Friday, February 21, 2014

Sickies

Always overdue for an update around here.  I'm getting ready for the Cowtown Marathon this weekend, and I just realized I never did a full post on the Houston Marathon.  Oy.  We managed to make it through a rough week in health for both the kiddos this week, which followed tightly on the heels of yet another sinus infection battle for me.  We could be in a much better place going into the weekend, but we are praying the sickies are on their way out.

Keegan took a nosedive mid-week, but we believe his was caused by some medication changes we made recently.  Without much thought, we weaned his steroid dose and increased his oral magnesium dose nearly simultaneously.  It caused a big increase in his GI difficulties, and by Wednesday, he was nauseous and exhausted.  We backtracked on his mag dose, started some nausea meds, and took some time to let him rest.  By today he was back to his old energy levels, but unfortunately, his nose started running too.

Then there's Audrey.  She had been battling a runny nose for weeks and developed a wet cough over the weekend.  I talked to the pediatrician early in the week and was told not to bring her in.  Then I got the call around lunch today that she had a fever and needed to be picked up from school.  Luckily, she just has a nasty ear infection.  The doctor warned that this type of infection may be contagious and to watch Keegan closely, but we are hoping that the start of antibiotics today will help nip this thing in the bud before it affects him.

What a way to end the week when I was planning to travel over to Fort Worth for a race.  So if anyone could spare a prayer that the sickies are on their way out of the Harrison house, we would greatly appreciate it.  We are extremely grateful that we have thus far been able to weather all this at home, and we simply are praying to stay here.  Thanks as always!

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