Sunday, November 14, 2010

You know you're a mom when.......

...... you can touch your child's forehead and know their body temperature, with eerie accuracy!



Poor little guy is still sick, continuously running a low grade fever that responds to Tylenol, but then goes back up as soon as it wears off. And he has been coughing so hard and so constantly that he has almost lost his voice. I took him to the urgent care clinic today because I thought he might need a chest x-ray, although my gut feeling has still been that he has RSV. He had blood drawn, which showed a normal white count, and he tested negative for Mycoplasma (one type of 'walking pneumonia'). Chest x-ray did not show signs of a bacterial pneumonia, rather a pneumonitis/ bronchiolitis type pattern. This is usually viral. I am just ready for him to start feeling better. He will hardly eat, and then often coughs so hard that he throws up what he has just eaten. You can tell that he's lost some weight within the past week.

He hasn't been smiling a lot lately, this sickness is really getting him down, but those infrequent smiles are just as adorable and goofy as ever!

2 comments:

Shannon said...

Poor guy! I hope he feels better soon! We can't seem to get rid of the gunk around here either. No fun!!

Wodzisz Family said...

Poor little guy. I hope he feels better soon. This time of the year is so hard...it comes and seems to stay for the winter - YUCK! Hoping you can get it out of your house for the rest of the winter.

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