Sunday, November 18, 2007

Quick Trip to Urgent Care

Callum's been sounding a bit junky for the last couple of days so we made him an appointment with his doctor for first thing Monday morning. This obviously wasn't soon enough for Callum so he decided to get a fever of 39.2 centigrade (about 102.something Fahrenheit), not that huge but as he still has neutropenia and neutropenia and fevers can mean trouble we decided to get him checked out sooner rather than later.

It looks like it probably is just viral, ear and throat membranes are both a bit swollen, chest is clear, but because of the neutropenia the nurse practitioner gave him a course of antibiotics as a precaution. Only trouble is she either didn't tell me (or it went in one ear and out the other) what dosage to give him or how long to take it for AND she didn't write it on the bottle. Plus it's an antibiotic that hasn't worked particularly well in the past, so I think we'll keep the appointment with the GP tomorrow just to get a bit more info.

Poor boy is tired and sleepy but still happy and smiling.


Mima said...

Sorry to hear that you have been having dramas - you never need them, but they just seem to keep happening to you anyway!

Fingers crossed on the antibiotics.

Tom P. said...

I remember when Mikey was little he used to have breathing problems and no matter how low his o2 levels fell he was always laughing and smiling. It is amazing how tough our kids can be.