Thursday, November 6, 2008

Thank You For Your Prayers!

Just thought I would post an update on Ben. We are so thankful that so many of you were concerned and prayed on his behalf.

It was a rough night. We were up most of the night as Ben's fever spiked at 103.5 in the middle of the night and just to make things interesting Ben ALWAYS refuses medicine and will throw up if you force it. So, I ran and got some chewables thinking he might think it was a smartie or something, which he did and we finally got to sleep a bit, with a restless toddler between us.

Howard called off work this morning because we are trying to make it on one vehicle right now adn when I called the doctor he wanted to see him today. So we headed in to the doctor's this morning. His fever broke sometime early this morning and the vomitting has stopped. He has still been complaining of his eyes hurting, which was what was worrying it turns out he as an ear infection and was misguided as to where the pain was! They did do a strep culture and the rapid culture came back negative and we are waiting on the other, but either way he should be covered because they put him on an antibiotic for the ear infection. He is in much better spirits today and is eating and playing which are things he did NOT do yesterday.

So I think he is over the hump...Luke on the other hand is now coming down with a we would love for you to pray for him if you would!

Thank you all!


Kate @ When Hello Means Goodbye said...

so glad to hear ben is feeling a bit better, praying that the rest of you stay healthy.

Laurie in Ca. said...

Thankful that Ben is improving and praying for Luke too Kristy. Kids can be such "love bugs" and they share everything too. Asking for strength for you too as you take care of sick kiddos. It is always so hard to see them not feel good. I love you Kristy.

Laurie in Ca.

Just Me said...

Glad Ben is starting to feel better. Now prayers for Luke and that all of you can get some sleep tonight!

Take care

Melanie said...

ACK! Tis the season, eh? Hang in there!!

Anonymous said...

I hope both your boys get feeling better soon. They will certainly be in my thoughts and prayers.
Karen Malick

Exumabound said...

I just let the bath tup over flow because I was reading your blog. Now, I have to mop the floors and wash all the rugs and towels! Oh well, I want to thank you for sharing your life with us. I am the mom of 3 boys ~ bless you and your family.

Elena said...

I am glad he's starting the mend. Hopefully your other son won't get it too. I have one daughter that gets nasty fevers with ear infections too. No fun! My other kids don't even show symptoms and the doctor will tell me they have infections. I had no idea. I don't know which way I like better. Happy Birthday this week by the way. At least I think it was this week?

Rachel said...

Glad he is feeling better.
As for his eyes hurting, my four year old complains that her eyes hurt her everytime she is running a high fever.
She also will not take any liquid medicine either and my doctor and I have discovered that they actually make chewable antibiotics also, it makes life much easier for us. Hope he is back to himself soon.
Rachel in PA

Anonymous said...


my child always hated the taste of liquid medicine but I found the "cure". you can mix it with rootbeer (I used to pour the medicine in the medicine cup/spoon and then top it off with the rootbeer pop). The rootbeer hides the flavor of the medicine and doesn't affect the medicine in the least bit! Pharmacists use rootbeer as an added flavor sometimes too!