Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Sick Bay

First time M has missed a day in middle school.

One of the few benefits of being sick is having a cat take a nap on you.

M took 3 naps yesterday. One in his bed and the other 2 brief naps on the sofa. He's back in bed now for another nap (first one of today). We're headed for a dr's appointment later this afternoon. I'm afraid that what we're going to hear is that this is a virus and only time will clear it up.

His fever has been running in the 102-103 range without acetominophen. Once he's well again, we're going to have to try again on learning to swallow pills. We tried at least once before with mini M&M's, but with no luck. I know better than to try learning to swallow pills with a sore throat. So for now, we're sticking with chewables. If he doesn't learn to swallow pills, though, I'm going to be extrapolating the appropriate dosage as he's at the top of the range that they give doses for.

At this point, I'm guessing we're in for another sick day tomorrow, but maybe he can go back to school on Friday. I hope! And please, don't let any of the rest of us get this....
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Blogger Carol P. said...

Poor M! Hope he feels better soon!

My J can't swallow tablets (O! The Drama! and it eventually dissolves in her mouth, eeeeeeugh....), but she can swallow caplets. They don't make acetaminophen caplets that aren't extra strength -- at least that I've found -- but a single 200mb ibuprofen caplet approximates her dosage pretty well and she barely notices it going down.

10:58 AM  
Blogger Katherine said...

M got stuck with liquids and chewables - and me approximating dosages since they often don't go as high as his age/weight.

9:37 PM  

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