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Monday, May 18, 2009

Ear Infections and Runny Noses

After our last post about the trip to Children's Hospital we diligently gave John tylenol and benedryl as directed. The tylenol kept the fever at a constant 102 (down from the normal 104) and the benedryl, which was supposed to help him sleep through the night, instead helped him wake up every 45 minutes all night long for two nights. Needless to say, after night two we gave up on the benedryl.

On Monday (after 5 days of fevers) John went back to the pediatrician where we learned he had a full blown ear infection in his right ear again! So he got a shot of antibiotics and a new oral antibiotic to help with the ear infection. His poor nose runs constantly! I've taken to giving him Zyrtec at night to help him dry out (and I think it's helping with his sleep too). Overall, he's been doing progressively better all week long. We've had blood counts checked again and they are still holding steady.

We'll be back at the doctor on Wednesday for another 'all-clear' and the approval to let John fly to NC this upcoming weekend. Keep your fingers crossed and say some prayers for us!

Last week was rough, this week is better. We're on the up and up now and ready to start feeling well enough to enjoy this wonderful summer weather!

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