February 2015 end of month update
I was hoping not to have to post anything for the last few weeks of February. The hope was that it would be an uneventful time. While there was nothing major, it was an interesting few weeks.
I took Ruth Ann and Samuel to their follow up ENT visits. Josiah actually wanted to have a turn in the chair and have them look in his ears…he HATES that!!! He did not get a turn, but did get a sucker and sticker, which made him happy.
The next morning, Josiah had his first additional therapies. We attempted to do OT first at 8:15 and PT at 9:00. He was very worn out and went home to sleep for 4+ hours. I was hoping to do the therapies back to back so we’d only have to go into town for therapy twice a week, but that may prove to be too much for him.
The last week of February was a week full of yucky sickness. Samuel was sick one day over the weekend. On Sunday Josiah was not acting like himself, and by Monday afternoon he had a fever and slept most of the day. Thursday morning Ruth Ann woke up with a fever. We visited the doctor and Ruth Ann was put on antibiotics for an ear infection and Josiah on antibiotics as well because his cold symptoms had lasted too long. The doctor thought he might have strep as well, but because he was getting on antibiotics anyway, decided not to do a test. I’m glad, because Josiah was already angry, and a strep test would’ve made it much worse!
Friday morning I noticed a slight rash on Josiah’s belly and back and made a note to keep an eye on him. Around noon the rash was brighter and resembled the little dots that would show up during chemotherapy, which signaled it was time to give more benadryl. AGH!
I called the doctor and his antibiotic was switched and amoxicillin was added to Josiah’s allergy list. I’m very thankful that the reaction was just a simple rash!
On a final note, Josiah’s MRI was changed from March 4th to March 13th. The change was made so Josiah could receive Botox in his right arm while being sedated for the MRI. We’ll be at the hospital at 7am, he’ll get the Botox shots at 8:30 and the MRI will be at 9.