On Sunday afternoon we were celebrating with chocolate ice-cream after several fairly easy-going outings with Sam recently. On Sunday evening we were catching vomit and sporting a lovely temp of 38.5°Cish, by Monday we were not eating and now had an impressive temp of 39.4°C and by yesterday we were off to Doc Paed for some answers and hopefully the hope of some sleep in the near future.
But sleep in the near future it was not going to be...bearing in mind that by "near future" I mean NOW! Seeing as it is 10:43pm and I am blogging instead of getting some sleep before Sam wakes up.
WHAT. AM. I. THINKING???
Okay that's the end of my post. Over and out!
Juuuuuust kidding :D
So Sam has a really interesting little condition known as Gingivostomatitos which has effectively caused painful ulcers all over his gums, in his mouth and in his throat. Up until a week or two ago I might have been able to pinpoint quite easily where Sam caught the virus but over the last week and a bit we probably came into contact with close to 50-60 people and several public baby-changing rooms, etc so I fear we'll never know where it came from.
Treatment involves a 3-day course of antibiotics and a 10 day course of Lovir, which is going swell as within 2 mins Sam vomited up two doses of each med leaving us with only one full dose of antibiotic left. So we're basically running on prayers right now. It reportedly takes about 7-10 days for the virus to clear up and the virus is extremely contagious which is fabulous when you're constantly being given love and smooches by a certain Gingivostomatitos-yielding lil dude. I'm so hoping it's psychological but my own mouth has a very worrying 'sting' to it this evening :(