Saturday, January 15, 2011


Sam has had a low grade fever since Monday and then a cough started on Friday and it seemed to hurt him. We tried to take Sam to urgent care last night, but they close at 7 p.m. So, I spent the night sleeping with Sam in the lazy boy and finally got him to settle into his crib around 1 a.m. We went back to urgent care this morning at 8 a.m. Poor Sam has an ear infection. I didn't think he had one since he wasn't tugging on it or anything. Now I feel bad that I waited so long to see the doctor. He just had a low grade fever. I didn't know that baby ear canals are horizontal and a breeding ground for infection since stuff can't drain from them well. Sam is now on a amoxicillin.

Sam spent the day in my arms, in the lazy boy sleeping on and off. He's been very unhappy....poor little guy. He still has the fever that comes and goes every 6-8 hours, so they told me to keep giving him infant ibuprofen too. Not eating much, but I made sure he was fully hydrated. My sister suggested I elevate one end of the mattress crib. I finally got him to bed at about 7:30 and we'll see how tonight goes.

I can't wait to get back my happy, healthy little boy.

1 comment:

Connie said...

Don't feel bad, Trac. I'm sure he didn't have the ear infection the entire time. Sounds like a virus that morphed into an infection.