January 26, 2005

Don't catch our bug!

Just when I thought things couldn't get any crazier...they did.

Elijah's been sick for a week. Friday afternoon he suddenly turned worse so I took him to the doctor. The doctor sent us straight to the ER. He was worried Elijah might have pnumonia or RSV. Turns out his lungs were clear (thank God!), but the RSV test came back positive. They sent us back home with a prescription for steroids.

By Sunday, Elijah didn't seem to be getting any better. Not only that, but he had stopped eating because his throat was so sore he could hardly swallow. Monday morning he was even worse, so we went back to the doctor. Gues what? We were sent back to the hospital.

This time, Elijah was admitted. We stayed overnight, with them doing nothing except monitoring him and gave him a dose of Tylenol (wooopeeee!). I thought it was rather senseless. The pediatrician there said he shouldn't have been on the steroids to begin with and that she thought his lungs sounded clear.

All in all, very frustrating. I mean, when different doctors tell you different things, WHO are you supposed to believe? Crazy, I tell ya!

In the meantime, my aunt calls and tells me that Emily is very sick. Granny ended up taking her to the doctor, so now she's on meds as well.

Anyway, we're back at home now. Elijah slept all night last night--HALLELUJAH! He ate about 4 oz of applesauce last night, then drank a big cup of milk this morning so his appetite must be returning. He's so weak from not eating that he can barely walk. And he wants to get down and play but just doesn't have the energy. I'm hoping he'll eat a little more today so that he will regain his energy.