Saturday, October 4, 2008

The Good Through the Bad

Well this week has been a little rough. Cayden has been sick . . . sick enough for his temp to get to 103.2 on Thursday and 104.4 on Friday! Bryan took him to the doctor last night and they suspect he has pneumonia. I say "suspect" because they don't want to do chest x-rays when they are this little, they just treat it like it is pneumonia. He is now on an antibiotic, a cough med. with albuterol in it, and the newest is a steroid to open up his throat from his coughing so much. We are also alternating Motrin and Tylenol. We are really hoping that he will be able to go to daycare on Monday because we had to take Tuesday-Friday off last week. For those of you that know Cayden well, you know he is a happy child. I have to tell you through all of this, he has smiled at the doctors, waved and smiled at the pharmacists (who know us by name!!!!), and been in a generally okay mood. The only time he has been GRUMPY is when his fevers start rising. However, over the last few days he has taken one step twice, taken two steps once, and learned to clap. While not for good reasons, Bryan and I have enjoyed our time home with him.

Michael has not taken it too well that Cayden has been getting a lot of attention however. He has been a jealous bee! Last night though I took him to a birthday party. He was very polite, listened well, and was a good eater. I was very proud to claim him as my son. Today he and dad are off getting haircuts and buying a pumpkin for us to carve, which will be a first. Next weekend is Hey Day which should be a lot of fun!

1 comment:

Jackie Brown said...

Cayden is growing up quickly. Very cute cow costume; ours was a pumpkin for the fall festival. Hope your family is doing well; sound like our story; sick one day, better the next. We were glad to see all the family together at BBC. Talk soon, David, Jackie and family