Thursday, June 16, 2011

Why, tonsils - why tonsils?

What a week it has been! My little boy has been so out of sorts; waking up in the middle of the night screaming inconsolably, refusing to eat hardly anything all day, vomiting during the night, and all around being an absolute grizzly bear. His fever broke on Sunday, but overnight he hardly slept from midnight onwards and by the morning he was screaming so much we took him to Starship hospital.

He has inflamed tonsils oozing pus, and the scan showed nodes in his stomach confirming he is fighting an infection. It is viral, so no antibiotics required. We just have to wait for his little body to rid itself of the infection.

We have a follow up appointment with the paediatric clinic next Friday, and they will no doubt refer us to a hospital dietician to help us manage his weight. Meanwhile I can say he is getting better, and going back to daycare has been really good for him. He just loves being around other kids! His appetite has slowly been returning, and he has not woken up screaming in the middle of the night for the last couple of nights - and no more vomiting. Phew!

Last night Kien ate a lot of dinner (mince and rice), and blueberries for dessert. Jef came home from work to find his child had turned into a zombie look-a-like.


Linda, our German friend organises a lantern walk every year to mark St Martin's day (which in Europe is in November). It is a German tradition where children and parents build lanterns and walk them at night. So last Saturday early evening we joined a crowd of lantern bearers in Greenhithe.

PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketHad to stop to pat the dog.
PhotobucketPhotobucketSwings are great in the daylight or the moonlight!

I'm happy to report that tonight Kien is pretty much back to normal; there were no dramas whatsoever. He ate heaps of dinner, and had loads of fun in the bath. He was delightful pre-bedtime and when it was finally bedtime I took him into his room, but him in his sleep sacks, gave him his dinosaur to cuddle and said "good night", turned out the light and walked out. Not a peep from him since, yay!

1 comment:

Michelle MacWhirter said...

Love love love the messy face pictures! He looks so much like Jef in those ones.

Glad to hear he's on the mend. And how are you feeling yourself? Are you getting much sleep lately? I don't know how you guys juggle a toddler and both working. I find myself madly scrambling to do the housework around 9pm every night and I am at home all day.

Hope you guys have a good weekend.


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