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Monday, December 14, 2009

Sick

I was going to post about the fabulous birthday party which was had by the three year old on Saturday but that will have to wait another day. My sons are both sick. Now my sons, when they get sick don't just get a sniffle like normal children. NO. They get huge swellings under their ears which was diagnosed by the salivary gland specialist at Columbia Presbyterian in NYC as recurrent juvenile parotitis. When the six year old was two and getting this every other month, I was concerned and sought out specialists and two MRI's, a cat scan, three specialists, several hundreds of dollars later I find out he has something for which there is no known cause or cure. Isn't that fabulous? Anyhow, their faces swell up like chipmunks (their pediatrician thought it looked like mumps the first time she saw it.), they develop fevers of approx 101 and since their faces hurt, they don't want to eat or be touched. Of course, I have discovered that it also coincidentally also occurs when they are having other illness like a cold or allergy attack so their are usually other symptoms to deal with as well. So tons of fun to be had here until everyone gets better.

11 comments:

kys said...

Poor guys! And poor you, too. I hope they feel better soon. Forget about Blog Land until after the Christmas hoopla. (I'm trying to do that, too.)

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

poor you. I hope they feel better soon.

Ed Adams said...

get well soon.

shortmama said...

Poor sweeties! Hope they recover quickly!

MiMi said...

That sounds so painful! I hope they get better quick. :(

SPEAKING FROM THE CRIB said...

get those boys better soon before xmas! what an awful time to be sick!

mama-face said...

So sorry! Poor boys; poor mom. I hope you are all feeling better ASAP!

:)

Unknown Mami said...

I'm sending healing powers.

Martinis or Diaper Genies? said...

sick is so sick.
here are my magic remedies

white tea
ginger tea
sleep sleep sleep

magic.

Anne said...

I feel badly for all of you. I hope everyone feels better soon and everything gets back to normal.

Elle said...

Oh, that's awful! Poor little guys. I've never heard of that before. I imagine they must get really sore every time. Hope they feel better soon!