Friday, February 1, 2008

Oh the week we've had...

The saying "when it rains it pours" is exactly what happened to our family this week. Monday we started out the day by taking Blake to the dermatologist to check his big toes. We received good news that nothing was wrong, he just had an abnormal  toe nail on each big toe. Great news. But unfortunately Blake still had a fever since Saturday evening and was so sick. I just wanted to wait it out thinking he would be fine. But since he wasn't feeling good he wasn't sleeping. No fun at all for Joe and I. I think we may have gotten about 3-4 hours of sleep each night. 
Tuesday morning Blake's fever finally broke. I was so excited thinking that he was getting better. I was sitting next to him on the couch watching tv and went to touch his ears when he freaked out on me. I figured that his ears must have been hurting so I called the dr.'s office to make an appointment. Later that morning Blake was feeling much better and was actually playing and eating. I also went to touch his arm and he freaked, so I thought maybe the ear thing was a false alarm. I proceeded to cancel his appointment because I thought I was just overreacting. Blake took a long nap but slept very fitfully. When I got him up he just cried for half an hour. Now, this is not like Blake at all and so I got worried. By this time the dr.'s office was already closed. Luckily they had an after hours clinic that I immediately made an appointment with. We found out that Blake had a bilateral ear infection (one in each ear). She gave us a prescription to make all better. Great right? Not so much.
Wednesday Blake seemed to be doing a lot better so we stopped worrying.
Thursday morning Blake woke up with a fever, which he shouldn't have when on antibiotics. He had absolutely no energy and would not leave my side. I put him down for a nap at 10 (2 hrs. after waking up). He slept badly till about 3:30. You could just tell he felt horrible. Blake then got a bloody nose which lasted about 15 minutes. 
Friday Blake woke up with his face covered in blood. He had gotten a bloody nose in the morning and had gotten blood everywhere. Let me just tell you it is horrifying walking into your child's room to see him covered in blood. I called the dr.'s office to get in as I was worried that Blake had had two bloody noses in 12 hours. 
The dr. told me that the antibiotics he was on were not working on him which is why he got another fever after being on the medicine. He switched him over to penicillin. He also said that the ear infections were worse and that his right ear  had a blister on it. Ouch! The bloody nose was caused by a sinus infection that should go away with the new medication. He said Blake should be in some pretty bad pain and to keep him on motrin and tylenol for a couple of days.
Let's just keep our fingers crossed that Blake gets better with this new medication. Right now he is playing which is great. We'll keep you posted on his recovery. 
Sorry this was so long but this week has seemed like a lot longer and I hope we are finally on the down hill slope. 

2 comments:

Kerstin said...

I am so sorry your baby is sick, that is the worst. I hope that the medicine that they gave you will do the trick and that Blake will be feeling better really soon. Keep us updated and we will keep Blake in our prayers.
P.S. I totally would have freaked out if I had found my baby covered in blood, that is so scary.

Jenny said...

that is so sad! Kevin and I wish him a speedy recovery. Poor Baby!