Wednesday, May 14

3rd round of antibiotics

Heavy sigh. I'm still sick. The pediatrician drew blood this time (we see him weekly now) and mommy/daddy should hear the results today.

Just in case you forgot, here is a recap on the last few months:
First, I was sick in March (along with Liam) and we were given Augmentin as the antibiotic. We had ear infections and a respitory bug. This antibiotic is used to treat infections caused by certain bacteria. Augmentin is a penicillin antibiotic. It works by killing sensitive bacteria. Once we finished this antibiotic we felt better, but had a sniffle/cough from time to time.

Then we went to Hawaii on April 12th. Before we left for the Big Island, we had (what mommy thought) a cold. While there it turned into an infection and once back in Bellingham we went to the doctor. The second round of antibiotics was Amoxicillin. Amoxicillin is used to treat many different types of infections caused by bacteria, such as ear infections, bladder infections, pneumonia, and various other infections.

On May 7th we finished our second round of antibiotics (Liam and I) and we visited the doctor on May 9th to get the "all clear, no more bugs" okay. And indeed, our chests were clear and our ears had no infections. Praise God!

Then May 11th, only I show signs that the bug still isn't gone (or we caught a new one). I have a little sniffle and mommy/daddy brace themselves. Indeed on Monday I spike a temp. Tuesday I run 100.6 and last night it hit 101.8. I went to the doctor yesterday and he chose a third round of antibiotics. Cephalexin.

Cephalexin is in a group of drugs called cephalosporin antibiotics and is used to fight bacteria in the body. It works by interfering with the bacteria's cell wall formation, causing it to rupture, and killing the bacteria. Cephalexin is used to treat infections caused by bacteria, including upper respiratory infections and ear infections (among others).

Mommy will post more once the blood work comes back. Please keep me in your prayers, I need to get healthy and start to fend off some of these bugs.

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