Friday, November 14, 2008

Anthony's Illness

Anthony had a rough week last week, but he seems to be better now. He was running high fevers for 8 days, and no one could seem to figure out what was wrong. We had almost every test in the book...

flu test

rsv test

strep test


chest xray

rapid respiratory panel

In the end, everything came back normal, so the conclusion is that it was just a nasty virus. Poor baby...he had to get 3 rounds of antibiotic shots (one in each leg each time) just to cover any underlying bacterial illnesses. (They had to make sure it wasn't meningitis or sepsis or an underlying pneumonia). One time his mommy had to give one of the shots (on Sunday) because there was no one else there (besides Dr. Wong) to give the second one...(gulp! it's different when it's your own child!!!).

Here's a pitiful picture of just a few of his band-aids.

And here's a smile to say "I'm really okay!"

As of Monday, he has been over the hump and on the road to recovery. No more high fevers and acting more like himself (just a little cranky still). Today (Friday) is the first day he has been completely himself...playful, happy, sweet-spirited.