Friday, January 29, 2010

Appointment update

Jax didn't show any signs of an ear infection and his throat culture was negative for strep. So he either has a virus or something else is infected. The doctor said that most viruses do not run a fever longer than 3 days, so if he still has a fever tomorrow morning, he has to come back in for a catheter to check for a urinary tract infection. Ugh, lets hope he doesn't wake up with a fever! His fever was at 100.6 after his bath when we put him to bed. He was lethargic all afternoon (which made Brady unhappy to see me cuddling his brother all day!) but started playing a little bit before bedtime. He seemed thirsty and drank quite a bit from his sippy...well...only drops come out, so even constant "drinking" from it was probably only like 10 ml's, but hopefully it's a sign of getting better. I know he feels dehydrated since all his body fluid is venting from him. He screamed so hard at the doctor's office while getting his ears checked, he had blood all over him coming from his stoma site (hole that his tubes are in). Mind you, while this is all happening, we look over and see Brady had gotten into the cabinet and cleaned out an entire container of wipes on the floor. :) He's a free spirit that Brady!
The doctor was excited to hear of Jax's progress of lately. She gave me a gentle reminder that we may have found a great way to "manage his symptoms" but to not forget it will always be an "underlying medical condition". I said, "how could I forget"? She gave me a squeeze and some encouraging words after.
So now we wait...

4 comments:

Laura said...

Sending you a squeeze from Maryland too. Hope that this is a quick virus and he's much better today. It's promising that he wants to drink water from a sippy.

Heather said...

Should have checked over here before PMing you on the board. Hope today he is fever-free. Thinking of you.

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