Saturday, February 13, 2010

Two sick weeks

What a two weeks it has been. I'm tired, the house is a mess, the kids are finally asleep, I'm tired, I'm tired... but I have finally some time to myself! :)

Little R was away from school all this week, and two days off last week. The poor little guy was in bed (and quiet - nice break for DH and me) with a fever since Saturday. He didn't get out of bed for longer than 10 minutes until Tuesday). I thought that he was all better on Wednesday so that he could go to school again on Thursday, but the ended up in bed again that afternoon.

DH took him to a walk-in clinic to see why he had had a fever for so long. There was a room full of sick adults, and just because he was a child didn't mean there was any preferential treatment for him. In the end, his crying got to the receptionist, and into the doctor's room they went. End result: the doctor said that all Little R had was a fever. Yes, I could have told you that! This is one of the reasons we tend not to take our children to doctors for little things like cold and flus because we KNOW what their symptoms are; we just want to make sure the the REASON behind the symptoms is not serious. No complaints about the doctor; he was just doing his job.

Anyway, they were sent home with the advice to administer Tylenol every four hours. Great (sarcasm). Tylenol (acetaminophen) is about the only common medicine that Little R is NOT supposed to take. Tylenol (Acetaminophen) depletes Glutathione (necessary for removal of mercury). Here's link to an article about Tylenol if you'd like to read it:

Well, despite what the Tylenol does to glutathione, the little guy seems to be much better today. Unfortunately, he's not had the best time keeping his food down because of this coughing. As I was cleaning up his vomit, I wondered how far barf could actually splatter. It was on my dishwasher, the fridge, the oven, the kitchen floor, me, my clothes, my slippers... the wall. I hope he's better tomorrow.

Little S was horribly unwell for about three days, but she is up and about talking and bossing the cats around again, so she's all right. She says hi to all of you.

Happy Lunar New Year!

1 comment:

  1. Sending good vibes your way....

    What about ibuprofen (Motrin) that is what we use when C's fevers get really bad. We tend to let the fever ride out as we call it but sometimes it's just too high for us to be comfortable with it.

    Other things we do are cool baths (not cold); sorbet (ice cream is too hard for him to digest when he has a tummy upset); ice cubes in everything he drinks (well except my milk).

    I also use something called febriplex it's a homeopathic :