Colin has been sick for the past nine days or so: ear infection, severe congestion, cough, wheezing. We were at the pediatrician for it last Friday, and they put him back on his breathing treatments. He didn’t seem to get any better, so we went back to the doctor yesterday, and now he’s on an antibiotic AGAIN. Poor kid. He HATES taking medicine. I thought Zoe was bad at it as a baby, but Colin takes the cake. He’s spit more medicine in my face than I care to talk about. (BTW – Totally Toddler is a great stain remover. It removes many things, including pink antibiotic from carpet.) Adding to the fun, he will, of course, get diarrhea from the antibiotic. Good times.
I was really worried because he hasn’t been eating well. He was only taking 12 ounces of formula a day for several days. The past two days we got to 16 ounces. That’s still not great, but it’s a 33% improvement. (I’m trying to look on the bright side here. Work with me.) I was concerned about dehydration, but the doc says he looks OK since he’s still drooling like a maniac.
Even when he’s sick, Colin is adorable. The doctor commented how Colin is one of the happiest sick kids he’s ever seen, and suggested that maybe he’ll be a politician one day because he’s such a charmer. Hmm. Is that good or bad?
And even though he’s sick, he has been honing his crawling skills. He is officially on the move, and he has officially discovered the dogs’ water bowl.