Monday, August 31, 2009

The big bad PIG...

This is one sick little boy... York has gotten a visit from the big bad PIG! Yes... that is the infamous Swine Flu! The picture above was take at the ER on Friday morning. We were in Montgomery for a wedding and my sweet little man got this nasty Fever/ Runny nose/ awful cough. ((BACK STORY: On Monday we were in contact with a lady who had "the Pig" and we didn't know it.... Neither did she. She loved and kissed all over MR. York. On Wednesday she was put into the hospital. We thought that we were in the clear until Thursday night when York began running a high fever)) That is why we immediately went to the ER... we didn't want to take any chances when we knew he had been exposed. With a preemie (okay... insert laughter... he definitely doesn't look like a preemie) you have to take each sickness very seriously. Luckily this is his first time being sick. So they did the nostril swab (which he LOVED!) and we waited and waited and waited for the results. Yes the little piggy decided to take up residence with our little man. The bad news -they will not give children under 12 months of age any medicine. We can only treat symptoms. Wonderful! After 3 nights of NO sleep we had a successful 9 hour night last night!! YAY! He is looking better, acting happier, and his eyes are not glazed over anymore! We haven't had a fever in 24 hours! Hopefully we are out of the woods... I will keep everyone posted!
Happy Monday!
Origin of "the PIG": At the drugstore, the customers say they "got the Pig"... so we have adopted the saying at our house! Hope you can use it too!


Katie and Matt said...

oh, Evan! how scary. i'm so glad York is doing better. and you ahve gotten a little bit of rest! miss y'all!!

Dirt Princess said...

OMG how did I miss that he had that over the weekend! Poor angel!!! I am so glad that Pig is GONE! I am glad ya'll were able to get some rest as was much needed! Poor baby!!!!!! I knew he was sick, but I didn't realize he had the pig! So glad he is feeling better. I hope ya'll don't get it!