Turns out, Gentry's chest sounded clear, but he does have some nasal issues going on. Unless he starts running fever or it becomes hard for him to breathe, we have to just ride it out. If it persists for more than a week, though, his pedi will give him an antibiotic then. He's sounds so pitiful. I wish there was more I could do. I just try to make him comfortable until this old yucky stuff leaves him alone. I wish I could stay home with him when he's not feeling well instead of sending him to daycare, but we gotta work to pay the bills. :(
We had Jubal's ears checked out while we were there because he keeps pulling at them. His ears are clear and look very good. Doc says it's all because of his teeth coming in. It makes his ears hurt, and causes him to run a low grade temp, as well. That is why he missed school on Friday. He ran fever throughout the night on Thursday for reasons we couldn't pinpoint, so we kept him home on Friday since he was still running fever that morning. He's good now, though, and I'm glad his ears are fine. I don't want him to have to have tubes in his ears. His doctor says he has no worries about that. Yay!
Jubal also got his flu shot while we were there. It was one of the inhalant shots, yet you would've thought they were giving him an actual shot with a needle the way he was screaming & crying. Poor fella! He hates shots & haircuts. Screams like crazy! ;)
Anyway, all this to say that while we were in Statesboro to take the boys to the pedi, we went to Mill Creek afterwards to let Jubal get some of this wonderful fresh air and sunshine. It was such a beautiful day. We kept Gentry in the shade, since he was sleeping in his car seat, while we both played with Jubal for awhile.
What I love about this park is that it is always so clean, you never have to fight gnats away, and I've never been bitten by a mosquito. The equipment is very toddler friendly, and it allows Jubal to exude a little independence since we don't have to assist him on every little thing. Love! He likes it pretty good, too...this being independent thing.
When Gentry woke up, he & I went over to a picnic area and sat in the shade while Jubal continued playing. Larson even felt comfortable enough to let Jubal stay on the playground while he joined us for a soda. Of course, the playground is only maybe 50 ft. away. ;)
As I sat and talked to my sweet Gentry, I noticed that the mark that was on his foot when he was born is still there. I don't know what caused it or if it's just simply a permanent birthmark, but it's still there. I'll just call it my boy's beauty mark. Ha!
While Jubal finished having his play time on the playground, I sat and took pics of some of Gentry's many facial expressions. He's so funny sometimes.
Such intense eye contact. Love those blues!
OK, woman! Get that camera outta my face.
Here comes that smile...
Hahahaha! That's my boy!
When it was time to go, after a good hour of non-stop play, Jubal still wasn't ready to leave. That boy can go, and go, and go I tell ya. However, as soon as we got them loaded up and started home, it wasn't 10 minutes before both of my sweet boys were knocked out. It was a good day. :)
I hope my sweet Gentry gets to feeling better. His cough has gotten worse, but he still hasn't ran any fever and seems to be breathing okay. If he's not better by this coming up Monday, I'm taking him back to see the pediatrician again. I need for him to feel better so my heart will feel better. I hate when either of my babies feel bad, as I'm sure every mother does.
Today is Larson's birthday and since it fell on a weekday, we'll be having dinner with his mama Saturday evening. Then we have a family reunion Sunday for my mama's maternal side of the family. We have a fun weekend coming up. I want my boy to feel good.