Life at 1572
Jack, is sick for the first time. He isn't taking it very well either. He has had a fever for the past three days. It peaked at 103, and it finally went below 101 this evening. I wasn't going to take him to the doctor, but then he started not eating or drinking. His wet diapers started to decrease. Poor thing is hungry. If I give him something he would just chew it up, and then start crying. I had to dig everything out of his mouth because he wouldn't swallow. Today, the doctor checked his mouth, and there are red and white lesions all over his throat. She said it is a mild case, and she has seen it much worse where it covers the entire mouth. No wonder he can't swallow. Drool has been pouring out of his mouth. We've been changing clothes because he's soaking everything. She said it is a very contagious virus. The only thing we can do is give him Tylenol in a suppository form if he won't swallow, and also Motrin more for the pain. We have to monitor his wet diapers. His spirits were up this evening, and he was actually willing to play a little. I thought since we've been at it for three days that we would almost be done, but the doctor said to expect 4 or 5 more days of this. I just hope he doesn't lose too much weight. They weighed him with clothes on and he is 22.6 lbs. When I looked up his percentile it looks like he may only be in the 13% He is a skinny little thing.

3 comments:

Grandma Rosie said...

Poor baby :( Don't you just love those viruses? You would think with all of the research, etc out there that they could find something to give the little ones to help them get over this quicker. Hopefully by Saturday when we get there, all will be well. Good thing we decided to do Disney on Friday, he will be as good as new by then to enjoy. :)

Love you all. Hugs and Kisses

heather said...

Poor little guy! I hope today he is feeling a little better.

Aunt Janet said...

Is he better by now, you haven't updated his condition??? Hope so it takes so long to get over flus.


take care!
ooooxxxx

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