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