Monday, October 12, 2009

What to do with crying boy on Thanksgiving morning

It took Sebastian an hour and half of tossing and turning before he fallen asleep on Saturday, so when he started crying at bed time on Sunday I thought it was just a more uncomfortable version of falling asleep from day before. He had a running nose and has been coughing a bit lately. I let him fuss and cry, and waited for him to quiet down and fall asleep. He quieted down but soon started to cry again, so I went to check on him. His eyes were puffed up and pink. It is past allergy season isn't it? I gave him some Benadryl, then eye drops, then more Benadryl, and then some kid's Motrin, and after an hour of screaming Sebastian fell asleep. He woke up around three in the morning with puffy pink eyes, screaming again. I gave him more antihistamine, and it took him an hour screaming before he fell asleep again. At six in the morning he was awake and screaming again. His eyes were not swollen, and he did not have a temperature, but he was shivering, and some rash had started to show up on his behind and thighs. I did not know what to do, so I took him to emergency. He vomited while we were waiting, and that was a good sign for me, becuse I new then that it was just a flu. We saw the doctor, who told me to give him lots of fluids. Sebastian vomited again on our way home, and was fine till now. I cooked some fresh chicken broth, and I try to keep him hydrated like the doctor advised.

It is one in the afternoon and he is screaming again.

1 comment:

  1. Awww poor Sabastian..I hope he gets better soon .. Chin up Momma Bear ..that which doesn't kill us makes us stronger right?
    Hope your having some of that Broth yourself..Because as all mothers know once the kids are better it's our turn . best wishes for a speedy recovery.