Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Invasion of the yuckies

Ryan is sick....AGAIN.

No surprise, huh? You would think that he's permanently sick. He practically is. He's had so many ear infections, his doctor wants to put tubes in his ears.


He's been on antibiotics for the last 7 days, and yesterday he shocked us by starting to run a fever...AGAIN. Come on! What kid runs a fever when he's ALREADY on antibiotics??!!


Turns out that he STILL has an ear infection...even AFTER being on antibiotics for a week. Also, it turns out that he now has a DOUBLE ear infection. Which means the antibiotics aren't working.

So they put him on a stronger antibiotic called Augmentin. Now, I'm not sure how many people are actually familiar with that, but if you've ever had a kid on it, then you know that you're going to spend at least a week removing their diapers with kitchen tongs to avoid the diarrhea covering the lower half of their body, running down their legs and puddling on the floor underneath them. Forget wipes. You might as well just hold them under a running faucet in the bathtub.

Sound gross?? Trust me, it's even worse in person!

His doctor also said that if his fever won't go down within 48 hours of the new antibiotic, that something else is probably wrong with him.