|Right??? You can even see it pouring out!|
Epiglottitis, he decided to go ahead and do a round of meds. Now he didn't go into detail on how serious this could be but I gathered that it was not something you want to sign your kid up for. By the end of the appointment he told me he was going to give him a week on antibiotics (sidenote... he clearly picked the most expensive ones he could find at $50 after insurance... it also didn't help that I was buying one of everything from the toy aisle in hopes that it would make him feel better) and told me to watch his breathing.
We've since researched this illness a little further and I don't think he has it but you can bet I'll be making hourly visits to his room tonight to listen to his breathing. I am confident that there is a sore throat though because he's been chugging water all day (of course he's thirsty since he's wearing most of the liquid in his body) but when he took a sip of juice on two different occasions today he started sobbing again. Juice burns... water doesn't. Now beyond all that he's been acting fussy but still playing. I'm wondering if it isn't strep or something like that but the doc didn't look in his throat (remember this wasn't a symptom I was confident of until we got home) so if he is worse tomorrow I will give them a call and update the symptom list. Either way this antibiotic should treat whatever it is. So I'm just praying (please go ahead and jump on this bandwagon with me) that there are no new symptoms, especially the scary ones, that the antibiotics kick this quickly, and that no one else catches it, especially Ty and our visitors yesterday.
What a day! So grateful for my boys tonight and for my mom who left work so I could leave Ty with her and then stayed all afternoon to help!!!