Wednesday, April 28, 2010

His turn...

A couple of hours after our guests left on Sunday, BubTar walked into our bedroom with pink cheeks. I felt him and he was warm to the touch. A quick oral temp confirmed what I already suspected, a fever. Looks like we sent our guests home with more than party favors! Yikes!

Today is Wednesday and he is still sick. Fever, cough, some mild wheezing (I can hear it with my ear to his chest, but not audibly most of the time), headache, and some vomiting yesterday only. If he is still sick tomorrow, we'll head to the pediatrician's office on Friday. It is such a radically different experience when BubTar is the sick one. I daresay it must be what parents of normal children everywhere experience! With KayTar, it feels like warfare...round the clock meds, tube feeds, glucose checks, urine dips...I have to keep notes on all her ins and outs, I have to set alarms for meds/feeds so I don't get busy with something else and forget. I have to wake up at 2:30am and give her a feed so her glucose doesn't bottom out while we sleep. With BubTar, sickness requires much less action on my part, a little quality time and cuddling, a little video game playing, some saltines, Gatorade, a cup of soup...maybe some Motrin if his fever climbs too high or Sudafed if he is feeling too stuffy. We've actually had a nice week together during his up times; we've played a lot of Super Mario 3 on the Wii and today we watched The Neverending Story. It is nice to have my little man mostly to myself with life at a slower pace. Of course, I've been studying and keeping up with things here at the house, and he's been resting a lot, but we've had a lot of relaxing quality time which isn't always the case with him being in school all day and me being in school 2 nights and on Saturdays. That being said, I'm ready for him to start feeling better and so is he! At least once per day he starts feeling very badly and I just hate it for him. I have a feeling that he's going to end up missing this entire week because as of tonight, he doesn't seem to be improving at all.

And as fate would have it, KayTar is not even off her antibiotics from the pneumonia and her incessant cough is back. No fever yet, thankfully, but she was only off round the clock albuterol for a day or two before this hit her. AGH! Josh is under the weather and I'm feeling a bit sick too, but faring MUCH better than everyone else in the house, hopefully it stays that way!


Thursday Update: KayTar yakked up her morning feed today and has a fever now, too. Geeeeeez.

7 comments:

alejna said...

Poor guy! Has there been any progress figuring out that other issue you wrote about a few weeks back? I've been thinking about him.

I hope you guys catch a break soon with all these bugs!

Kyla said...

Alejna: The surgical consult went well, no surgery needed right now...and the abdominal pain hasn't been a problem again, thankfully!

~aj~ said...

Stay healthy, mama!!!

I have to agree that Bub's illness sounds a lot like what we deal with when Adam is sick. Lots of good 1-on-1 time and lots of R&R...it'd actually be quite relaxing if there were a way to shut off the "mama worrying" gene.

I'm glad you and Bub have enjoyed your week together. Hope everyone is feeling better soon!

Hetha said...

So sorry to hear about Bubtar! But glad you're getting some snugly time with your little man. I hope you are able to stay on the healthy side Kyla. Maybe you guys need to like burn some sage in the house or something, get rid of the sick spirit that's taken up residence there :-)

InTheFastLane said...

The dreaded germ passing....
Hopefully they are both on the mend soon.

carrie said...

Fevers be gone!

For all of the 'Tars.

Ok, fevers, that's an order. Did you hear me?

Gizabeth Shyder said...

My kids have been under the weather as well, this week. John needed scheduled puffer all night Sun. night and Sicily has had a rough cough. I worry more about John, with his URI-induced asthma, but learned not to ignore her even though his symptoms get worse. Both my kids are finally getting better - hope you are experiencing the same going into the weekend.