Poor baby

by DaniGirl on January 6, 2009 · 5 comments

in Baby days, Life, the Universe and Everything

Be thankful you aren’t Lucas this week. Poor guy, not even eleven months old, is having a hell of a week. One week ago, last Tuesday, I brought him into a walk-in clinic because he had a fever and had been sleeping poorly. Diagnosed with an ear infection, and his first dose of amoxicillin.

Saturday night, he got the stomach flu I’d been dealing with since the day before. In one twenty minute span I had to change him into three separate sleepers, and change my own pyjamas twice. Good times.

This morning, the rash that had been on the back of his hips for a couple of days had spread to his entire body, looking alarmingly like measles. I figured it for a reaction to the amoxicillin, but we’d finished the full course of that on Sunday, so I called the ped to be sure. He called us in for an appointment, and said it’s possible that it’s a late reaction to the antibiotics (Beloved is deathly allergic to penicillin) but looked more like a viral rash to him. He also said Lucas has a lot of redness in his throat and some serious mucus building up, further supporting the viral theory. Here comes the head cold.

Sheesh, no wonder we haven’t been getting any sleep lately!

The good news is, the stomach flu made it to the fourth member of the family around midnight last night, so we’re four down with one to go on that count. And I feel like myself for the first time in five days. Here’s hoping for more restful nights ahead!

I promise, blogging of topics other than bodily fluids will resume shortly…

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Miche January 6, 2009 at 4:12 pm

Get well soon, everyone!

2 Virtually There January 6, 2009 at 4:18 pm

I feel for you re: the stomach flu. All of us had it over Christmas, John and I being struck down from Dec 23 to 27. Not the best Christmas for the adults. I’m glad you’re through it.

3 chichimama January 6, 2009 at 8:30 pm

Ulgh. I so feel for you. Hang in there…

4 Jen January 6, 2009 at 8:50 pm

Ugh, poor little man ๐Ÿ™ And poor you ๐Ÿ™

A big get well soon going out to everyone in your house!!

5 Chantal January 7, 2009 at 3:17 pm

Oh my, take care!

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