This is Barrett on Monday:
Aside: These places are genius -- dozens of bouncy houses inside a big air-conditioned gym. We will be back.
And this is Barrett on Tuesday:
When he woke up with a fever and cough on Tuesday, I called to get the first available appointment with our pediatrician. He was lethargic, still, and subdued -- obviously NOT normal for him -- and had no appetite. Something was definitely off.
Well, guess what??
Terrible double ear infections
He had pneumonia as a baby and it was no fun for any party involved. Not to mention, it is scary too.
The fever + ear infections + pneumonia puts stress on his little body and makes his heart rate so much higher than normal. His doctor recommended that we alternate Tylenol and Motrin as often as allowed -- including setting my clock to give it to him during the night -- to keep his fever under control, and hopefully reduce his heart rate. So far this is helping.
He is also getting a round of three shots and oral antibiotics. He won't have to be hospitalized as long as he responds to the shots and his oxygen levels are okay.
I just couldn't get over how suddenly his condition went downhill. Instead of being his usual playful self yesterday, he just lay in my lap while I scratched his back. The two and a half hours at the doctors office were mostly spent cuddling quietly while we waited on chest x-rays, tests for his oxygen levels, shots, etc.
|At least today he wanted to color at the doctor's office. That's an improvement.|
Here's hoping that he will get better as quickly as he got sick and that Charlotte will miraculously remain healthy.