Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Parental Sick Days
Today's post is brought to you by a sick Robby. I'm home from work, so you get to benefit. Robby is sleeping one of what is hopefully 5 million naps today so that he can kick this thing.
You already knew about the double ear infection. The tubes. The crazy high fever. And...it continues. Yesterday, when I picked him up from daycare, he had another full-body rash. Now, this struck me as odd because the LAST time we were on extra-strength augmentin for an ear infection, he got the same rash. I rushed him over to the doctor (messing up our afternoon nap) to make sure it wasn't a drug allergy. The doctor said she thought it was just viral. Now, not that I don't believe her, but this was the same doctor that said his ears looked fine at his 9 month well-visit, and then we had to come in 2 days later with another double. Just sayin.
So, we get home, I have a cranky baby who hasn't napped, and won't eat, so we put him down at 6. Then he wakes up for 1/2 an hour at 8, so we give him his drugs and change into pj's. At this point, I was terrified of how the night would go...and it went about as expected. He was up at least every 2 hours, and unfortunately, 2 of those times he had vomited all over the entire crib. We had to fully change sheets, pajamas, my pajamas, and give him a sponge bath. He still reeks this morning.
Since he had been so pukey, we decided not to give him the augmentin this morning (as it is REALLY rough on his stomach), and that I'd stay home. This is a little stressful as we're busy at work, but I felt terrible about sending him into daycare YESTERDAY (admittedly, he had puked once the night before, too), so we're home. Hopefully he'll be more healthy by tomorrow.