Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Sick, Sad Baby J

UPDATE! - Mr. J is feeling better, turns out he has a ear infection in his left ear and a sore throat from all the drainage. He's on an antibiotic now so he should be back to normal in the next day or so. The doctor said it was good that I brought him in because he was probably in pain and the antibiotic would help ease that quicker. Mommy doesn't like her boy to hurt.

On a better note, here are some pictures of Hugsy in the tub. In the bottom picture please note the teeny bruise on his forehead. Friday he bumped it on the computer monitor that sits on the floor.
Poor Joners is sick. He's been a bit congested for a week now, but it ramped up in earnest yesterday afternoon. I made appointments with Brittany our acupuncturist and Erica our chiropractor. He got a shoni shin treatment which seemed help right away and an herbal tincture. Then I locked our keys in the car, thank you AAA. We both received our adjustments. By the time we got home yesterday the fever was up to 103.5.

Now here is where my dilemma started. If you read my blog you know that I am trying to do things naturally. The natural method is to let a fever run its course and not to medicate. Well, I tried, but 103.5 is too high for this first time mommy to let go. We dosed him up with tylenol. I made an appointment with his pediatrician this morning. We go in at 1:15. I tried my natural methods, but the wheezing, coughing, lack of appetite, and intermittent fever is just too much. I do think the natural way would work, I just don't have the heart to make him wait it out.

PS. - New Favorite Show - Jon and Kate Plus 8! Love, Love, Love it!


they keep me laughing said...

Awwh! Poor Joners. I do agree that trying to do things naturally is best, but sometimes you just gotta drug em up! :)
P.S. - Love Jon & Kate Plus 8 too! Going to get a tummy tuck like her! lol

Kelle said...

What a punkins! I think you did the right thing by putting an end to it. Fevers can be scary things and not to be messed with. I love doing natural when possible, but I know I love my pediatrician and think God gave her a great brain, a wonderful education, and a caring heart for my Lainey Love!

Anonymous said...

I think really, for me, the "natural" way to do things is to try your best to follow your instincts. I think that mostly my instincts say let things run their course, etc etc, but 103.5 is pretty darn high- so you do what you think is right. I know I'd be popping tylenol at that point...