Pediatrician is calling in Alexander's 3rd antibiotic in the last 8 weeks (well, 4th, if you count the shot of rocephin when he was vomiting too much from rotavirus or norovirus or whatever it was to take the oral antibiotic for the ear infection he developed). Last night we ran at 1/4 liter of O2 and multiple albuterol treatments all night. Since he sats fine without O2 when he's not sick (even at night), this is clearly not anywhere near baseline.
I know kids get sick more when they start daycare or school or whatever. And I know it's been a bad year here. But seriously... this is 3 rounds of antibiotics, a cold, and the stomach bug.....in 8 weeks.
He's only been in school 11 weeks, and he's missed as many days as he's gone.
My husband got the first sinus ick and the stomach bug from him. I'm getting over my 2nd URI that I've caught from him - and being pregnant and sick really really sucks!
I'm so tired of this. I'm thinking of pulling him from school. None of us can afford to keep being this sick -Alexander because we want to decannulate next month, me because I'm pregnant and can't take anything useful to combat symptoms, and my husband because he's cranky and whiney when sick and I might have to smack him if it continues.
We've been talking about hiring a nanny, especially with #2 coming, since the cost of daycare here is obscene (nanny is about the same cost as a child care facility for 2), and our friend that's taking Alexander to therapy has been offered to go back to working full time this summer, so a nanny could get him to therapy. It'd be more consistent care too - he has 4-5 caregivers throughout the day at school, and the churn has been a problem for him.
But on the other hand, he's finally getting to the point of being comfortable at school. The social interaction was supposed to help his speech (we've seen no improvements, likely because he's been so busy trying to figure out the whole school thing that he just isn't sure what to think.
On the third hand, I suppose that this is just putting off the inevitable - we'll have the same problem all over again in a couple years when he starts kindergarten. But at least then, he'll be bigger, and decannulated, and a lot stronger and not as likely to need oxygen every time he gets sick....