...about the 'on the mend' part. This is Liam this morning.
At his after-hours Dr. appointment last night, they have determined that he's having an allergic reaction to the antibiotic he's on for the strep throat he was diagnosed with last week. This rash covers his entire body and is very itchy. Poor baby.
While Patrick had him at the Dr. last night, I just had to make a list of our last two months. More just for my own record-keeping (and to help explain why I am filled with anxiety lately) - so don't feel the need to read it if you're time is short. It's not pretty.
mid-Sept. - everyone gets colds. Pretty standard, just lots of coughing.
Oct. 3 - A to Dr. R - ear infection, on antibiotics
Oct. 13 - E to Dr. L - cough/cold - check his asthma
Oct. 19 - R to Dr. H - bronchitis - on antibiotics
Oct. 19 - E to Dr. M - cough/cold - check his asthma
Oct. 26 - E to Dr. B - double ear infection - on antibiotics
Oct. 26 - L to Dr. B - sinus infection
Nov. 4 - E call to Dr. B - his eyes are itching, possible allergy? stop antibiotics, start Benedryl
Nov. 6 - E to Dr. B - eyes, nose, ears itching - try Zyrtec
Nov. 8 - E to Dr. D - still itching, getting worse - try antihistamine eye drops
Nov. 9 - L to Dr. R - strep throat, on antibiotics
Nov. 13 - E start Prednisone for itching (nightmare medication!!!)
Nov. 17 - L to Dr. F - full-body rash, stop amox. and try another antibiotic
Nov. 18 - E to Dr. E - asthma check/rash check
In case you lost track, that's 11 doctor visits since Oct. 3. To say that I'm feeling like we're under attack here would be putting it mildly. What the heck is going on? What the heck am I doing wrong? Sooooo need for this to be over.
On the other hand - I'm thankful that Patrick has been able to take some time off to be here and help. Sick kids freak me out - it's such a blessing to have him here.
So please keep us in your prayers. We could use them!