It has been a long couple of weeks! We have all been sick. Here is a run down:
Braelyn gets sick first...with the flu. Then Rhett gets sick. After a few days, he gets better. Dax and I are going strong...until the following week. I get sick. Start feeling a little better and hope Dax doesn't catch any of our sicknesses. Wishful thinking, huh! The next day, wake up, Daxten's eyes are all watery and really red. Pink eye! Weird! No one has had that yet. Take him to the Doctor , find out he has a double ear infection on top of that. Fabulous! Start him on his antibiotic. Next week, take Dax back to the Doctor, but this time we went to see his ENT Doctor. Daxten has HUGE tonsils. The Doctor refers to them has "kissing tonsils" because they touch. Anyway, he snores really bad. I mean REALLY BAD! He will also stop breathing for a few seconds when he sleeps. Pretty scary! He needs to get them taken out. I have been putting this off because it breaks my heart knowing the pain he will have to go through for awhile. But I know he will be better off. We schedule his surgery for 2 weeks. (keep in mind he is still sick and now has a horrible cough) The ENT Doctor told me I can only give him Tylenol because Motrin and Ibuprofen are blood thinners. I'm pretty bummed because Tylenol never works for him. Well his fever continues and never breaks. After 3 days of antibiotics, tylenol every 4 hours, still no luck! My motherly instincts kick in. Due to the fact that Dax has had RSV every year since he's been born, I was certain he had it again. I took him to the Doctor today and sure enough, he has RSV. They took chest x-rays to be sure he didn't have pneumonia. His chest looks good, but it can easily turn into that. Since he has had RSV in the past, we had the nebulizer machine. We did a few treatments at the Doctor and will continue doing them 3 times a day at home. As for the surgery, we have put if off for a few more weeks until he is 100% better. Fine by me!! :) I am thrilled to be able to give him motrin!
Thanks for letting me vent about our crazy few days/weeks. I am so anxious for warm weather!!
Welcome to our blog! Rhett and I have 3 children, Braelyn, Daxten, and Easton. They are the joys of our lives! We are so thankful for them! We enjoy keeping up with all of you through blogging and are excited to share our family happenings with you.