Saturday, February 11, 2006

Another update...

Oh, we had a bad day today. On Monday DS weighed 101 pounds, today he's at 85. In what, 5 days, he's lost 16 pounds. I'm really worried. I've had a terrible time again today getting him to eat and drink and honestly I just try to get him to drink. We've cried and screamed and just been miserable all day. He's back to calling me Mommy (he's 11) not that I mind but it's just not usual for him.

When he gets upset, he gets almost hysterical and cries uncontrollably and then almost hyperventilates. (also not normal behavior for him.) During one of these times, he reached out for me wanting a hug. It nearly broke my heart. He eventually came over and curled up in my lap and I just held him for a while. Poor baby. I was having such a hard time getting him to calm down, I finally brought out the massage oil with sandalwood and rose (calming) and massaged his back. It really calmed him and relaxed him. It even slowed his coughing.

I called a woman from church who is a nurse practitioner on post and talked with her because I was worried I might need to take him to the ER. She was VERY helpful and encouraging. She thinks we can wait until Monday as long his temp is low. She said we were doing all the right stuff and just to keep on. She did suggest trying the chewable Tylenol (he can't take the pills b/c it irritates his throat, and the liquid is too thick and hard to swallow). Can you believe he took them!! He had to take 6 of them and it took about 15 minutes to get them all down but he took him.

I offered to run to Sonic and get him a soda and he said yes. I asked him if he wanted something to eat (knowing he wouldn't) and he asked for fries!! Of course he only ate a few of them but he ate them!! Then I offered ice cream and he asked for a milkshake instead so I made him one and he drank most of it too. In fact as I'm typing this he asked for another one. So maybe he is on the mend. He always has a few hours where he is good and seems to be improving but then the bad hours always follow right along.

Well, pray for more good hours tomorrow for us. Until next time....


  1. So sorry about your son's sickness. It is never good when they don't feel good. I found your blog through Moral Moms. I too amd a homeschooling, christian, Democrat. I was looking for other moms like me in blog world. So many blogs by homeschoolers make me irritated. Anyway, I have a blog at

    Peace, Athena, aka Amy

  2. Thank you, Amy. I know what you mean about some of the other blogs. I usually just take a quick look and the move on. I try not to read their politics because I too get pretty angry.

    Anyway, thanks for stopping by and I look forward to getting to know you.

  3. We are getting ready to back to the Doctor's now. He's still not eating but is drinking a little more. I'll update when I get back.