Sunday, April 1, 2012

sick baby.

Elliot has had a thick runny nose for weeks now. WEEKS. At first, I thought it was just a cold. Then, I decided that it was probably allergies, because allergy season is in full swing here in Texas and I've been feeling pretty crappy lately thanks to my allergies.

Friday he started running a temperature that slowly turned into a high fever, and he also started having diarrhea. Yesterday, he was completely lethargic and out of it. He was even exhausted after waking up from his THREE AND A HALF HOUR nap! His fever had broken, and it was HOT outside, so we decided to head out to the river where Elliot would have a nice distraction {he was super fussy just hanging out around the house}. Well, he didn't want to play in the water, explore the rocks, eat smores, or do ANYTHING, really.

After a little bit, his fever returned and he was just laying in everyone's laps looking quite pathetic and miserable.

... and before long, he just konked out right in the midst of all the noise and activity.

We packed up and headed home. He was just burning up. BURNING UP! Of course, I couldn't find our thermometers {somehow Elliot had managed to lose both of them} and none of our neighbors happened to have one, either. So after some debate, we decided to give him a quick lukewarm bath, followed by the bottle he was begging us for, more Tylenol, and we put him to bed.

He slept fine until about 3am, when he woke up screaming because his fever had spiked again and his sheets and clothes and... everything... was covered in poop. I stayed up with him from 3-7 before he finally fell asleep again. The minute he woke up we headed straight for the ER to find out what the heck was wrong with our little man.

Turns out, he has an ear infection in each ear, and the doctor was concerned because he was also showing a lot of flulike symptoms. In her words, he "looked" like the flu with his high fever, red eyes and cheeks, runny nose, and his poor sore bum. Sooo, we were sent home with medications and are supposed to head straight back if he gets any worse.

One of the hardest parts about being a mama is when your little love gets sick and there's nothing you can really do about it other than try to comfort them. :( Hopefully he feels better soon!


  1. Poor babe! Feel better soon. Hope you get some rest, Jess!

  2. There should be some law against momma's and babies getting sick at the same time. Hope it's really quick and you both feel better soon!

  3. poor guy :( hopefully he's on the mend!

  4. oh those pictures are heart breaking! at least you found a source & can treat the infections... get better soon elliot!!

  5. Poor little guy! I hope he feels better soon xx

  6. oh no! So sorry - hope he feels better soon. Nothing worse than a sick baby :( It breaks our hearts as mommy's


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