So it looks as though this is viral, this morning the congestion set in, and for a virus it is typical for a fever to run high then the "cold" symptoms to come in a few days later. The doctor said that since his right ear doesn't look perfect he will keep Alex on the antibiotics, but it is probably viral. This morning besides waking up crying and early Alex has been pretty normal, but again he is on Motrin, it wears off at 2:00 we will see how things are then. If Alex is still running a fever on Wednesday we go back to the doctor. Thanks for your prayers, and thinking of bird. I feel like I am doing so good with all this you know "syndrome stuff", then when I cant make him better or wonder what is about to happen to upset our lives once more I really start to feel overwhelmed, and wish for that old typical life that was so much easier, but then we wouldn't all have bird now would we.
So much for that up swing I was soooo happy about. We are low, infact maybe we have even fallen off the swing all together.
Alex's fever reached 103.2 on Saturday, he woke up with 101 on Sunday. He had his ears looked at on Saturday night but had been crying so of course they were red. We started him on antibiotic Sunday morning. Fever again Sunday night and very fussy.
I don't think my mouth can take anymore fingers in it. If I have him, his fingers are in my mouth. He has been almost unable to calm at times. I hate to think we are giving him antibiotic for something viral, but after 2 days of high fever, I got scared and wanted to try.
Tomorrow morning I'm calling his doctor to get him in asap......I hope its ears, or a virus, something that will run its course. When he's crying and I see his little ribs when he takes a breath I wonder, is he pulling when he breathes, does he sound hoarse from all the crying or is it strider. He does have calm moments, about an hour after the Motrin kicks in, so I wouldn't think pneumonia with these calm times. I do know its possible.