Sickly

Why oh why since he's been at daycare has Kian continuously been "sick" ?! I expected the usual daycare runny nose. But then it was the diarrhea. Then there was the yeast rash and thrush. Which isn't all that uncommon really. But...then he didn't want to eat and was miserable. I finally had it and took him for his first 'sick' doctor visit. We've just always gone to the Well child checkups. So he had an ear infection along with the viral cold and viral diarrhea. And of course the meds for the thrush and the ear infection cause...what else? Diarrhea. Wonderful.

Then Wednesday I started feeling fullness in my ears and throat. Then got chills that night and woke up Thursday with the worst ear/throat pain. That ear pain that's down so deep, and you avoid swallowing, chewing, eating, etc. Yeah, strep throat. No wonder Kian wasn't eating. He obviously had that too, but there's no way to get a 10 month old to open his mouth wide enough to see or even swab it. But, if I get it then obviously he had it. It's also going around at daycare they told me. Sheesh Louise! I'm going to send him with a mask! So, we're all on antibiotics now and on the mend. Yay.

Side note: I had a long discussion with the director on Monday about my concerns about things that were going on. She validated it (of course, they don't want to lose business) and said she'd track down who was in the room and discuss with them and if necessary put more training in there. I know that it's not easy to hire daycare 'teachers' but I strongly suggested some consistency in at least the infant room. I have been putting everything in writing, every suggestion, every request, etc. about Kian is in writing to them so that they have something to refer to. I don't believe for one second someone will remember what I tell them when I drop him off and they're feeding breakfast to 8 other babies. That way at least it's there. So, we'll see. Tuesday I went in and there were 2 teachers who have been in there before and supposedly will be in there full time from now on. (college kids on summer break of course, but it's a start) At least now they are aware and so what if I'm the annoying mom or picky mom or whatever, that's my baby. And I pay you. So there. Anyways...if things don't improve I will definitely take him elsewhere. I can't decide though if other places would harbor less illnesses or if that's just a typical daycare casualty...

2 comments:

Mumbles said...

Great so now I'm going to get sick! Try writing instructions on Cayannes face?

Elizabeth F. said...

Hope you are all feeling better soon. Did he get diagnosed with strep? I ask because Thrush can cause babies to not want to nurse because it is painful. Sometimes they pull on and off and are fussy, b.c they want to nurse but get frustrated b.c it hurts. Either way, hope you are both back to good health soon. If you have trouble getting rid of the thrush or it returns contact me via my blog...I have lots of experience with thrush (unfortunately..ha.ha.). You can also take Acidopholus supplements to get your body back to a good bacteria count.