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Monday, April 7, 2008

Justice’s Illness Of 2008

Earlier I had posted a piece about our day at the Port St. Lucie Fair and the beginning of a terrible illness for Justice. After that I posted a piece entitled “Sushi And Sour Worms” depicting his emergency room visit and diagnosis. I kind of left things in the air; because, the story was still unfolding and I haven’t quite yet mastered time travel. Well, the saga seems to have come to an end and I just want to fill you in on the last part of the trilogy.

After Justice finished his 10 day course of Amoxicillin he seemed to be mostly better. Mostly would be the key word here. He still had a bit of a cough; but, was for the most part ok. About a week later I noticed his cough getting worse and he had an earache bad enough to warrant pain medication. Justice is bit of a trooper when it comes to pain, so when he asks for pain medication I can be fairly sure he is in real discomfort.

We were close to the weekend and luckily his doctor has Saturday morning hours, so I decide to have him looked at. My prudence paid off and the doctor was able to determine that Justice had an ear infection. He put him on another 10 day course of antibiotics. This time we has prescribed Omnicef, a stronger medicine.

Justice had only been on antibiotics once in his whole life, so this was quite staggering for me. We are huge fan’s of natural medicine and usually try to support the immune system naturally; however, sometimes western medicine is necessary. Justice spent 20 out of 30 days on antibiotics out of sheer necessity.

Today we got up early again on a Saturday for a follow up appointment and I am happy to say he is a healthy child. The doctor checked both ears and was quite pleased with his prognosis. I was pleased too. Hopefully this brings the illness of 2008 to an end and hopefully we wont have another year like this for the rest of our lives.

Below are just a few quick snapshot's in the doctor's office.

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posted by Mary Gerber at 4/07/2008

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