The Byrum Family

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Saturday, January 31, 2009

Ear infections are not fun

Last night was pretty much miserable...Austin was up most of the night. Just took him to the doctor and he has an ear infection!!!! This is his second one in two months. The only two he has ever had. I had kinda forgotten how miserable we all were around Thanksgiving when the boys were sick, however last night all the memories came flooding back. We knew it was going to be a long night when Austin absolutely wouldn't go down for bed. He always goes down no problem, last night he was in there screaming within 5 minutes of going to bed. When I got him up, he continued to scream uncontrollably for almost an hour. He was arching his back and his face was red from screaming. It was horrible. I knew almost instantly that it had to be his ears. That was exactly what happened last time. He was up almost the whole night! Dr. Macias looked in there today and confirmed it. Poor little love bug. Kaden is snotty and acting a bit under the weather, but so far he has no infection or inflammation in his ears. My o my! I hate ear infections!

On a positive note, as you can see from the video below, Austin is talking a lot now. He is babbling constantly and is getting better and better at defending himself against his big brother.

Kaden is hilarious these days. I love the fact that he is really thinking about things and using his imagination. His favorite thing to do these days is making forts. He takes off every cushion on the couches and arranges them to form little hideouts. This story is a bit gross, but i have to tell it. Just so you can understand the depth of what Kaden is understanding and thinking about these days. He was eating some lunch the other day and I was sitting up at the table with him. He made a noise like he was choking or coughing, sometimes when this happens we say "did it go down the wrong pipe?", so he starts to couch. He swallows and says "Oh, it went down the RIGHT pipe!" I started explaining to him what happens when food goes in your mouth, that it goes in your stomach and then you poop it out...Probably not the best conversation to be having at the table, Oh well. I wasn't sure if that was too much for him to comprehend and I was just waiting to see what he thought about that. He was sitting there thinking about it and then he says, "so if you eat something scratchy your poop will hurt?" Still not sure why I decided to go there.... You get an idea of what he is thinking about. He will be 3 in April, I can't believe how fast it has gone! Where did my baby go?!!! Oh he is!

1 Post a comment:

Giggly said...

Awww...I'm sorry they are sick :(
We are too :(
Get well soon!!