Friday, October 23, 2009

**Update**

We went to the doctor today for a follow-up visit for Luke, and I just thought I would update everyone on how he is doing.  The doctor gave us a great report and said he obviously is looking much better, but his lungs sound much clearer as well.  The official radiology report came back about the xray of his lungs and it said he had pneumonia....glad we went ahead and started the antibiotics!  His body is clear of most of the hives except for a little on his legs.  We can actually go out in public without scaring people, yeah!!!  We talked some more about what might have made the hives appear and she said it could be a number of things with one of those things possibly being an allergic reaction to motrin.  The weekend before all of this happened he had a bad virus and high fever for 3 days so he got quite a bit of motrin.  The doctor said there is no way to tell for sure unless we give him motrin again and see how he responds (not my favorite idea) or we can run a test on him to see if he is allergic.  I plan on having them run the test when we go back for his 3 yr. well check.  Until then, we will just stay away from motrin!!  So....all and all....his body is doing great!!!  Now....his attitude....a different story!!!

I don't know if it is just the age or from being sick and getting away with a little more than usual, but he is giving me all kinds of grief!!  The second he doesn't get his way, about anything, he throws a HUGE fit.  One of many examples....he sat in time out yesterday screaming for an entire hour, before he would say "I'm sorry" to his brother for biting him.  We are back in a biting phase!   He is so strong willed and stubborn.  I have no idea where he got that from.....
I could go on and on with examples, but lets just say...please pray for my patience and pray for his attitude!!!!

3 comments:

jbdlee7 said...

Glad to hear he's okay...and hopefully the behavior will calm down. Savannah is the same way after she's been really sick and gotten a lot of attention.

Tiffany said...

Hang in there--its just their age. Everyone goes threw it. Just try to be patient with him and know that it will pass. I think that putting him in time out and letting him scream it out is the best thing you can do.

Glad he's feeling better, definitely stay away from motrin!

Jennifer said...

Stubborn and strong willed?? I am sorry that Joseph and you are reliving what Joseph went through with me growing up. He will eventually get better..