Three Kids

Three Kids

Friday, October 28, 2016

Sinus infection :(

Our sweet (and crazy) boy has had a tough month. 

Right before his birthday in September he had a terrible sinus infection. After about 8 days of the antibiotic, Justin and I felt he was almost worse than he was a week before! He never had a fever, he just couldn't stop coughing. I ended up running him to the clinic about 2 days after he finished his antibiotic. We were unable to see his pediatrician, which was a bummer. Given his medical history, we always prefer to see his doctor. Anyway, this doctor said his chest/lungs still sounded fine, but that his ear had a little fluid, and that the ear that he had his tubed pulled from in June still had a hole. Ugh. So we made an appointment with his ENT. Unfortunately, to get into our ENT, it was about a 12 day wait. Again, given all of Jaxon's previous issues, we wanted to be sure to see our ENT and not a different one.

We were finally able to get to his appointment on the 18th. His sinus infection was awful. He ended up prescribing a steroid (hopefully NEVER again) and an antibiotic for 5 days ... then off for 5 days and then back on for 5 days. He also said the hole is still in his left ear. If it hasn't closed by the spring, he will need to have surgery. :(

That steroid + this kid = a total hyper, emotional wreck. He wasn't naughty, but he had no control of his actions, which is a very common side effect of the medicine. I will pray that we never have to use it again. Thankfully, our preschool teachers were so patient with him. At school, they saw the hyper side ... at home we saw the hyper side and the super emotional side. He would have the biggest meltdown over nothing, and then seconds later he would be laughing hysterically. We were definitely happy when we could start to wean him off the steroid.

He seems to be doing well now. He starts his last round of antibiotics tomorrow. Hopefully this will be it, and he will be great the rest of the fall/winter! Thankfully, he didn't have to miss any school through all of this!

Thumbs up for being so brave with all of his medicine!

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