Monday, April 20, 2009

At least he can tell me

Over the weekend, both boys got colds. Logan got his first and being the ever-obedient child that he is, when we told him to leave Carter alone, he promptly went over to breath in his face and grope his hands. It didn't take long for Carter to catch the crud.

It seemed to hit a peak for Logan on Sunday and he was complaining about his ears. When I called the clinic, they were closed. We had to wait until today to go. I made an appointment for Carter to get checked out even though all he had was a really bad cough. Shortly after I scheduled the appointment, Carter went downhill, spiking a fever of 102 and not feeling well AT ALL. Logan seemed to be doing better than Sunday, but was still complaining about his ears.

We got in this afternoon and both boys are sick. Logan has a double ear infection (his first), sinus congestion and a small cough all tied together with a low-grade fever. Carter had a higher fever, worse congestion and a horrible cough, but at least his ears were clear. So, we're on lock down this week until everyone is fever-free for 24 hours. Logan will be on antibiotics for 10 days and both of them will be on a timely regimen of Tylenol.


Although having sick kids sucks (say that one 10 times fast), it was great that Logan could actually tell me he was sick and his ears hurt. It took the guesswork right out of it! Loved it! He was a great patient too, doing as the nurses asked - breathing in and out so they could listen to his lungs and describing the pain in his ears. Ahhhh, communication. Such a wonderful skill.

Hopefully we'll be on the mend soon.


Jana said...

Ah, I'm sorry the boys are sick! Yes, it is a relief when they can finally verbalize what hurts. 'Course, Alex usually tells me his stomach hurts exactly 0.00098 second before he hurls! I guess it's better than no warning at all, huh?

Hope everyone feels better soon!

Anonymous said...

Double whammy! The good thing is that they were sick when you took them to the doctors. My son used to seem to be feeling better by the time we made it to the appointment!

Take care of yourself and up the vitamin C so you don't get it, too.

Casey, Tracey, and Kids said...

That's too bad. I hope they get better soon. We have had more than our fair share of ear infections...Savannah gets them often-but like Logan, has been able to tell me that her ear hurts now, which helps.

Joanna said...

Hopefully they both get better soon. I agree I am so glad that Kelsie is at the age she can tell me what hurts and how bad.

Kari said...

Your kids are going to be really smart based on this article!! :)