Wednesday, February 24, 2010

ahhh poop!

And I mean 3 weeks of it! But like most things this too shall pass. (no pun intended of course)

We finally were able to get Axel into see his Dr for his diarrhea. (In case you were all wondering why it took me so long to get him to see someone, his Dr office is only open M,W, and F, and wouldn't you know it the one day I FINALLY got a hold of them was the day it subsided, but it came back full force the following day, and no one would return my calls.)

So in my own defense, I tried, but I wasn't going to take it to any extremes just yet because he had no other ailments that go along with diarrhea, just a mild cough.

But I did get worried when one of the other moms from my RS presidency's toddler came down with RSV, and he had been at my house the previous day. So I took him in to make sure that all systems were fine. (this mom also told me that I should take him in)

I always feel bad when I take him to the Dr and he seems totally fine. He didn't even cough, and he had no fever. And was laughing and talking and smiling and grabbing at all the stuff from the dr. I kinda was like, "Come on Axel show the Dr that you have been coughing and that moms not crazy."

So the Dr confirmed, no RSV, and the diarrhea he said was probably just a mild virus he had a while back and now his body is having just a hard time getting back to normal. So he gave me some "Cultrelle" (Ever heard of it?) And sent us on our way.

The good news is the Cultrelle totally worked, we were having normal poops again a day or two later. And even that cough went away.

But that is our update for now, I have lots and lots and lots to blog about but really don't have time tonight. Maybe tomorrow... (but don't hold me to that...)

7 comments:

Hannah Schott said...

I've heard of culturelle! I'm a fan! Especially if your son ever goes on antibiotics, it is a priobiotic, so they don't get bad diarrhea as a side effect of wiping out the good flora in the gut. I'm glad it worked out!

KaSs MiLeS said...

i always feel totally dumb when i take story to the dr too, i guess because as a mom you kind of freak out about everything, because hey, we're new. Story never really performs for the dr either, except when she had croupe. She coughed it up for him and sadly i was glad she did.

Kelli and/or Kyle said...

I have the opposite problem. I have tons of time and nothing to blog about. My life consists of me going to work then laying on the couch until bedtime so I can go to sleep and do it all again.

rain said...

I don't think you ever get over the feeling of hypochondria when you take your kids to the Doctor. And, no matter what, your kids will "seem" just fine when it's time to take them. Perhaps whatever virus they have is exceptionally smart, and decides to lay low for a while...like that movie, Osmosis Jones. Anyway, that's how I choose to see it. It's not ME that's overreacting, you know...it's just that their sickness is trying to trick me into thinking that they're not really sick, in order to make them sicker. See the logic? ;)
Glad he's feeling better. He was way cute at the homecoming the other day. I love his chin.

Ashley said...

I swear Ashdon's poo is different every week i never know what's normal and what's not. Solids really screw up their little bodies. I'm glad that medicine worked i'm going to have to keep that stuff in mind.

saraH said...

yay for poop! ana's poops are stinkier than ever since she's been eating solids more than ever. :)

Sarah said...

Good luck - i'm glad he is feeling better! He's such a cutey pie!