Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Update on the 'Roid Boys

Carson was feeling well enough to go to school this morning but he was loaded up with meds prior to getting on the bus with Mr. Smith (his bus driver). He had his usual Adderall XR and Flinstone vitamin with a lovely combo of Orapred, Motrin Cold, Delsym Cough Syrup, and 2 puffs of his Albuterol inhaler. I felt like a pharmacy dealing out drugs to my 3 year old!! His cough is still nasty but getting better and he isn't needing Albuterol as much. When Carson came into our room this morning he said, "Mommy, I can't laugh anymore because it makes me cough. What if I have to laugh at school today?" It's hard not to smile at 6:30 in the morning when your 3 year old comes up with a comment like that. I told him it would be okay to cough if he laughed as long as he covered his mouth.

Eli went to the pediatrician this morning while Carson was at school. He was already scheduled to get his flu shot so they squeezed him in for a check-up to make sure the steriods were doing their job. He now has a double ear infection and is coughing up some lovely dark yellow mucus so they put him on a 10 day course of Amoxicillan to make sure they kill any nice bugs that may be growing in his respiratory tract and ears. We are leaving for TN on Thursday afternoon for a short vacation and I don't want to visit any emergency departments while we're down there. Eli got his flu shot for the season and did not even cry a tear. That's our boy! Hundreds of shots, IVs, and procedures preformed on him over the past 15 months have kind of desensitized him to pain so a little flu shot is a drop in the bucket to him.

Thanks for checking up on the boys. Now I'm praying that this scratchy feeling that is creeping in the back of my throat isn't the beginnings of Carson and Eli practicing "sharing" with their mommy!

2 comments:

JP said...

Love the title of this post! ;) I hope you're not coming down with the "crud" too!

tiffany said...

Hi Kellie: How are the boys doing? Am really hoping they are through the worst of it. Take care, Tiffany

PS It IS funny how closely Liam and Eli are growing and following each other! I have resolved myself to being unable to understand or predict Liam's weight gain. Sometimes it happens, sometimes it doesn't. All I can do is trust his body.