My littlest has been congested since birth. Alright, I’m stretching the truth. But really, he has been congested/coughing for the last two weeks. I wasn’t overly concerned because he was still acting normal and he just had some new teeth poke through.
There have been news article after new article of young children passing away from flu complications. As soon as one of my has a sniffle, I am on edge (thank you anxiety!)
Friday night, my little one woke up and as soon as I picked him up I could tell he was hot. I took his temperature, and he was “only” at 101. I gave him some Tylenol and he went back to sleep. Four hours later, I took his temperature again and he was at 102. He was cranky and just plain acting sick at this point. I gave him Motrin and waited. After about an hour, he was still going strong at 102. I knew I wouldn’t be happy until he was checked out.
I took him the pediatrician. I am very thankful for their walk in hours. They checked him out and found an ear infection!! I had never been so happy to hear he had an ear infection. They still swabbed him for the flu, but luckily it came back negative.
Four doses of antibiotics later, I’m hoping we sleep better tonight.
I always feel like I’m overreacting when I run one of them to the doctor, but I’d rather be safe! I can’t wait for this cold/Flu season to be over.