Thursday, September 16, 2010

Update on Carter Bear

Carter was still running a temp of 102 this morning so I took him to the doctor. His ears looked great but he has picked up a nasty virus. The fever should only last a few more days, but this virus will probably cause cold-like symptoms which can lead into another ear infection. Luckily he still has a few more days of Amoxicillin so hopefully that can ward off any ear infections.

This fever is making him feel pretty crummy and he has refused to hardly eat or drink anything today. I have offered him apple juice, milk, strawberry pedialyte, OJ, decaf sweet tea, popsicles and Jell-O. He has only eaten 1 popsicle, 1/2 container of Jell-O and 1/2 cup of milk all day! He hasn't had a wet diaper since 9:30 am. The doctor told me if he hadn't had a wet diaper by 5:30 tonight then we needed to take him to the ER (that'd be 8 hours without a wet diaper which indicates dehydration). They called me at 5:00 to check on him. At that time, he was eating a Popsicle and had perked up for the first time today. Since he isn't throwing up and was eating a little bit, they told me to see how he does tonight. They think he'll pee tonight. If he's dry in the morning, we've got problems.

Pray for pee tonight!!!

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