Monday, April 5, 2010

Update on the Pestilence and Boils

Sam's fever reared its ugly head at 2:30 this morning, so I took him to the doctor today. He has a nasty throat infection. Fortunately it's not strep, but unfortunately that means it's viral and all we can do is give him Tylenol, push the fluids and hold him, hold him, hold him.

The doc said the infection should run its course in three to five days, and we're already on day three. Sam did seem much more himself this evening. Hopefully morning brings a much happier child, preferably one who slept all night!

I also told the doc about Amelia's boil, so he prescribed an antibiotic for her to help clear that up. Even though I cleaned it out again this morning (one of the grossest things I've ever done, by the way) it still looked pretty nasty tonight. We'll give the antibiotic a couple days to work and then see where we are.

I haven't seen any locusts around my house lately, but I bought a little Raid just in case. No sense taking chances!
© Trippin' Mama 2010

1 comment:

Suzy said...

Yikes! Hope the throat infection doesn't spread to the other munchkins! And poor Amelia with a boil! Surely this week can only get better, right??