Archive for May, 2011

Sick Little Dude

May 3, 2011

Poor little man, has strep throat.  He was really feeling quite poorly today. :(  He had a tough time at the doctor’s office, he didn’t want anyone to touch him but me. He normally goes in happily and doesn’t even cry when he gets a shot.  However; today, he didn’t even want the doctor’s stethoscope on his back.  Oh man, the screams, just awful.  I held him tight, tried to get him to calm down by singing softly in his ear, kissed his hands, rubbed his head.  None of my tricks worked.  He just kept saying, “Go home. I go car. Go home. Car.”  When we were finally ready to leave, and I asked him if he was ready to go home, he said, “Yes, please.” :)  That got a good chuckle from the doctor and nurse. He really is the most polite little boy.  Kasen did great with her strep test and it came back negative.  It’s going to be retested in the morning, to see if there’s a delay for a positive since Holden definitely has it. Kasen was quite concerned about Holden too and did her best to help him calm down as well. She’s such a great little helper. :)

Holden woke up screaming from his long nap this afternoon, and did not want to get out of his crib.  I finally coaxed him out, but then he just wanted to cuddle with me on the couch while watching a movie. He hasn’t wanted to eat much at all, he’s only wanted to drink milk.  We had to switch to water after he threw up all over the table during dinner. :(  Fun times. LOL  I was so happy that I hadn’t given him his antibiotic yet.  Whew!  Anyway, I grabbed Holden to give him a quick bath, while Brad cleaned up the table and Holden’s booster seat.  Gotta’ give props to Brad for taking care of that.  We did get his medicine down after his bath and that went better than expected, he only spit out a little bit AND he kept it down.

He was so ready to go to bed tonight, but he was missing his bunny.  Poor bunny took a hit at the dinner table tonight, so replacement bunny had to step in.  Stinky bunny is nice and clean now and ready to help out tomorrow. ;)

Here’s our sick boy:

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See ya’ later!!