Monday, October 12, 2009

Our first "official" illness...

Well, Miss Sunshine is "officially" sick. Officially it's being called a "virus", which, anyone who is a parent knows, is doctor speak for "Well, they are obviously ill, but I have no idea why...". Our doctor is great, all joking aside, and even ran a flu test although she has no symptoms of the flu. Better safe than sorry. Luckily it came back negative, so no flu for her. At this point it's just the fever and some loose stools - I wouldn't even really call it diarrhea - it's basically the consistency of the poop of a breastfed baby - which is what she is. Although her poop had started to solidify a bit with us introducing solids, so it is loose for her. But she is eating normally, possibly even more than she normally does. No runny nose, no cough, no ear pulling, nothing other than the fever. Our doctor did advise us to go ahead and administer the ear drops that the ENT gave us after he placed her tubes (we have a standing prescription for them for the next year as needed). She has very small ear canals, and the tubes take up most of her eardrum, so between that and the fact that infants do NOT hold their heads still when someone is looking in their ears, it's very hard to determine if there is any inflammation in her ear drum. So the doctor feels that it either could be an ear infection, or if it's a bacterial infection of some kind, then it will become and ear infection. So we are to start using her drops for a few days along with treating the fever to see how it goes. Hopefully something will work because I don't like seeing her miserable.

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