Ok Fine. I can deal with this

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Stuperman - Logan, my three year old son has been acting a bit odd for the past few weeks.

Six weeks ago he started getting fevers, three or four a week, they were accompanied with a headache.

A children's Tylenol had him back to normal in a matter of hours. No worries, just a summer bug. (Ha! I made a funny. Oh wait. Keep reading then come back and giggle with me!)

Then he started drinking. And drinking more. Unfortunately he can't open beer bottles on his own so I was always up and down and up and down getting him glass upon glass upon glass of water.

You have no idea how much water I am talking about. The kid was always thirsty.

Being inherently lazy, this annoyed me rather than concerned me. Then I complained to my Granny who told me I had to take Logan in for a blood test. Diabetes runs rampant in our family.

Logan scored a four on the finger poke - which is good. And something called hemoglobin(sp?) was 128 - which is perfect. So. No diabetes. (yay!)

Still the doctor wanted to know why he has been getting fevers and headaches, and of course all those glasses of water, so Logan had blood drawn -

Now. I will preface this with a He Will Be Fine. He is a healthy three year old with no auto immunity disorders. (Whatever those are, the doctor said those words and they sound all high tech and smart so I wanted to use them too! I suppose now I've ruined the looking SMRT part, eh?)

Logan has West Nile Virus.

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Blogger J. said...

Awwww ... poor kid.
The media makes it scary, but he'll be okay hon.
When I read about all of the water, diabetes was my first thought too. So let's just concentrate on the easier (and over-comeable!) thing.

11:50 AM, September 06, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hated it when my little guys didn't feel good. Knowing what was wrong helps a little. Glad he will be ok! Ditto j. on all the water. Resume breathing now, mom...

11:54 AM, September 06, 2007  
Blogger Sheila said...

I tell you what, the crap I just got over, I was sucking down water like it was going out of style!

I'm glad you took him to the doctors though.

11:57 AM, September 06, 2007  
Blogger Lynda said...

No wonder you were worried. I am glad everything work out ok. Or is working out ok.

I am glad it is something you aren't in de nile about.

(I really wanted to make a de nile joke.)

11:57 AM, September 06, 2007  
Anonymous Angel said...

I'm sorry to hear that!! You're right, Logan will be fine. He's got a great mother like you with him, after all.

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

12:14 PM, September 06, 2007  
Blogger Kentucky Girl said...

Izzat the thing from mosquitoes? I think they just got that out here. It does sound really scary to hear about it on the news, but then I read about it online and it didn't sound nearly as horrible as they were making it out to be. Still horrible thing to deal with, to be sure...but much better than diabetes or something.

Hope he's all better soon. hugs and kisses

12:24 PM, September 06, 2007  
Blogger Bluepaintred said...

J. I am so glad its just this and not the other!

Peggy Its funny. hen you don't know whats wrong you are really worried, but I think, for any parent, once you have a diagnosis - good or bad- it makes it easier to deal with, you know what you are up against and thats calming in itself!

Sheila I am too. My doctor is hawt

Lynda Your de nile joke made me L O L

Angel the hard part - the speculation is over - no its just giving him Tylenol when he needs it and getting off my ass to get him water!

K.G Yes! the media way over exaggerates it! Sure, if you are really old, or have a disease like hep C or aids or are a transplant recipient, west nile is deadly, but for a healthy little boy, its a blip on his charts!

12:33 PM, September 06, 2007  
Blogger Catch said...

I am so glad Logan doesnt have diabetes,west nile virus huh? Im not real familiar with it but I have heard of it. Just so glad to hear he will be ok!!! Hugs

1:14 PM, September 06, 2007  
Blogger Shelli said...

In lieu of a comment, an email has been sent to you. ;)

4:47 PM, September 06, 2007  
Anonymous metalmom said...

Is that different from East Nile?

I didn't know too much about it, but I'm glad it's not too hard to recover from! Will he miss much school?

5:21 PM, September 06, 2007  
Blogger Tug said...

