Sunday, February 1, 2009

Just in case your curious


This is what a reaction to Amoxicillan looks like in a Paulwog.  He had an ear infection on Martin Luther King Jr. Day so we went and got some antibiotics.  He took those until Sunday morning when we started to notice some spots on his legs.  Since I wasn't sure what it was, I gave him some Benedryl and we stayed home from church.  After his nap, he woke up with about double the spots. I called his doctor and he said it was probably a reaction to his antibiotic.  He said he would call in a prescription for a medicine to help clear it up.  I asked if we should come in the next morning anyway. and he said that would be fine.  So Monday morning dawned and we took this picture of Pauly to document his first real scare-mom-out-of-her-mind illness. Dr. Hafen walked in and said wow. Apparently he thought I was exaggerating the night before.  He gave Paul some prescription strength anti-histamine and I gave him the prescription that had been called in the night before.  By that afternoon, he looked a lot better. By Tuesday he had cleared up completely. It was great to be able to stay home with him on Monday, and I really appreciate what a trooper he is.  He was his usual crazy self through the whole thing.

9 comments:

GRB said...

Poor Paulywog!! He got lots worse after we left on Sunday! I'm glad it was not anything worse that a reaction to his medicine. He is the dang cutest little boy ever!! Yay for crazy Paulywog!!
Elaine

Tyson and Chelsea said...

Oh poor pauly! That look so sad. I'm glad he's doing better. I miss you guys and hope to see you soon!

Pulcheria said...

Poor little guy! I'm glad he's doing better!

Erica Casper said...

Poor little monkey, I am glad he is doing better!

Brandi said...

Oh my goodness! That has got to be so scary as a mother! I'm glad it's all under control now.

W said...

I know what you mean. M had the same out-break to the same meds. Buckle down for the expensive meds from now on. I'm glad he is doing better. No wonder you wanted to wait for craft day. See you on Sat.

coryshay said...

Wow!! Poor pauly! I'm glad he's doing better!

annette said...

Isn't motherhood an adventure?

kcsars said...

Holy cow. Seriously, he looks like a strawberry-milk cow. Oh, poor Pauly!!!
You are a brave mom. Always my hero, but your bravery has surpassed previous pole-vault heights. Way to go, chica.
I hope your Valentine travels have been incredible, and have not become inspiration for further books. But if they have, I guess there's good in everything, even when you have to look really hard!
Love ya, my friend! Glad Paul's feeling better.
~Sars.