Monday: Nik got a new diagnosis which we are still processing and will be discussing plans with the doctor if/when we see her on Tuesday. Nik choked on a magnet and I performed the Heimlich on him. Nik fell off the window sill and smacked his chin pretty hard.
Tuesday is a blur.
Wednesday: Nik was a tad “off” and felt like he might be running a fever. He developed a slight cough and a bit of laryngitis.
Thursday: Nik woke with a fever, runny nose and cough. Laryngitis was worse. We took a trip to the pediatrician (not our regular, beloved Doctor Mary) to discover that Nik is sick. Well, thank you very much for that stellar diagnosis. Too soon to tell whether it’s flu or cold. Or both. But he did get his H1N1 vaccine since his fever wasn’t in evidence at the time.
More of the same fever and coughing ensued throughout the rest of the day and night. Very little sleep was had by a stuffy, coughing cranky boy. Or his mama.
Today, Friday: More of the same only wider swings of the pendulum. Higher highs for short spikes followed by long periods of near-normal temps. Gotta love the wonders of Advil, Sudafed PE and Delsym. The appetite, though? Fuggedaboudit! If it wasn’t slushy or thin liquid, Nik had no interest.
By dinner time, my boy was sporting oozing green and gunky eyes, too. A call to the on-call doctor confirmed my fears: pink eye in both eyes! UGH. Apparently, this was enough to push Nik over the edge, too. He hit the wall hard and fast after dinner and just crumpled into a sobbing heap on the sofa at 6:30 —while I was at the pharmacy picking up his antibiotic eye drops. His fever spiked again to 102.3F Better than last night but still not encouraging. The only saving grace (knock on wood!) is that his chest still sounds pretty good; all the goopyness is in his head.
Thank goodness for the weekend and a chance to lay low and, hopefully, regroup and recuperate. Wishing you and yours a good weekend.