Wednesday, February 17, 2016

The worlds longest sickness

Sickness has hit our house. More like crashed into our house, set up shop and refuses to leave. 
It all started Friday, the 5th with Preston.
The days leading up to Friday Preston wasn't looking so great. He had droopy eyes and just looked tired all the time. Friday morning I actually let him sleep in and was just going to take him late to school since he didnt' look well the night before. When he did get up he was SUPER emotional, as in he cried 3 times just while eating and getting dressed, which is unlike him. Then I felt him and he was quite warm. No school and we started tylenol/advil. His only real symptoms were fever, being tired and feeling like he needed to lay down. It lasted through the weekend.

That Sunday Jaxton started running a fever at church, so I figured it was some sort of fever virus and so we kept them cool and calm. Monday they were both feeling well enough to go to school.
Lucas on the other hand started running a fever. 

Before 11 I got a call from Prestons school that he was sick- no fever, but he was pale and said he needed to lay down. Brought him home, fed him and he lay on the couch the rest of the day. About 20 min after I got Preston I got a call from Jaxton's teacher that he was warm and crying and not feeling well. he only had 15 min left of school so she said she would just send him home on the bus like normal. 
He got home, had a fever and kept telling me he just didn't feel good.
By that afternoon his eyes started looking weepy. Ugh.
I took him to urgent care that night and he had double pink eye and a double ear infection. 

So sad when he just keeps crying asking me to take him back to the doctor so he can feel better :( 

He was taking augmentin for his infections, which he has had several times before with no problems but Wednesday he started having a reaction. I thought at first he was just getting bit by a mosquito b/c he attracts them and it's been warm out. But then they started swelling up big and I knew it was something else. Hives.
I called the pharmacy and asked if it could be a reaction to the prescription since nothing else was new. They said yes, to stop immediately and give him lots and lots of benedryl. 

We were giving him benedryl every 4 hours and by 3 1/2 hrs the hives would start coming back. They were everywhere...

We took him to his doctor on Thursday and he said the ear infection/pink eye had cleared up and he thought the hives were showing up not from the antibiotics but because Jaxton had a virus and it was reacting to the antibiotics. So we were to stop those, give him a steroid for the hives and keep with the benedryl. 

Liquid steroids are disgusting. Jaxton was such a trooper about trying it mixed with different things to try to mask the taste: sugar, jelly, chocolate syrup, caramel, grape juice, and every time it would make him throw up. He ended up only getting 1.5 doses out of the 4 down. Friday morning when he woke up I couldn't even see any skin color on his arms, they were just covered in hives and one side of his face/ear was so swollen. But luckily by Saturday morning they were gone.

By this time Preston was healed, Lucas no longer had a fever but has coughing fits that come and go.

Saturday I started feeling sick. I'd been tired and worn down feeling all week but I figured that was just b/c of the lack of sleep i'd been getting. But it hit me hard Saturday. Saturday night Patrick started feeling sick too, sore throat, general feeling of grossness.
Sunday Jaxton was back to having a fever so Monday morning him and I went to the doctor.
Double ear infection for him again and bronchitis and a sinus infection for me.
Oh and his eyes were weepy again. 

I'm lucky Patrick was able to have Monday and Tuesday off work so he could be the Mom. He went grocery shopping for me, and took care of the boys like a champ even though he wasn't at 100%. He woke up this morning (Wednesday) feeling even worse so now he's at the doctor trying to get that figured out. 

 So thats where/how we've been.
So so sick. 

We're hoping to be on the mend. Everyone's got their antibiotics and we're sanitizing everything hoping to just get this out. It's been a long round of sickness and we just want to feel better! 

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