Please excuse my absence, but this is what I’ve been dealing with the last week or so..
That is the look of a ten month old baby who has a double ear infection, conjunctivitis and a horrible cold. Doesn’t he look just pitiful? It doesn’t even look like my baby.
Everyone around here caught one heck of a cold. The kind that keeps you coughing for days and days and makes you feel like just crawling into bed. But, the baby got it the absolute worst.
He was fine right up until the time everyone started to feel a bit better. Then *bam* he got hit. Friday he started sleeping a lot and not eating. Saturday and Sunday it got a little worse. Yesterday, he looked like death warmed over and was incredibly listless.
The doctor’s office didn’t have an appointment until today. Steve and I didn’t think it could wait, so off to the hospital we went. I’m glad we did, too. By the time we got there, Jeffy couldn’t even keep his eyes open for more than a minute and his temp was 103.
We were sent home with antibiotics and eye ointment which did the trick. He is a brand new kid today. A little sleepier than normal and still not eating quite right, but his eyes look better and his disposition is greatly improved.
Now lets hope that everyone continues to get better and spring comes quickly..