Wednesday, March 18, 2009

fever strikes again (updated)

Max finally went back to school this week, and he seemed to be doing fairly well. He finished one medicine and has just a few more days on the other.

But when I was bathing him last night, I noticed his breathing seemed more labored than usual. And sure enough, he spiked a fever a few hours later and it only got worse. Tylenol brought it down temporarily, but basically he stayed between 104 and 105 all night. Hmm....

Fortunately Mickey Mouse videos brought us some entertainment in all hours of the night. (Despite being sick, he is still so darn cute...pink and all.)

Hopefully we can get some answers today. I'm not overly worried, but just hoping we can get some healthy days and actual sleep soon. :)
























UPDATE: Max continued to worsen throughout the day. His doctors are thinking he probably needs admitted, but I am *hoping* to keep him at home. They agreed since I was able to arrange nursing for the night. The major concern is that he is not retaining fluids so he needs an IV. One doctor was particularly concerned about the possibility of appendicitis. Most likely, it s a pretty nasty GI bug and we can conquer it here at home with a slow tube drip of pedialyte. Keeping my fingers crossed that he feels better overnight...but they are prepared for him at the hospital too.

15 comments:

Eva Nichole said...

You look so comfy Max, I hope you feel better soon. You and Eva will have to watch your mickey videos together this summer if you all come out here.
Hugs,
Crystal and Eva

Ang said...

awwwwww...max...I hope you feel better soon..

MIC....See you real soon...KEY...why because we like you...

MOUSE...........

love ya buddy

Carolyn said...

Max, you look so relaxed. Hope you are feeling better soon.
Love,
Carolyn

Melissa Elsner said...

Ugh... what is with all these nasty bugs going around. Thank goodness for Mickey Mouse huh? I'm throwing some healthy germs your way right now... Go away fever!

Eva and her 'rents said...

Thinking of you both! Hope Max can stay home and recover soon!

The Claytons said...

Aww.... sweet mighty max I hope you feel better real soon. I hope you can stay home with mommy and not have to go to the hospital. Prayers coming your way for mommy and you that you get better real soon and not have to go in the hospital.

Katy said...

This is such a playboy pose here, Max. I love it.

Your Uncle Bennett and I are sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well...get better soon!

Jen said...

hoping you kick this quickly and don't need to be admitted Mr. Max!

Sarah said...

Oh poor Max. I hope you feel better soon sweetheart! Poor thing! You are in our prayers!
God Bless,
Brian, Sarah, and Caleb

Leslie, Arlin and Katie Kauffman said...

Hope you are feeling better today, Max, and can avoid the hospital. Katie has been sick all week too. Thank goodness we all have Mickey Mouse to cheer us up!

Dora said...

poor little buddy, hope you feel better soon :(

hannah m said...

All healthy thoughts and prayers your way, Sweet Max! Hoping you're feeling better as I type this!

Ang said...

max and amy you are in my thoughts

Kate said...

Hope that things are going better today and Max is feeling at least a little better! We'll be thinking about you both. Take care.
Hugs, Kate :)

Heather said...

I hope he feels better soon (at home!) and that's not a playboy pose, that's the Absolut Hunk pose.
Hopefully you guys can sleep this weekend!
BTW, I lost my babysitter for your class tomorrow too, I'm bummed!