Stages of Illness
Ben is at it again - sick, sick, sick! Poor thing really never gets back to 100% before picking up something else.
Monday morning began with Ben’s eye matted shut (after crying for 3 hours overnight). I figured it had to be pink eye since a few of my school kids had it last week. It was so very sad. Though some smiles appeared at breakfast.
Finally got to the doctor late afternoon, where we had to wait forever while poor Ben was practically naked. Runny nose, worsening pink eye, freezing baby! He decided to pass the time by tearing tissues. It was actually supposed to be his well check. So much for that! Pink eye, hand, foot, and mouth disease, respiratory infection… No ear infection! Just fluid in the ears - still. So we are heading to the ENT doc today to discuss tubes.
As for the well visit stats - Ben is still very little, and he needs to be growing and eating more. We suspect being so sick has made it more difficult, since he doesn’t want to eat when he’s not feeling well. He weighs 17 lbs 1 oz (9%) and is 28 inches tall (30%). I can’t remember if his head circumference is 46.25 or 48.25 cm (they never write that one down). 46 would put him in the 75th percentile and 48 would be off the chart! I think that little head is too big for his body!
As you can see, by Tuesday morning he was feeling a bit better. The eyes cleared up fairly quick and now he’s fighting a cough and nose congestion and this yucky hand/foot/mouth virus. Hoping the meds actually kick the infection this time!