Sick Kid

I haven’t posted much in a few weeks—it seems like we’ve all been dealing with a string of colds and coughs that just. won’t. go. away. Davy has been the hardest hit—we finally took him into the doctor today and learned that the poor little guy has RSV, respiratory syncytial virus, and a piggyback ear infection. And possibly pneumonia. The doctor gave us antibiotics for the infection, which will likely knock out the pneumonia too if it’s there, but the only treatment for RSV is rest and lots of fluids. It’s one of those things that’s really mild in older kids and barely noticeable in adults, but can be quite serious for babies. So in a way I’m glad we’re dealing with this now, and not in a couple months when we’ll have a newborn in the house.

Davy hates the medicine, and hates us for forcing it on him, and hates the cough that wakes him up in the middle of the night, and hates not being able to go to school or have playdates with his friends, and generally is a very crabby two year old right now. Poor little tough guy.

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