Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Antenna

Oye vey.

SR, is better, by that I mean he is not puking. He puked one night, and then 1 vomit the other night...

However, he is still not SR....he is tired, and low energy, and fine with laying about watching tv, going to bed early, and not eating me out of house and home. Not my kid, like a shadow of my SR.

Whatever he has is NASTY.

This is where Motherhood gets tricky. I could have taken him to the Dr., after he initially got ill, and as a nurse I knew they would tell me to monitor his temp, force fluids, pull back on food etc...so I went ahead and did all of that. And now on day 6 of this whatever mean virus it is, I am taking him in the morning. I am having them do a strep culture, and a CBC so I can see if his white count is up. The rest of us are fine (knock on wood). This too makes me nervous.....and is the reason I never did delve into pediatric nursing, because I am a wuss, and sick children cause a worry in my core that is not comparable to any other fear I have. He is no longer vomiting, nor does he have any GI symptoms...but.

He is pale, low energy, no appetite, that my friends makes me nervous. Especially having 2 siblings that were chronically ill. Hence all of our family friends had children that were chronically ill (you meet people in hospitals and Drs offices)....so my paranoid Mother antenna is HIGH tonight. I hate this antenna, it is long, and has red lights, and alarms...

2 comments:

Some Soldier's Mom said...

no abdominal tenderness... especially lower quadrant? YIKES!! I hated when my kids were sick and couldn't help or couldn't make it better with the wave of a hand.... HUGS to SR...

Army Wife said...

no tenderness.....

bowel sounds are fine...all 4 quads.

his pallor, and affect are most strange