It seems like Little Dude just can’t catch a break. Three weeks ago, we brought him to the medical clinic for a bad cough to find out he had an ear infection on both sides. Then, the morning after finishing the antibiotics he’d been taking for ten days, he broke into hives and suffered through the bad reaction all weekend. He’d been doing pretty good for the last two days or so and then, yesterday morning, something was off.
He woke up in a good enough mood, but things quickly went downhill. After throwing a tantrum when we had to force him to take his Benadryl, his screams and tears became more insistent. He refused to walk, repeating the word “hurt” over and over again (a word he’d also used over the weekend, at the peak of his hives, when it was time to walk). When, I asked him where it hurt, he told me it was to his knees.
Feeling that the tears and tantrum were more than those of a terrible two toddler who’s just plain sick of being sick, I decided to bring him in to the walk-in clinic. It turns out that the little one has lots of fluid in his ears (which isn’t infected…yet…). As for the pains, the doctor told me that hive sometimes came with joint pains. He suggested we give some Motrin for the next five days to see if things got better. After giving Charles two doses of Motrin, I see a big improvement! Though the little guy walks as though he was an old man, at least he’s walking again.
So now, Little Dude is on a nice cocktail of Motrin and Benadryl for the next five days. Here’s to hoping that he’ll be spared from any pain or discomfort for a while by Monday.