Sunday, March 9, 2008

of course...

turns out Sam is allergic to this last round of antibiotics. Friday afternoon, he broke out in a terrible rash from the back of his ears clear down to his groin. It was so bad that it they started to get little blistery heads on them and our first thought was that the little turd had picked up chicken pox from somewhere. Somehow we got our doc on the phone after hours (because fridays they take off early... of course) and she confirmed that it was indeed a bad allergic reaction to his antibiotics and had us take him off them immediately and got a prescription for another antibiotic that he's been on before.

I had noticed him stumbling around the first night after he was on the new antibiotics but didn't think much of it. In fact it was almost kinda humorous watching him walk and stumble around. It wasn't so bad that he couldn't function, just bad enough that walking was a hit and miss thing. I just figured that his equilibrium was way off since he was sporting a pretty bad ear infection. I had also blown off the fact that he wasn't acting himself or eating like normal for the same reason. Apparently those are also symptoms (at least the dizzy part) of a allergic reaction.

So. Now he's back to himself again... at least for a while. The antibiotics seem to be working well. He's stopped picking at his ears. He's able to walk in a straight line. He's back to his happy self and is eating well again. Now if we can just get him to sleep again, we'll be back in business.

The weather is starting to warm up again so I'm hoping that the sickies are on their way out for good. The kids have been playing outside for the last couple of days until its so dark that we have to go round them up and force them indoors again. I guess that is one of the great benefits of living here. We don't have to worry about the kids being out late... we know where they are.


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