!