Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Poor Jarom

Yesterday I found Jarom slumped in the bottom of the shower saying he felt terrible. At first I must admit, I thought he just had the cold that all the kids have and was kind of being a wuss. Then he told he me he had been throwing up and his throat hurt. (Whoops, my bad! Sorry...I DID feel bad that I had assumed otherwise.) So after 24 hours of not being able to hold anything down and a NASTY red throat, we took him to the doctor. (Of course he's sick, because he's got a business trip next week. I swear there is an unwritten law that says: Jarom must get sick 5-7 days before leaving Elena home alone with the kids so that she contracts the illness while he's away. Here's to LOTS of antibac. gel and handwashing!)

The nurse remembered him from his last visit with Strep, (only 4 months ago) because he passed out after she gave him a couple of shots. I decided I had better go with him this time, just in case. So after the strep test came back positive, the nurse pulled out the needles again. She gave him an anti-nausea shot and a dose of antibiotics to get them running through him. Good thing she did the procedure with him laying down because as soon as she was done giving the second shot, out went Jarom. He's not afraid of needles, but I am detecting a pattern. Poor guy. Once his anti-nausea stuff kicked in and he got some apple juice down, he was feeling well enough to walk out to the car.

I went to WalMart for 2 kinds of juices, 2 flavors of Gatorade, 2 kinds of popcicles, pudding, 2 flavors of ice cream, a variety of soda, Tylenol, and a couple of perscriptions. Hopefully he'll be feeling better soon. From past experiences, I shouldn't be holding my breath. Strep knocks Jarom down flat for a good 5 days. We talked to the doc about the option of removing Jarom's tonsils, so we'll keep you updated on that if we decide to go through with it.

And as a side note, Carter informed me that his ear hurts. I looked in with my otoscope (best present Jarom ever got me!) and sure enough a pink eardrum. I am hoping that Benedryl will clear him out and that we won't be making another trip to the doctor tomorrow.


Anonymous said...

I hope Jarom gets feeling better. I'm so sorry, Elena. There's nothing worse than a sick, whining husband. Good luck. Let me know if you need any help with your kids in the next couple weeks.

Anonymous said...

Sorry Elena, I can't seem to be able to post a comment when I select "Google/Blogger"...seems to work under Anonymous and Other.

becky ward said...

Poor Jarom. I hope he gets better soon...for everyones sake. (;

Anonymous said...

Yikes! Pull out the barf buckets, and extra linens now, so you don't have to do it in the middle of the night next week! Good luck! :)

Elise said...

Yikes! Poor Jarom-- but what a good live-in nurse you are! Here's hoping your anti-bacterial stuff does its job well!