Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Bunch of Sickos

Our kids have been sick for over a month now. On off ear infections, coughing, vomiting, fever and no sleep. Patrick has been worse than Elena. Elena hasnt had a fever but she has had everything else. Patrick has had such a bad cough and his glands have been so swollen that you can see them on the outside of his throat. When we went to the doctor last Monday, the doctor said he was fighting some kind of infection. She said his cough was terrible and sounded like he had croup and it looked like he had strep. So she gave him an antibiotic shot and sent us upstairs for a blood draw and a prescription for really strong antibiotics. They next day she said all she could tell so far was that he had an infection and he would need to come back in for another shot. So we drove back across town and after the shot she sent us across the street to get a chest x-ray. We went back this Monday for another blood draw and I am supposed to call today for results hopefully this nasty medicine he is taking will help him. Elena has just had a little phlegmy cough and a runny nose and ear infection and hopefully she will be done with antibiotics for the year. Despite these sickos we have taken some fun pictures to pass the time and to help us forget we have been couped up inside for so long.Surprised face

Silly face

She stayed like this for quite a while loving daddy


R. Hansen said...

So they still don't know what it is? Our kids' cough won't go away either and unless I give them claritin, sudafed, and their nebulizer treatments everyday, they cough and cough. Our blood tests came back as viral, not bacterial. Strange. Let me know when you get a diagnosis.

Mrs. Schmalison said...

I got a call from the doctor today and they said all they knew was that it was an infection. He isnt coughing anymore and neither is Elena. I think we are finally well.