Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Busy Week and Doctor's Appointments

We've had an incredibly busy week of sick, sick boys. They've had colds for the last few weeks, but nothing too major. Then, on Sunday evening, Noah started producing green gunk out of his eyes. Nathanial and Ethan were a little ornery, but nothing major. All three of them were in bed by 6:30.

Aidan started screaming of ear pain around 5 on Sunday also. We tried the drops we had left over...that didn't help. Tried Tylenol. Nothing. Tried more drops. Still nothing. After four rounds of drops, waiting one and a half hours for the Tylenol to start working, and him howling in pain, I finally took him to the ER. He had a really bad ear infection in his left ear...the ear the tube fell out of.

Monday, Ethan woke up with the green gunk in his eyes. Great, just great. I knew what was coming.

Tuesday, I woke up with very itchy eyes, but I think it's just sympathy pains. Nathanial woke up a little later and he had the green ickies. By now, they also all have nasty noses to go along with everything else. So I called and canceled the flu shots they had scheduled for today.

Today we woke up and Ethan's ears had crusties on them - which only meant one thing...they were draining ickies. Means the tubes are working, but also means he has an infection. So I called the doctor again and asked if he should be seen. I was told to bring him along with Hannah, Austin, and I when we came in.

Poor Ethan has a double ear infection, eye infection, and something in his lungs. So the poor little fella is now on ear drops, eye drops, and an antibiotic. Thankfully, I know that Dr. B is as against antibiotics as I am, so I am comfortable knowing he does in fact need them. The eye drops everyone gets to use and I was given instructions to bring them all in if they weren't any better, soon.

Hannah had her two month appointment. She did very well. She weighed in at 9 lbs, 7 oz (8th percentile) and was 22 1/2 inches (25th percentile) long with a head circumference of 15 1/4" (30th percentile). She's following her curve and growing well, so no problems there. I got the calcium lecture. I have been trying to take it, honestly I have, but it gets difficult to remember. I guess now I'll just take it with every meal. In the long run, nursing should actually help my bone density, but in the short term it does a number on my bones. I made the mistake of having a bone density test done while Aidan was nursing. I'll just be safe and take the calcium supplements this time.

Hannah is also doing great developmentally with no problems whatsoever. Ethan was enthralled with her shots. Poor little guy doesn't know his turn is next.

Speaking of little miss, the calm has worn off, the storm has now set in and I must go search for the Tylenol...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Poor babies... I hope they are well soon- I am so glad you are nursing Hannah to help keep her resistance up.