Monday, September 12, 2011
one sad little sicky
For the last month or so Talmage has been sick. It's been so tough on him AND on us. Here is what happened.
It started out as a simple respiratory infection. Just clear running snot and some trouble sleeping (sorry, but it is what it is). I didn't go to the doctor because I knew he didn't need antibiotics- just home remedies. For the most part I was right, but what I didn't know was that it was soon developing into something worse.
As his symptoms got more intense (fever, wet cough, general misery), we took him to the doc and were told that he had a double ear infection and the beginnings of bronchitis. According to the doctor, this was most likely the aftermath of the infection, and unlike the first stage this part DID need antibiotics- which we were all too grateful for. He drank the pink bubble-gum stuff for 10 days and seemed to be getting much better.
A few days later, his cough came back- this time very hollow and dry. His snot was yellow-green (again, sorry...) and this was worrisome. I decided to drag him back to the doctor and see what was up. That was this morning. Apparently, whatever bug Talmage has is not the typical bug that can be cured with one round of meds. He needs the stronger prescription that most kids at his age never have to take. His ears are still slightly infected, and the rest of the symptoms are in full swing. My poor baby...he has suffered through this for so long now. I just want it to be over.
Thankfully, our prayers have not gone unanswered. Though a speedy recovery hasn't been in the works, Talmage has remained generally happy (at least during the day) and been his normal goofy self. This has taken some of the stress off...and well needless to say he has been spoiled rotten because of how bad I feel for him. He can pretty much have whatever he wants...(except too much sugar of course!)