Aren got sick last week. I assumed it was just a typical cold with cough and fever but Biju suggested we call the doctor to see what his opinion was. I'm so glad we did - it turns out he had viral pneumonia and an ear infection. The pediatrician gave us a prescription for Amoxicillin (for the ear infection) and we were told he would get worse over the weekend. He did, but not nearly as bad as I was afraid he'd get. He spent quite a few nights sleeping in our bed plus most of his naps in our arms.
Aren just wasn't himself. Finally, on Monday, the fever stopped and we were able to coax a little grin from him. Tuesday was even better - more grins! Today (Thursday), I was able to get full on giggles from him as I tickled his belly. We also got the "okay" from the doc to go to a playgroup - which did us all a bit of good! He's back to sleeping in his crib with a cool mist humidifier in his room.
I'm so glad to have our happy-go-lucky fella back and I'm super grateful for modern medicine. I don't think prescription drugs should be used very often but there are times when they're necessary and in this case they sure did help!