Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Life's been busy since the last post.

Bean started vomiting later in the day after the infection diagnosis (we think he had a tummy bug). It was exacerbated by the Augmentin. At a follow-up on Monday we were told to discontinue it and there were no signs of an infection. Viral? Misdiagnosis? Who knows.

Since then we've had several rounds of illness. Mysterious fevers. A Sunday night trip to the ER for Bean with a 105.1 temp. Nurse and Dr. both agreed it was an ear infection and gave IV antibiotics. At the peds follow-up the next day, no sign of an ear infection (again). WTF? Five days later, another peds visit for fevers in both boys and a mild rash on Peanut. Negative Strep tests. Next day we figure out out - Peanut has the classice Fifth Disease "slapped cheeks". Bean follows a few days later. A week later, another after-hours ER visit, this time for Peanut with fever, head and neck aches and photosensitivity. Tylenol does nothing. Not meningitis (thank goodness). They don't run any tests since he just had a Strep test. Fever continues on-and-off for about a week, so I take him back. We see the awesome Nurse Practitioner. She does Strep test and a urine culture. It's Strep. We leave for vacation that night. Luckily the antibiotics do their trick. Two days after we get back, Bean comes down with tummy bug and pukes all over his bed and ours. Hubby and Peanut come down with it this weekend. Peanut wakes in the middle of the night, crying and stated "My tuuuuummmmmyyyy huuuuuurts" before hurling all over our bed. The screaming and crying wake up Bean. Hubby washes Peanut while I strip the bed and comfort Bean.

Now I'm waiting for my turn. And daycare just called - Bean puked all over his bed at naptime. Great.

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