I am home (except today - E is home with Wes) helping my baby boy feel better. Wes had a cough for a week or so, heck... every kid in daycare has a summer cold right now. He was acting a bit "off" this weekend, ran a fever on Saturday - perked up on Sunday - and then Monday I could tell something was off. I took off work and made an appt with his pediatrician. He was complaining his ear hurt - so I figured "ear infection", right?
Verdict - ear infection, swimmers ear, and wheezing. His oxygen levels were a few points higher than what they are when my Ped admits a child into the hospital. 2 breathing treatments in the office (never been through this before) later they were up a tad. I went home with a nebulizer and albuterol, amoxicillin, and ear drops. He is still running a fever around 101 here and there, coughing a little, nose is running, not eating much, and has his moments. He is taking his treatments like a champ. We are doing them every 4 hrs around the clock for at least a week or so. He will not return to daycare this week and we will be home giving him TLC and treats here and there:)
Thank you all for your continued prayers and thoughts - they are much welcomed and very appreciated.
I am going to run the "Walk A Mile In Our Shoes" 5K on August 17th at Tower Grove Park - this race is to raise awareness for St. Patrick's clients who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless in the community. I was thinking this could be a great chance to get other St. Louis runners/walkers who might want to run/walk it... to do it together. We don't have to run together but meeting up beforehand and after might be fun. If interested - shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Third and Final
It's also officially one week until MY BIRTHDAY... WOOT WOOT... My 33rd that is... and this weekend is going to be a BLAST... I CAN'T WAIT... Yes my B-day is a big deal to me - it's my favorite day of the year and I celebrate for at least 2 weeks:) Why not, right?