Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Taylor's two months from Hell...
My poor, poor baby had had a awful two weeks; he started last Tuesday with a fever of 102, body aches, a cough and very sore chest. He went to the doctor on Wednesday and he had an upper respiratory infection; poor guy, I felt so bad for him and had a really hard time sleeping because I was so worried about his fever. The doc gave him an anti-biotic and cough syrup with codeine, so he was out all day Thursday, Friday and Saturday. If you know Taylor at all, you know that he has a very hard time being stuck in the house, but his body just couldn't handle much so he didn't have a choice. Thankfully, I was able to get his fever down with Tylenol in 24 hours. Being so sick also meant not being able to help the carpenter work on our house, which really stresses him out, but thankfully we have a great guy on the job and he is getting things handled just fine without him.
Taylor was diagnosed with chronic mono a few weeks prior to getting the infection, which we found out is tied to some tonsil problems he's been having. Taylor's tonsils were actual pits, where some gross white chunks hang out which are chunks of food that have been attacked by white blood cells--pretty gross eh? Taylor has been having these tonsil issues for about a year and we found out about two weeks ago that he needed them removed or the problem would progress and recovery time would only be worse and his his health would decline. So after mono and a respiratory infection, he had to have surgery on Monday to get his tonsils removed... It makes me so sad for him, but other than being really drugged up and in and out of sleep, he is doing really well. I have been trying to be the ultimate nurse and never let his pain rise beyond a certain level, administering his four different medications, feeding him and tending to his every need. I just love him so much and really enjoy taking care of him.
Even though this next week will be rough, I am so grateful that Taylor will be back to optimal health soon!