Well, Hayden has had a rough few days. His first two teeth have finally pushed through, so he seems to have a bit of relief from that, but now he is suffering through his first illness. Sunday he developed this terribly phlegmy cough. Monday he still had the cough and a low-grade fever, so I kept him home with me while I worked. The fever and cough have continued, so he ended up staying home all three days. Yesterday his fever shot up to 100.9. I got him into the doctor, and he was diagnosed with bronchiolitis. There is really nothing they can do for it, but it is highly contagious and takes a while to go away. So I have already told his day care that he will not be coming in next week, either. I don’t want any of the other babies to get sick, even though he probably got it from them (I even know which one, the little bugger 😉 ). John is going to try to work from home one day next week and my mom is going to watch him another day – typical that I have a really busy couple of weeks workwise coming up.
Anyway, so he is soldiering through that. He is really sleepy from it, but doesn’t want to take naps on his own (not that he ever does – but when he cries you can hear the strain in his voice so I am trying to keep him from crying as much as possible), so during the day he just snuggles me and sleeps most of the time. He was sleeping really well in the evenings until last night when he was up most of the night. I was up several times cuddling with him to try to soothe him.
Yesterday the doctor gave me some signs to watch for which meant that Hayden was struggling to breathe and told me to call if I saw that happen. This morning he was showing those signs so they had us come in right away. Luckily he was getting enough oxygen through his system according to a machine they read from his toe. It sounded like if that wouldn’t have had a good reading he would have had to go to the hospital. They have me a nebulizer machine to give him some medicine via vapors that he inhales. He also has an ear infection today, even though yesterday his ears looked good. I feel so sorry for him. He’s not been in good spirits, either. Hopefully he will start to get better next week.