You're right - once you know what you're dealing with, it does help. ((hugs)) to you both - he'll be fine!


Buy one of those 5 gallon water jugs, get him a straw...you'll be good. ;-)

5:39 PM, September 06, 2007  
Blogger Fantastagirl said...

Oh man, I was thinking diabetes...

Am sooooo glad he is going to be okay. I would have been a nervous wreck waiting to find out.

6:30 PM, September 06, 2007  
Blogger Not a Granny said...

You know, next time start the post out with..no, it is not diabetes. Like everyone else I was beginning to hyperventilate!

We have a lot of West Nile here in Florida. Damn mosquitos. Who invented those f***in blood suckers anyway.

Glad you know what it is! Take care of the boy.

I like the 5 gallon jug idea with a straw!!

7:14 PM, September 06, 2007  
Blogger Not a Granny said...

PS How were the dentist appointments? You noted things didn't go all that great!

7:16 PM, September 06, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, West Nile, well it could've been a lot worse. I heard that 93% of mosquitoes caught in the traps are infected with the west nile virus. Those are some good odds.

Would you trust him to his very own water jug that has the pour spout so he could get his own water. (If you do think about this KittyGirl emptied the fridge water jug just to play in the puddles becasue I wouldn't let her outside because we were going out and I didn't want her dirty) That sure was one long run on sentence, sorry, my brain is fried. It's my last night, woohoo

7:22 PM, September 06, 2007  
Blogger Mr. Fabulous said...

Well..we know now he's not mine...

7:47 PM, September 06, 2007  
Blogger Simplerich said...

I didn't even know you'd been to Egypt. Heckuva souvenir to bring back. Glad you've got a diagnosis. Sorry he's sick.

You know what'd make him feel better... more Sunday Six. Whatever happened to those? Y'all still have Sundays up in Canadia don't you?

8:26 PM, September 06, 2007  
Blogger chlorinejenny said...

I was beginning to have flashbacks from my own summer with my son when you were talking about all the water!

It is always better to know what you are dealing with isn't it?

So sad for the little guy. I hope he feels better soon.

8:38 PM, September 06, 2007  
Blogger I Believe said...

Great Biiig Sigh of relief from the North.

9:32 PM, September 06, 2007  
Blogger mixednut said...

I don't know much about the WNV but I was holding my breath until I read a few comments.

9:53 PM, September 06, 2007  
Anonymous fracas said...

$%#@!%$ There is no redeeming quality or need for mosquitos. Geez.

Okay. You're right. He'll be ok. I know someone else who had a sister who got it and though it does keep a person not their best for what seems like a long time, it isn't as scary as everyone first believed a few years back. You're a great mom, you'll be a great nurse too.

Hugs to all of you. It's hard to watch a little one be sick. Ok.. more hugs.

12:28 AM, September 07, 2007  
Blogger Avitable said...

That's what you get for taking him to the West Nile.

6:18 AM, September 07, 2007  
Blogger Sans Pantaloons said...

Get well soon Logan!

I hate mosquitoes!

7:02 AM, September 07, 2007  
Blogger Kleigh830 said...

Sorry to here about your boy and best get well wish to him!
Just wanted to drop a water bottle hint off to you since it has worked so well in my child care center.
We use 2 liter recycled pop bottles, fill 1/8th up with water and freeze. fill each morning to the amount your child can handle and seal with a pop-up cap. The kids love the specialty of it and even decorate it to their desire.
Each night we wash them out, refill 1/8 and toss it in the freezer for the next day. Also, ice in the bottle helps balance the bottle when the kids set it back on the counter.
Good Luck

9:25 AM, September 07, 2007  
Blogger annie said...

OMG! i keep hearing about it, but not many people are catching it. No more camping!

4:16 PM, September 07, 2007  
Blogger Marilyn said...

I'm glad he'll be okay. I can't imagine not camping... Life without camping isn't worth living.

8:57 AM, September 10, 2007  

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