Friday, December 10, 2010

Here We Go Again....

Part and parcel with Etienne's gastric issues was a sinus infection and cough that he just couldn't seem to shake.  At first we thought that it was all connected; diarrhea, cough, runny nose, low grade fever, etc.  Then we eliminated the gluten and dairy from his diet and the diarrhea disappeared, along with most of his tempter tantrums and general irritability.  But the sinus issues?  No such luck.

So..... the doctor prescribed an antibiotic to clear out the mucus, and for the 10 days that he was on it, it seemed to work.  Fast forward to two nights ago, the day after the antibiotics were finished.  I picked Etienne up from daycare with runny eyes, a runny nose, and a low grade fever.  The fever has since disappeared, but the thick mucus and sneezing has returned, and the cough, while better, is not entirely gone.  I've got him on mostly liquids and very highly nutritious food to keep him well nourished, but I don't know if he's going to be able to fight this off on his own.  I hate having to put him on antibiotics if they're not necessary.

On the up side, being Friday, I'll just keep him close to home this weekend and out of the cold.  We have a photographer friend stopping by to take some family photos tomorrow, so hopefully we can keep the snot under control long enough to take the pictures!  Ah the joys of having children....

Have a great Friday!

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