Tag Archive | sick children

The sun shines again

As any of you who follow my blog know our 7 year old had surgery on the 23rd of January (also the birthday of our oldest son). 4 days after surgery he started running a fever. It was the kind of fever that behaves while under the influence of Tylenol or Motrin but in that strange in between time when you can’t really overlap the two his temp were spiking up to 102. Yeah,  not fun stuff.
Anyhow after a day of that nonsense I called the surgeon who told me to take him to his regular doctor who wouldn’t you know it was booked solid with flu patients until today. So like any normal mom I carried my way to sick child to the ER where I was informed he had developed a throat infection.
A new round of antibiotics and fever meds every six hours on the dot our 7 year old is now totally fever free and able to go back to school….. Tomorrow. (insert mom doing a happy dance) 
His doctor did tell me at today’s follow up that the throat looks good but he’s beginning to get thrush (most likely from all the antibiotics he’s been on). I’m just happy to have my baby boy back to almost normal instead of the sad looking lump of child who slept on the couch for 3 days in a row.
On that note now that he’ll be going back to school I’ll probably go back to posting my normal stuff about nothing.  Lol

The saying goes….

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The joys of parenthood are without measure. Normally I would agree but this week has been one of stress and worry for me. Last Friday our 7 year old had surgery….. Nothing super major but surgery none the less.

Friday night into Saturday morning we were still dealing with the affects of anestsiea and pain meds. Sunday he was fine,  Monday he went to school,  Tuesday night he started running a low grade fever. Yesterday he  stayed home. This EARLY I woke up to my son having a raging temperature and vomiting.

Today we will be making a trip to his doctor to find out what the heck is going on. His discharge papers say seek immediate medical attention for a temperature over 101 after Tylenol but this mom says 2 days of fever and now vomiting…….something is very wrong with that picture.

When things are OK the joys of parenthood ARE without measure but when things are like they are now with a super sick child the stresses of parenthood are also without measure.