February 15, 2008

A Dylan Update

So, Zach's appointment turned into Dylan's appointment today. Of course, the Doctor is going out of town for TWO weeks after today, so he was booked solid and had no time to fit Dylan in. I probably could have seen another Doc, but I'm a pain in the ass like that. So Zach got the boot and Dylan got to go see the Doctor. The entire time he said "I don't want to see the Doctor." "I don't want to be sick." "I want to go HOOOOMMMMMEEEEE." It was all very sad and pathetic.

Turns out he has TWO NASTY ear infections. Who knew? Ear infections were honestly something that had NEVER even crossed my mind. I'm shocked. SHOCKED. But it makes sense. And, following a HEAVY dose of antibiotic (for the ears), Claritin (for the congestion) and Tylenol (for the pain), he's starting to act like an ALMOST normal Dylan. So, I'm going to keep him heavily drugged for the next few days and heavily anti-biotic'd for the next 10 days, and then we'll be in the clear. This just makes me wonder how many times before he's had an ear infection that we never knew about. He still won't tell us that his ears hurt.

Oh, and DJ's sick now, too. What IS it with men?

And, a little quiz:

Q. What is the one thing you DO NOT want to hear when your child is sick?
A. We're out of wine. Uh-Oh, Mommy. Look (at what I just threw up).
I heard that at least four times in the past two days. F.U.N.

7 comments:

Z said...

My brother was prone to ear infections when we were kids; he never complained that they hurt, my mom had to learn to diagnose him because he would stop paying attention (because he couldn't hear her) - apparently, for some kids, ear infections just don't manifest as pain in the ears, but as something else altogether... either pain somewhere else or no pain but other symptoms (such as transient hearing loss) - just something to consider since Dylan's ears don't seem to be hurting him...

And now that I'm back? I predict some more poop in the potty. Because it was totally me not being here at my computer causing the regression ;)

jennifer h said...

Oh bless you, girl. I hope he's feeling better soon. It's hard to know what's wrong when they won't tell you.

Sending good thoughts...

HRH said...

I told you to wash your hands after reading my blog! That is exactly what we had. It started as the flu and then the boys all had ear infections and Greg and I ended up with sinus infections. It is so pleasant and fun to have a house full of sick boys. Please get some rest so this doesn't end up to be you sicker then every one else. It does get easier when they can pin-point their own pain (although it gets harder to pin-point being a pain in the butt because they think they can fake it too). Oh, good luck and we will send warm, happy, germ free thoughts your way.

Cathy said...

Hopefully we won't catch that over here. I hate when kids throw up. Quinn threw up once during his turn with the flu - and after that it was all out the other end - and into the toilet, thank god. BUt, yeah, not the real toilet, the little toilet, that I'd have to dump into the big toilet to flush away. Ugh.
Hoping Dylan feels better real soon!

christie said...

Out of wine!? That is definitely not what you want to hear. At least human puke is easier to clean than cat puke. Something in our cats' stomachs stains carpet. Gross.

laughingatchaos said...

Yeah, you really don't want to be out of wine when the kiddos are sick. And while A is feverish today, at least I haven't seen his stomach contents. Bleh.

SuzyQSparkles said...

I actually bought an Otoscope on ebay to help diagnose my boys' ear troubles. Also, whenever we start a course of antibiotics, we simultaneously start a probiotic and yogurt regime... just keeps "other things" (ie: with excessive yeast growth) at bay. You may want to try it... it doesn't hurt, and kids usually love the yogurt... you can even get probiotics with little capsules that you break open and stir into the first few bites of their yogurt. Can you tell that *I've been there!!!* :D