Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Poor Baby

RJ is sick for the first time ever. It's so dis-empowering to have him feel bad and not be able to help. We went to the Dr. today, and it's a viral thing that COULD lead to an ear infection later on, but it's NOT AN EAR INFECTION. (bolded for my sister, queen of ear infections :)) 

Instead, we are using allergy medicine to keep fluid from building in his ear, and treating the fever aggressively. I had to buy a rectal thermometer today, but the new design is so much better than the one I remember my mother wielding, that RJ had no issues with it- and I didn't have issues using it. 

He is sleeping a lot more than usual, which is the best part, since I have a touch of a cold too, I'm getting to rest. The hard part will be later in the week, if he has not recovered, he cannot go to daycare. I've activated PLAN B, which involves a couple of hours of help from a friend while I run to work for the essential meetings, then work from home for the rest of the day.  We won't know until tomorrow if I have to use this plan, or have a normal week. We shall see...


Melissa said...

Poor little guy! It's so sad to have a sick baby. I hope you both are on the mend soon!

Angi said...

Is he doing better now? I absolutely HATE it when my kids are sick, too! (Though it is the ONE time they just...relax...)