Friday, April 8, 2011

Sick Boy

Finian had a bad cold last week, I think he picked it up from Fiacra. I took him to the doctor on Friday because I was a bit worried he might have a chest infection. The doctor prescribed a steroidal nasal spray, a Ventolin inhaler and suppositories. They seemed to help a lot.

Yesterday afternoon, he was very out of sorts and had a temperature so I took him to the doctor again. Now he has a throat infection. We are giving him paracetamol every 4 hours to keep his temperature down, two prescription medications in the morning and 3 at night, for a grand total of 52.5 ml of medicine a day. He hates it, and is getting very adept at spitting it out. If we had infant Tylenol, which is 5 times more concentrated than the paracetamol here, this would be down to 28.5 ml, a bit more manageable.

Summer visitors, please bring us some infant Tylenol.

1 comment:

  1. Poor Finian - are we able to mail you guys some infant tylenol? He's been having a rough time with this cold. Not fun for the parents either.
    Hope it passes quickly.