Spring fever has hit our household in more ways than one…there is a definite collective longing for the lazy, unstructured days of summer starting to develop but poor Rudy also came down with the yucky kind of fever making him pretty miserable for the past few days.
There was a staff shuffle within the district that resulted in a nurse switch for Rudy and last Friday was his first day with Nurse Viviana. Sadly, he came down with a fever and was sent home from school early that day and hasn’t been back to school yet. (Sorry for the crummy first week of Rudy duty Viviana!) His symptoms were typical of the viral infections he gets from time to time so we hunkered down to wait for it to run it’s course. Usually Rudy responds by sleeping but this time around he was pretty inconsolable and he found it difficult to find a comfortable position which resulted in 4 days and nights of fitful, sporadic rest. His fever didn’t respond to the Motrin/Tylenol regimen so I took him to see his pediatrician today for help.
It looks like Rudy is battling multiple infections…a viral infection for sure and 2 unrelated bacterial infections (ear and strep). 😦 He’s on amoxicillin now so hopefully it will start working on the bacterial infections quickly allowing his body to rest while the viral infection takes care of itself. Rudy needs to be on the antibiotic for 48 hours before he can go back to school so maybe he’ll be able to return to school on Friday…to nurse Viviana and all his friends he’s missing! 🙂
We sure appreciate prayer for complete healing and lots of much needed rest. Thank you friends!!