Wednesday, May 4, 2011
My Sick Boys :(
Yesterday, around lunchtime, Brady started to have a runny nose and I assumed he was getting a cold. I gave him some medicine and put him down for a nap. He woke up an hour and a half later, screaming and pulling on his left ear. He usually never slows down during the day, but laid in bed with me and watched TV, sucking his thumb and whining. However, when Andy came home, he perked up and began his normal routine of running around and playing nonstop. When it came time for bedtime, he started pulling his ear again and we started to suspect an ear infection. Andy has been suffering from itchy, watery eyes, due to allergies, and this morning he woke me up and said he wasn't going in to work because he had pink eye. He had to go in and have it confirmed by the nurse practitioner at work and Brady and I headed to the kids equivalent of a Med Express down the road from us to get his ear checked. He was tired and ready for a nap by the time we were taken back to an exam room and was not at all pleased to have his temperature taken in the most accurate way. He then had to endure having his ears cleaned out by the doctor and he squirmed like no other. It was determined that he has an ear infection in his right ear, which is weird because he was tugging on the left one. I was also discouraged to learn that he's only gained 1 pound since his last doctor visit. We go in 3 weeks for his 15 month visit and will see what the doctor has to say about it. Both boys are on medication and are resting comfortably. Tomorrow, Andy will return to work and Brady will be off to Gymboree.