Tuesday, February 8, 2011


That's right. My sweet boy has Pneumonia! I don't know how he got it, and fortunately we got it early, but still ... When he woke up this morning, his fever was 104 degrees! That's the highest his temperature has ever been!

The nurse assured me that a temperature that high is OK. It means his body is doing what it should. It will not cause brain damage, but it could cause a Febrile Seizure. Apparently they are scary as all get-out to see, but don't do any damage. Grrreaaat ...

The doctor thought he might have the Flu as well -- even though he got the vaccine -- but fortunately, he doesn't. For about 10 minutes though, I was terrified, because he's been in close contact with both his great-grandmothers and a little baby in the past 48 hours. (A warning: about 5 cases out of 100 that Allen's practice has seen have been cases where the patients received the Flu vaccine. So there are strains out there that laugh at the vaccine).

Needless to say, we spent the rest of the day at home, with Allen almost constantly touching me. We gave him some cough medicine that causes drowsiness at about 1:00 this afternoon. He fought sleep until about an hour before his next dose. Such will power he has!

Fever is still running pretty high, but we're armed with Tylenol, Amoxicillan, and Dimetapp. Mom and Allen will be home-bound for the next few days, so feel free to call us or email us or Facebook us or whatever. Mama's really bored!



KMag said...

Poor Baby! Give him extra kisses from me and tell him that we love him bunches.

kate said...

You are NEVER going to hear the end of the virtues of wearing socks now. Give Allen lots of hugs from me and you hang in there too.

drevas said...

You ARE bored! Three new posts?! Poor Allen. Elena had her first real fever this past week. 2 days of just sitting on our laps staring at the TV or sleeping. Hope everyone's better soon!

Olivia said...

Aww, poor Allen. And poor you! We miss you guys and hopefully everything will be back to normal soon.