Tuesday, June 15, 2010


We are on to Round 2, with this illness. Only, it isn't Gavin who is fighting this time. I guess he decided to share the fight with his big brother, Nolan!

I feel so badly for him! He has the same exact symptoms that Gavin had: Fever, increased heart rate, increased respirations and feels miserable! The only good thing about this is that I now have someone who can tell me what was wrong with Gavin, since Gavin couldn't tell me what was going on. Nolan said that his head is VERY achey and his legs are sore, and his belly is aching, plus he feels cold and sweaty. This is probably why Gavin was crying so much over the last couple of days! My poor boys!

So, now poor Nolan has to go through all of this! Nolan is such an easy child to care for when he is sick. He rarely complains and takes it all in stride. He has always been like this. He is not a complainer at all....except about his brothers! :) Please say some prayers for Nolan today!

The good news is:

Gavin is feeling great again! Yay!!!

This illness came on so quickly and fierce, but it obviously only lasts for about 48 hours or so.

I just hope that it doesn't go through 6 Rounds.....and all of us in our family get this! UGH! When does Summer Vacation start again?! I was just saying to Joel that I wish I could have that "Summer Vacation" feeling just one more time again in my life. You know that free feeling you get when the bell rings and you know that you are out of school for 3 whole months?! I suppose adults don't get Summer Vacations anymore.....but I'm holding out for mine!

Also, does anyone have a solution for preventing diarrhea when your child is on antibiotics? Gavin had to be changed 4 times this morning, within a 45 minute time period! I want to stop this soon, if there is a way to do so!

Earlier, I told Caleb that I had just changed Gavin for the 4th time in 45 minutes. And, as soon as I told him that he said; "That is a diaper change every 10 minutes Mom!" I said; "Yes, I'm getting tired of this!" And then I thought to myself; "I had no idea that my 7 year old could divide.....and that quickly too!" I guess he learned lots in school this past year!

Caleb is quite the kid! So, I shouldn't be surprised. He has me wanting to pull my hair out one minute and wanting to give him away and then, the next minute he has me cracking up and realizing what a sweet, loving and smart boy he is! He is something else!

Well, I'm off to change another diaper and give some more medicine! Please let me know when my Summer break starts! Thanks! :)

Oh, and don't forget to pray for Nolan! Thank you!

"The spirit of a man will sustain him in sickness, but who can bear a broken spirit?" Proverbs 18:14


Kelly said...

So glad to hear that Gavin is feeling better! Love that smile of his:) And, I'm also sorry that poor Nolan is feeling well now! Boy, when it rains, it poors!!! Praying that Nolan is feeling better soon and that this is the end to this sick bug!!

Jessica mommy to Alex/ RTS said...

Ok Im not gald you have another sickie, but arent you a little relieved?!?! Now you know it was just a bug and not some scary Gavin thing. Just a regular bug! Sorry:) but I love it when its just regular bugs and I dont have to worry about aspiration, or who knows what!

Cammie Heflin said...

Poor Nolan! I hope he bounces back quickly! It's so great to see Gavin smiling again! If I find out the secret to no loose stools with antibiotics I will pass on the info! Poor Addy breaks out so bad from all of the acidic stool!

stephanie said...

OH Nolan, sending out a prayer right now!! Feel better buddy!

Gavin,well,you look GREAT!!! Love that smile!

Wanna see one on Nolan soon.

April said...

That SMILE made me happy! So glad he's feeling better- hope Nolen gets better soon too!

Becky said...

Hope Nolan feels better soon. Gavin's smile made my heart smile today. Thank you!

Alicia said...

Poor Nolan! So glad Gavin is feeling better though. I will say a prayer for Nolan as well as for the rest of the family to stay well.

As for the antibiotic diarrhea, nothing I have ever found stops it but adding a probiotic helps a little. We use Culturelle, which can be found at grocery stores in the vitamin isle. They make a pediatric formula that is a powder that dissolves in liquid and will go through a g-tube nice and easy. If you can't find the ped formula, buy the capsules and carefully pull them apart and dissolve the contents of the capsule in water. I give Marissa one packet or capsule a day. We actually found that this helped with her tummy issues even when she is not on antibiotics, so she is on it every day now.

Hope that helps!

Lacey said...

So glad this was a quick illness for Gavin. One thing I love about our children with that extra chromosone, is that they never fuss. Everyone I know talks about how their children only cry when something is seriously wrong. Such sweet babies!

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

Poor Nolan, I hope he feels better soon. I am glad to see Gavin's big smile is back! :)

We use Acidophilus for Peanut, to counter the Erythromiacin she takes every single day. It helps with bacterial overgrowth, but also helps prevent antibiotic related diarrea. Maybe that would help him? I get it at Mother's Market. It's soy and dairy free even!

Annette Gysen said...

Ugh! Is there anything worse than a "bug" in the summer? Poor Nolan!

But glad to see that Gavin is feeling better. I hope it all stops right there with the two of them!

Mom Doty said...

It does my heart good to see that sweet, precious smile on Gavin's adorable face! Grandma is so happy that you are feeling better honey. I'm sorry that Nolan caught the bug...hope you feel much better soon sweet Nolan!

You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

Please let me know what I can do to help!


Cathy said...

Nolan, Gavin and momma is in our prayers. Praying also that it stops there and doesn't go any farther. Nolan looks so sick and the picture of Gavin on the couch breaks my heart. You are right we just don't know how much or where they hurt. I have much catching up to do on reading.