Thursday, November 27, 2014
Wow! It had been a crazy week! First lets begin with last Thursday. I took my little guy to the doctor. Our family doctor ordered blood work on him as he would also like to rule out anything serious as to why his under-eye circles are so dark. However, only certain blood labs will take blood from a child as young as my son. Thus, we could not get blood done on Thursday until I call around and find a lab. (I have found one but we haven't gone yet due to other events.)
I got a flu shot during this appointment and my son got a half dosage of the flu shot as he hasn't had one before. Well at 2 am Thursday night my son woke up screaming. He had a very high fever - not high enough to go to the hospital, but high. It took us until 7 am to get his temperature down and get him back to sleep. When he woke up I took him to the walk-in clinic as my family doctor was away. The doctor there told me my son had a bad chest infection and throat infection. She actually made me mad because she turned to me and said 'didn't you notice your son coughing?" No! He wasn't coughing at all. He was perfectly fine until he had the flu shot.
I know he didn't get sick because of the flu shot but that he had been coming down with something before he got the flu shot that wasn't showing symptoms. Which is why both myself and our family doctor deemed it safe to give him the flu shot. The flu shot seem to bring out all the symtoms to the surface.
All weekend we battled with his fever off and on. I skipped my hubby's work Christmas party to stay home and care for my little guy. Sunday he finally seemed to be doing better. Which was a huge relief.
Monday morning my son woke up and began having coughing fits. He wasn't having them all weekend. Every time he coughed he began crying in pain. As we only had 2 days left on his antibiotics I wanted to get him checked out and ensure it wasn't developing into something worse.
Two hours waiting in the doctors office with a screaming, crying, wet-noodle temper-tantrum toddler was awful on Monday. And he was just not feeling well at all. The doctor said the antibiotics were working but he is to stay inside and I am to try and keep him calm to try and avoid any coughing fits.
I ended up taking Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday off work. I had to use my vacation time I had saved up for inbetween Christmas and New Years. But at least I was able to do that. We watched Christmas movies and read lots of stories.
Today he is almost back to normal and was able to go to daycare. He just has a little lingering cough but that's it. No tears when he coughs and he is back to being his energetic self!
So my eating was a little off this week. My cycle started, and my workouts were whatever I could squeeze in. I still managed to get something in most days which was great. although due to cycle bloating I am back up a few pounds today. I am not going to change my tracker though until I see where I am at the end of next week.
I hope everyone is having a wonderful week so far and Happy Thanksgiving to all my American Spark Friends! Hope you have a great day!