Sunday, March 29, 2009

Relapse

Poor little Sean had a relapse this weekend. He seemed like he was feeling good on Friday, so I sent him to school. Then our area got hit with the freak blizzard Friday/Saturday. Sean didn't nap on Saturday, so he went to bed at 7 pm and slept thru till 7 am. He woke up warm to the touch, snotty and lethargic. He barely ate any breakfast and then was just super weak, unable to walk and crying constantly. I gave him a bath to try to clear out his sinuses and that didn't help. So, missed church again and instead went to the ER. Three hours later: double ear infection and upper respiratory infection diagnosis.

We came home with script for antibiotics and instructions to keep him hydrated and on pain meds. Sean slept most of the day and most of the time at the ER. Around 6 pm, he told me he wanted to go to bed. I got him to eat a little bit and have a few sips of water. Then he stuck his finger in one ear and showed me his finger tip. Yup, ruptured that ear drum. It's draining nicely now. (rolling eyes!) It's been about a year since his last tube placement. Man, these things just do not seem to last on him! The ER dr said he could see the edge of the tube in one ear, but couldn't see the other one because of the wax.

I guess we will run thru this round of antibiotics and follow up with his ENT. Sean perked up after the ear drum burst and ate, danced and played for a bit before going to bed at 9. Hopefully he will be a good boy taking his meds and feel better soon.

I have loads of snow photos to share once Doug uploads them for me. We got about 18" of snow, but huge snow drifts. Plus the city street crews did a lovely number plowing our van in and trapping it in snow. The snow was up to the driver's side window! It took Doug (and I helped a little) 5 hours to dig out the van, clear the sidewalks and a parking space on the driveway.

6 comments:

Lovin Mama said...

Owww, poor Sean, I hope he feels better soon. I can't wait to see the snow pictures. We only got a dusting last night.

Jennifer said...

I hope he feels better soon. It's so scary when our kiddos are so unresponsive and weak. That's happened a few times with Aidan and it scares me to death!

Beverly said...

Praying sean feel better soon! That is scary to see our kids so sick. Noah went through tubes like crazy too, they never lasted long for him and fell out so fast.

Melissa @ Banana Migraine said...

Poor little guy :( I hope that he's feeling better soon. It sounds like you have tons of snow - wow!!

Terri said...

Poor Sean. Hope he gets better soon! (I have an award for you on my blog)

JennyH said...

Hope he is all better by now. Max's tubes never last long either. The ENT keeps telling me he should out grow needing them-- I'm still waiting!