Friday, January 30, 2009

What next?!

On Sunday 2 weeks ago, my baby got sick. I took him to the doctor only to discover an ear infection in his left ear. Poor baby. Dr. Godfrey gave us some amoxicillin and we were on our way. On the 9th day (Tuesday) of our 10 day prescription, Abbott develops a cough. I figured it was the tail end of the cold showing up, but he was up all night Tuesday and really miserable on Wednesday so we head back to the doctor. It's here I find out that Abbott has caught himself a respiratory bug and we have nothing to do but let it run its course. We head home and have a pretty rough night, but he really seems to feel better on Thursday so I think that we are on the road to recovery. Well.....Abbott stays home with Ryan today and decides he needs just one more trip to the doctor this week...you know, just for the heck of it. He gets his way by developing a rash, slowly at first, starting right along his belly at the top of his diaper. This rash spreads to his thighs by the time I get home from work and within an hour the rash has spread from those places up both sides of his trunk and under his arms. This isn't just any rash.....he has giant swollen welps all over him. He looks like a swarm of mosquitos got to him. It's really a little scary. So here we go to the doctor today for the last appointment slot on a Friday afternoon, 4:45pm. It has been only 2 days since we were last in the office. It's a good thing we like our doctor! Anyway, to make a long story longer, Abbott EITHER is manifesting his current virus in the form of hives OR he is allergic to the penicillin contained in his amoxicillin. Oh yeah, and his right ear now has an infection, BUT the good doctor gave us a penicillin-free antibiotic, just in case. Well, here are some pictures of his lovely markings:




And here is a picture of his sweet face!

4 comments:

Natalie said...

Kelly! I'm so sorry! I know I've had allergic reactions before that look like that and they're NO FUN!!! Poor Abbott.

Heidi said...

POOR ABBOTT!!!!! Keep us posted on his recovery!

Audra Lynn said...

Poor baby! And poor mommy and daddy!

julie. said...

poor bug...i hope he's not allergic to penicillin.