lil mister has been acting very strangely for the last couple of days, not eating well, not sleeping, and a whole lot of screaming. last night he woke after only an hour's sleep screaming and bright red with fever. i took his temperature (and god do i hate trying to stick that in his bum) and was shocked to see it at 102.6. After a short debate with his daddy and a failed attempt to put him in a cool tub, my common sense won out and we took a late night trek to the hospital. At the hospital, his temperature had already raised to almost 103 so we gave him some motrin and settled down for our mere 4 hour wait in the lobby (bastards). Turns out he had an ear infection, bugger on the damn ear infection vaccine which apparently is only able to reduce ear infections by 20-30%. So thus starts little misters first official illness and his lifelong struggle with ear infections. As a mom and a former chronic sufferer of ear infections, I only hope that his history of them is less than mine.
Giving the amoxicillian to him and the motrin is a far different story, he is very resistant to the syringes, I may just have to start giving it to him in a small bottle of formula, that is, if i can ever get him to eat *sad panda face*. He's still very fussy, still very sleep and food resistant, despite the huge shot of antibiotics that they gave him last night. I sure wish he'd start feeling better. I miss my little lightbulb of joy.