Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Tonsillitis Strikes Again!
Nicholas once again has tonsillitis! I cannot even tell you how many times this poor kid has had to go through this. The girls and I spent Monday night with him in the ER due to him being fine one minute then out of nowhere having a fever that spiked to over 103 degrees. He tonsils are so swollen right now! The doctor in the ER put him on an antibiotic and told me to monitor him. Which, of course I have done. We have had to rotate Motrin every 8 hours and Tylenol in between to keep his fever down. It stayed around 102 for a little over 24 hours...even with the medication. His fever finally broke very early this morning. Of course, that was after I made him an appointment with his doctor. We saw his pediatrician this morning. She said about the same thing as the ER doctor. There is not much we can do right now. They have added another medication to what he is already on to see if they can get the inflammation down and see if this is going to be an ongoing issue. His tonsils may have to be removed within the next couple of months. We will know more as he starts to feel better and the doctor does another examination, which will be soon. If his tonsils are still enlarged at that point, he will then be referred to an ENT specialist. As we know more we will update everyone!