January 30, 2012

Waving My White Flag

Cooper is sick. Again. On the 1st, he woke up with an upper respiratory infection. Apparently it was going around, and it lasted 3ish weeks, and usually developed into some sort of virus. He, literally, just got over that last week. He finally started having a normal appetite on Thursday. Yay!

Then, Saturday he woke up with a cold-sounding thing. Cough, runny nose, fever, etc. He took a FIVE hour nap. Five. And even then, I finally woke him up to eat dinner, and then he went back to bed a couple of hours later. Yesterday when he got up, one of his eyes was crusted shut, and green stuff was coming out. (TMI? Sorry) So, we took him to urgent care, where we found out he has RSV, which is not as scary as I thought it was. Maybe because of his age, and older “babies” handle it better, or so I learned.


He can’t go to daycare for at least a week. And Lee and I are super, super busy at work. Thank God for our parents. Lee’s mom is coming up on Wednesday to watch Cooper for a couple of days.

Last night, he went to bed at 5pm. For the night. Luckily, he has been sleeping throughout the night on his own. I don’t know how. Probably because he’s just so worn out. Although, he does seem to play well and act pretty okay during the day.

And then, this morning, his eyes looked horrible. Totally swollen and red and crusty. So I called his pedi’s office, and they said (in not such a nice way) that he probably has an infection in his eye and needs to be seen.

So, you know, just to recap: This poor child has basically been sick since September 1. Then he got tubes mid-December, and he was well again!! Then the damn upper respiratory infection, now this.

This weekend, I considered taking him out of daycare and finding someone to watch him at our house during the day. But I’m not sure. I like the structure of his daycare, and he needs to able to play with other kids, I feel. And, who knows if that would take care of him getting sick all the time, but I can’t imagine it would be anything else. And then, would he just always get sick later on when he started preschool?

I’m waving my white flag here. When will he stop getting sick?! Is this just what it’s like when you have little ones? I feel so bad for him, and worse that I can’t stay home with him. And don’t even get me started on how disappointed I am (and have been) with his pedi’s office. I think we are finally switching this time.


Jax said...

Poor Coop! I totally would have been waving my white flag long before now. And your pedi's office doesn't sound very empathetic. I definitely vote to switch! I wonder if you could ask the book of the face for recommendations. I got some great doc recs when I asked on there...

S said...

Poor baby! After reading Jackie's comment, I HIGHLY recommend my ped. We go to Tulsa Pediatric and Adolescent Care and see Dr. Le. They are great and always entertain my ridiculous fears and let us come in for just about anything (we have seen 3 of the docs and one of the NPs and have only not liked one of the docs and the NP is amazing!). B Jr had RSV at 2.5 months. It's hard. Does he have to do breathing treatments? God bless that sweet boy. The only thing that makes me feel any better when he is sick is to keep telling myself that he is making his immune system stronger. I hope he feels better soon. Praying for yall.

Ashley @ KiwisandCocktails said...

what the hell? I cant believe he is still sick :(( Are a lot of kids at daycare sick? He was never sick before he went, right? Poor little guy and sorry you have to deal with this :((

Ashley @ KiwisandCocktails said...

by the way, you took him to the chiro before, right? I actually had Andrew take Anika to her chiro this morning because we thought she had an ear infection and he checked for us..she didnt, but he did his thing and Andrew said she seems so much beter since....and he is skeptical of the chiro and thinks it might be a waste of money...but he sounded optimistic after taking her today... HE said the adjustment could help drain her ear? I need to read into this and see how its possible.

Erica said...

This is so tough! I wish thing would get better, poor little guys. We had a rough winter last year with sickness. It thankfully this year has been much better, so far. I'd say definitely see a new doc, maybe even a specialist? Prayers!

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

Awww man....poor guy!

I hope he feels better soon!

Aja said...

Goodness! I'm so sorry Ashley this sounds just awful. Prayers for Cooper! And for you- it had to get better soon! So glad your parents can help out.