Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Catching Up...

I had so many good intentions for catching up with this blog and keeping some momentum going. Unfortunately, life threw a few curveballs in the way....and is still trying to throw some still! We had a beautiful Easter Day, just the family enjoying some simple traditions. We stayed home and had a little Easter Egg hunt out on our front lawn, enjoyed a day of fun with Easter Basket goodies and a yummy ham dinner.

Unfortunately, later that evening Little J got sick. He was running a 102 temperature for most of the night and was up and down not getting much sleep. As Monday progressed he seemed to get worse, even to the point of gagging whenever we put something in his mouth, whether it was food or drink. I ended up taking him to the pediatrician, who confirmed it was just a virus and to just give him small amounts of liquid at a time and build up until he could tolerate it. I ended up calling her back at 4pm, because by now, even the sight of his motrin or tylenol was making him gag. I kept trying to give liquids, but by now we couldn't keep his temperature down, because he wouldn't take in the medication and we were getting close to the time he needed his seizure medication. By Monday evening, he hadn't slept much since he woke up Easter Sunday. He started to exhibit some of the signs of his drop seizures (temperature and lack of sleep are huge in bringing on his activity). At 5:30pm, Little J and I headed off the the local ER. That place was jam packed! CRAZY! Everyone was so nice though...even most of the other patients waiting to be seen! It took almost 3 hours before we got back to be seen and Little J was a champ in the waiting room! Once we were finally seen, the nurse and the doctor who cared for him, were AMAZING! They were so nice and sweet with Little J. I knew he wasn't feeling well, because he wasn't flirting with the cute nurse either! LOL! Anyway, they were able to give him something to stop the gagging and vomiting...Yay! They had me give him fluids for a little while, then had me give him his seizure medication and kept us there to make sure he kept it all down and that his drop seizures subsided. Finally, they gave him some benedryl to help him get to sleep, since he was sooooo exhausted. Once they felt confident and knew that I was comfortable, they released us with a prescription for more "anti gag" medication and we were on our way at 11:30pm. I put Little J in the car and he was out like a light before I even backed out of the parking spot...Yay! He slept like a log! I even headed to the drive-thru pharmacy to pick up his prescription and finally hit a drive thru to eat something and he slept so peacefully! Yay!

After a week of spring break recovery, on Monday he was ready to go back to school. He was super excited and Princess J was happy to get rid of him for awhile and get out of the house! LOL! While he was in the car and I was getting his stuff ready to get out, he saw one of the aides from his classroom Aaron, and went completely out of control excited! Yay! He's been back in school for two weeks and now over the weekend, his fever and cough have returned. OY! We were off to the pediatrician again yesterday, and while everything is clear we decided to give him an antibiotic, just to be safe, since this is his third bout with fever and this cough keeps coming back.

As of right now, 3 out of the 4 of us are coughing, but only Little J is has gotten the fever. We had Princess J checked out at the pediatrician yesterday as well.

Thankfully, no one has Swine Flu! LOL!
Enjoy the photos from our Easter fun...before all the sicky drama! LOL!

1 comment:

erin said...

hi laurie,
what fun photos of your beautiful family!
we'll keep little j in our prayers. my goodness, poor thing!
do you need an extra crib by chance?
it is a light wood, bellini, 7 yrs old.
mari has outgrown hers.