Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Poor Benny :(

Benny has been in a bad way these last few days. He came down with a fever on Saturday, and on Sunday and into Monday his cough was unbearable. He has held onto the fever, and at times it has been up to over 104. He is so miserable, my poor little guy. I was unable to stay home with him today due to unavoidable work conflicts, so Andrew stayed home with the boys and pretty much served as Ben's personal mattress. Ben just couldn't keep those sad little eyes open today, sleeping at least 8 hours throughout the day. This from a kid who gives us only an 1 1/2 hour nap most days, if we're lucky. Despite all that daytime slumber, he still sacked out before he was even in his crib at bedtime. When I got home from work this evening and took over the cuddling duties, I noticed that his left ear was also starting to goop again. So not only does he have a really bad cold, or possibly even the flu, he's got an ear infection to boot. Can't a 17 month old get a break! So tomorrow it's my turn to stay home and get him into the doctor ASAP to start another round of antibiotics. Since he was just treated for an ear infection in the same ear less than 3 weeks ago, I am praying that we won't have to start the discussion of putting tubes in his ears. Please pray for little Ben to start feeling better quickly. My poor little guy. It breaks my heart to see him this way! But despite feeling as bad as he does, he still can light up a room with that sweet smile. You just gotta love him!

1 comment:

John and Alisha Stults said...

Poor little guy! Does the doctor know why he gets so many ear infections? Micah and Caleb got them so many times, but once they were weaned they seemed to stop getting them. Our new doctor finally put Caleb on routine antibiotics until just a month or so ago. Maybe that's an option.