Tuesday, January 29, 2013

sick, sick, sick!

A couple of weeks ago we all shared a stomach bug, well, all but Sam.  I only a had very mild case. I just felt sick but never got sick (as in throwing up like everyone else!)  We got over that and then last Friday Max was sick with a fever.  Thursday night I woke up with Max shaking next to me like he was freezing.  However, he felt like a little space heater.  He stayed home Friday from school.  Saturday he perked up but by afternoon he was back in bed.  Sunday he was in bed the whole day. He also developed a cough Sunday night.  Monday he was still laying around and not feeling that great.  His temperate was in the range of 101-103.5 degrees.

At first I was think maybe flu.  This is the first year I didn't get them flu shots... the first year ever.  Time just got away and I never made it happen.  I know, bad mom, right?  But then after he got that awful cough I wasn't so sure about the flu anymore.  Tuesday I go ahead and take him to the doctor.  They wanted to test him for Strep and Flu.  I asked about pneumonia as well. The doctor agreed to test him for that too.

The first 2 are just swabs.  Which you would have thought we were trying to chop something off of him.  He very loudly protested.  They were both negative.  Sigh of relief that it was NOT the flu :)  For the xrays to test for pneumonia we had to go to another building across the street.  It was pouring down rain and Max thinks he melts in rain or something like that.  We of course drove as it was not really walking distance but still took forever to get the kids to the car then back out of the car across the street.  Max did protest the Xrays but once we explained it was only a picture he calmed down and listened well.

Couple hours later I got the call from the doctors office that Max, indeed, does have pneumonia.  Poor Max.  He is now started on antibiotics.  Hopefully he feels better within a couple of days.  We are leaving for Disney World in a few short days so I am also really hoping nobody else gets sick!!

He looks miserable and he sounds awful! First time one of my kiddos has had pneumonia.  Pete had it a few years ago and I remember he acted like he was dying.  Max is taking it much better ;)  I have never had it so I don't know how painful it is.  Knock on wood... since I do get coughed on and cleaned up throw up last night (I think b/c he just ate then all the coughing it came back up).  I also drank after him Thursday night.  Hoping I have a super strong mom immunity!

1 comment:

amber malmberg said...

Oh man, what an ordeal. I'll be praying for you guys!