Jackson had his first real fever last night. He had a low fever once before due to his vaccines. This past weekend he was a little less lively than usual, but was still a good boy. We had no clue what was to come. He started to get a little fussy and felt warm Sunday night so we took his temp. It started as 99.8 and soon was up to 102. We've had him taking Tylenol ever since, but it's still 101.8. Jackson saw the doctor today. Dr. Gonzales was off today, so he saw Dr. Chang instead. We liked her as well. As soon as she started looking into his ear she gasped. Apparently both ears are pretty bad and he also has thrush. He's on two antibiotics as well as his usual reflux medicine. Poor thing. Listening to him whimper on his sleep was hard, but nothing like what we had to watch at the doctor's office. They had to draw some blood from his finger. The nurse had us lie him down, which was a bad call since he had fluid in his ears. He screamed like he's never screamed before. Finally the nurse let me hold him instead and he actually fell asleep while she was squeezing blood from his finger. Grandma is helping out and watching him since he can't go to daycare with a fever. He still managed to give her a few smiles here and there.
Jackson - We hope you get better soon. Watching you go through this is awful!