On Sunday night, Adam woke up at 4:30 and was very congested. I couldn’t believe he could still nurse with his stuffed up nose. It’s not unusual for him to be stuffy overnight but this was more than usual, though it did clear up a few hours later.
His diaper that morning was DISGUSTING. I won’t go into detail. It was significantly different than other messes but nothing that was particularly alarming otherwise.
That evening, he nursed and then when I moved him up for the burp, he threw up everything he had just eaten. Or so I thought. The rest came up about 30 minutes later. (P.S. I was thrown up on twice and still haven’t had a shower. Glamour Mom!) All this was in addition to some head grabbing/rubbing that had been going on for about 24 hours.
Thomas and I packed him up and made our way to the walk-in clinic for the second time in three days.
When we went on Saturday evening – a beautiful sunny day – we were the only ones there. When we went Monday evening – oh, my. Kids of every shape, size and disease, including a teenage girl who I’m sure had pink eye. If Adam wasn’t sick before, he certainly will be now.
We had a different doctor this time and I felt obliged to point out the nasty rash on his face and tell the doctor that we were here for something else… two days later. I started to feel like an OxyContin addict that moves from one walk-in doctor to the next, looking for a fix. The doctor was very nice and checked Adam’s ears, which thankfully were fine. He told us that it’s probably a virus and to let it run its course.
While I’m not entirely convinced that it’s a virus, I’m glad that we went and had him checked out.
The congestion, the uncomfortable and copious gas, the eczema – it sounds like a reaction to me. We’ll be seeing our family doctor next week and I’ll see what she thinks. I know something isn’t right. On the other hand, I don’t suspect anything serious.
Anyone else have any ideas? He’s nearly four months old and is exclusively breast fed.