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Thursday, May 1, 2008

Matai's Adno Virus

So I really feel like we have had quite an eventful month.  It feels like one thing after another lately!!  But anyway, the latest is that Matai has been sick.  He didn't sleep well last Friday night and then on Saturday he felt hot.  We took his temperature and it was 102.7 degrees.  He had had an ear infection for the two weeks prior to that, so I thought the antibiotics just didn't clear it up.  So I took him to instacare where I waited for the news that his ear infection had not cleared up.  But to my surprise the doctor said that his ears were fine, his throat was fine, his breathing was fine and she didn't know what was wrong with him.  She decided to draw his blood and wanted to do a urine test too, but decided later not to put a catheter in just yet.  They drew his blood and when she came back she said that his white blood cell count was low.  ( I had to think really fast.....which one means it is cancer low white blood cell count or high white blood cell count, then remembered it was a high count....whew) She then explained that a low white blood cell count usually meant a viral infection or a bacterial infection and she thought it was a viral infection.  "But the weird thing is," she says, "is that when they ran the specific test to test the white blood cells to see if it a viral infection, that that test came back negative."  So she was a bit baffled!  
She sends us home, but tells us before we leave that she is concerned about him and that if anything changes with him, to bring him right back in and if it is after they are closed to take him down to primary's hospital.  Not comforting things for a mom to hear!
I took him home, with no meds might I add, to just wait it out.  So I waited and waited and waited.  It didn't seem to get worse, but it wasn't getting better either.  On Sunday night he had a temperature again in the 102's so first thing Monday I made an appointment with his pediatrician.  He did the whole work up on him and said that Matai's throat was really sore and had "puss pockets" in it, but it wasn't strep.  He told me to take him home and give him the ol' motrin/tylenol switch up.  But before he left the room he says, "if he still has a temperature on Friday, you need to bring him back in because then we would suspect Leukemia!"  Hello.....even though I knew it wasn't Leukemia, I thought you don't tell a mom that!!!  But whatever!
So here are some pictures I took of Matai while he was sick.  He cried the entire time.  He wanted to be held the entire time and he wanted a boob in his mouth the entire time!!! Not entirely a fun time for me!  (that is just not how my baby usually is)  
I'm posting this video because I had told my mom about his new "sick cry".  Here it is.  Quite funny if you ask me, and also quite annoying after hearing it for days if I put him down AT ALL!!! He wouldn't even go to his dad.  What a little pain in the butt!! LOL


10 comments:

Kristen said...

Poor guy! Totally tangi loi? hahahahahahaha.

Ashlee Tinney said...

i hope matai fieels beter soon. i LOVE yall. bye

Chad and Nicole said...

That cry is so hilarious!! Poor little thing...I hope for both of you that he starts feeling better.

Amanda said...

He looks pretty pathetic a few times there. But the other times he looks like he doesn't know if he should laugh or keep the fake cry up. How funny. I don't know how you resist him.

gigi said...

This was so sad. I'm sorry that all of yall had such a bad week. How scary for that Dr. to even metion Leukemia to you. Keep us updated on how things are going.

The Clanton Gang said...

You do know you've scarred him for life, right? He's miserable and you're laughing and videotaping him. I totally would've done the same thing. LOL!! Sick kids can be so annoying some times, gosh! (Just kidding--kinda!)

Sants said...

Okay, so ... CLIFF HANGER!!! Was he better on Friday?

Poor little lamby. Poor mom, you can go crazy if you are there long enough!

I hope that he feels better soon. The video is hilarious!

Kimberly said...

Oh my gosh, the face is killing me. So funny! Poor little guy--I'm glad he's feeling better now!

Katie A. said...

Tangi Loe...hilarious!! (and sad at the same time) - Austin's been running a fever for a couple days and is just getting better now...perfect timing--we still got to skip church! (haha--not good, I know) - but it's sad to see the little guys not feeling good...plus w/his asthma, he hacks til he throws up--and I give him his inhaler & that sometimes makes him nausious & throw up :( --Anyway, clingy cranky sick babies are not fun--glad Matai is better!

Jordan Kay said...

I think it's great that you laugh at your little man's crying! Just Joking :) That little whimper made me sad... I wonder what I'm going to do when I have one... Probably laugh ;)