Thursday, June 7, 2007

Thankful Thursday: Healing from illness

Since #2 and #3 have had a nasty virus and #3 has had pneumonia, I have been concerned about #4 getting either or both. Last night was a long night - he fussed and cried from midnight until 5am with only brief breaks for dozing. He was so uncomfortable and slightly warm.

This morning, when the Bookworm King woke me from my "night's sleep" (read "brief nap"), #4 had a low-grade fever. He was still uncomfortable. I called our new (and very nice) pediatrician and got him an appointment right way. Then I emailed three friends to pray along with us for a good report and complete healing for #4 with NO hospital stay (which is quite likely for a four week old with a fever). And we left for the doctor's appointment. (I admit, on the way, I called ComfyDenim to whine about my night and morning. Occasionally, a mom just has to whine.)

The doctor was visibly worried about illness in a baby this small. But the fever was gone when we arrived at the doctor's office (Hallelujah!). And upon examination, Dr. F. found that #4 has an infection in his left ear. He started him on an antibiotic and gave me dosing instructions for a decongestant for someone as tiny as #4. (Oh, and we learned that #4 now weighs ten pounds.) This evening, he is resting more comfortably, and is breathing much easier. I'm hoping for a good night!

Also, #2 and #3 are both back to their normal selves! So, as soon as #4 returns to his normal self, we'll declare our household healthy! Hopefully it will last for the summer because we have things to do besides sit here and change out videos and play quietly.


11 comments:

Kathleen aka Coffee Mom said...

Glad to hear he's doing better. You can always email me with a prayer request too.

Alycia said...

So happy that your baby's fever broke!!! And, that your children are slowly on the mend. That is something to be thankful for!! Blessings to you, from Okinawa, Japan!

Denise said...

Sorry that your precious children have all been sick, praying for your family.

mamabright said...

I'm so glad your adorable bookworms are feeling better...my 6yo had pneumonia a couple months ago...so I can sympathize with you...

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blessings, amy :-)

Our Peculiar Life said...

Hallelujah! And definite praises for NO hospital stay!!! You can email me for prayers too. Always!

Andie said...

I'm glad to know you are all getting healthy again. I hope you get a good night of rest, SOON!
Blessings to you and all the bookworms!
Andie

Tammy and Parker said...

I'm glad that you guys are doing better. And no more fever, yea!

ComfyDenim said...

Rejoicing..

and That's what I'm here for. :-)

A&EMom said...

Yeah!!! Better babies make brighter mommies! May you be blessed with sweet sleep tonight!

jugglingpaynes said...

Awww. Poor baby. I'm glad #4's fever broke. Prayers for a healthy summer.
Get well soon, children!

Peace and Laughter,
Cristina

diane said...

So, so, happy everyone is feeling a better.