It started over the weekend with a fever of 101-point-something. Then came the sneezing and the coughing. Snot everywhere. A horse voice. He didn’t nap for two days and struggled to stay asleep at night. It’s hard to sleep when you can’t breathe.
Monday night he started rubbing his right ear, and Tuesday morning we took him to the doctor. Milestone alert: Levi has his first ear infection! Make that a double ear infection. A double ear infection and a cold.
The doctor prescribed Amoxicillin for Levi’s ear infection, ibuprofen for his discomfort and a teaspoon of honey before naps and bedtime to calm his coughing. He also suggested using Vicks Vapor Rub and offering Levi half-strength Gatorade to keep him hydrated. (Note: Red Gatorade will turn toddler’s poo a disconcerting shade of pink. Avoid fruit punch flavor whenever possible.)
I’m keeping this post short so I can go snuggle with my sick kiddo. Plus, I need to grab a tissue. I feel a sneeze coming on… sniff, sniff…