Ryan and Luke…bestest of brothers

October 19, 2009

Sick

Filed under: Uncategorized — by branry @ 7:55 pm

For those of you that didn’t hear through the grapevine or on Facebook, Ryan had the H1N1 flu.  Super fun.  Not.  It was a very long week filled with sleepless nights, doctor and urgent care visits, and the drive thru pharmacy.  It is scary to know your child has a virus that some kids are actually dieing from.  It is especially scary when your child has an “underlying condition” like asthma that seems to make it even worse.  Luckily, the virus did not go to his lungs.  He had a very high fever for 4 days, and twice in the middle of the night we had to sponge bathe him because Motrin wasn’t working.  Ryan is prone to high fevers, something we learned when he was 10 months old.  Then the fever was gone for a day and came back with a horrible cough.  That is when I took him in for the second time and had him tested.  He was put on Tamiflu and we saw a major difference with just 2 doses.  He has been fever and symptom free since Thursday so I think it is really gone. 

 Ethan, Luke or I never had symptoms.  Ethan and I rushed out to get vaccinated to protect Luke, and Ethan’s co-workers in case we were carriers.

The information seems to be so different on the flu that its hard to keep it all straight.  Luke is at the age where he can be vaccinated, but needs a smaller dose.  That is another scary thing to think about, but we also don’t want him to have a 104 degree fever and terrible cough for 7 days either. 

Luke’s croup is finally gone after almost 2 weeks.  He was on antibiotics in case a bacterial infection developed, plus a steroid and albuterol.  Ryan was also on an antibiotic because while at urgent care for our first visit they found double ear infections.  Poor kid.

So, we are back to real life, almost.  I am keeping Ryan home an extra day from school.  Wednesday his class is going to the pumpkin patch and he will enjoy that.  He needs some time outside in the fresh air.  I’ve also been going stir crazy in the house and went to Target last night after Luke went to bed.

Luke is still sleeping through the night mostly, since the croup he has been waking up between 2-4 am.  He usually has a dirty diaper so I can understand why he would be up, but it takes hrs to get him back to sleep.  I still love his schedule and that he goes to bed early, but its hard to do anything during the day.  There is only about 2 hrs between his naps so that doesn’t leave much time.  Sleep is still worth it 🙂

Its time for Ryan to take a nap, and most likely Luke will be up any minute.  I was going to write one day they will nap at the same time, but I don’t think at 4 yrs old Ryan will be napping much longer…but I can dream!

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1 Comment »

  1. Oh my goodness, i just want to give Luke a squeeze!!!! if you don’t mind my offering one piece of advice, the one that has saved my sanity, its quiet time. So when Ryan decides he is no longer sleeping, he still has quiet time. Put him in his room with some books to look at and maybe a car or two to play with quietly and leave him for and hour to hour an a half. That can be scheduled around Luke’s nap and you get a free break. Jacob STILL has quiet time every day. It lets them get a break from each other and a rest which they still need. It is also our silent reading time so we automatically have reading time built in when they actually start to read.
    I can’t wait to see you guys next week!

    Comment by myenchantedgarden — October 27, 2009 @ 6:33 pm |Reply


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