Monday, September 21, 2009

Poor Sickie

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!

5 comments:

shane said...

Thinking about Jackson and family -- here's to a speedy recovery.

The Kemps said...

Thank God for Mama Stockman! Feel better soon, Jackson!

dougnlarry said...

Poor Jackson. He should be feeling a lot better soon, but I know how hard it is when your baby is sick. Hang in there, all of you.

Kirsty, Colin Alasdair (Perth) said...

Hope you're all feeling better - big hugs to Jackson fae us lot. Alasdair's enjoyed showing off his photos and video where he says Hi to him to his pals. Loved the really close up photo of Jackson in your earlier blog. Thinking of you all at Chris and Melissa's wedding - hope it goes well and stops raining.

RD said...

Hope he starts feeling better soon!