It has been a long week in our house and quite a worrying one. Ethan has been really ill. I would say we still aren’t out of the woods yet but he is finally improving. When I called NHS Direct on Monday night they really weren’t any help at all! The question I really needed answering was ‘when you have tonsillitis can you also be physically sick’.
The lady on the other end of the phone would not give me a yes or no answer. She wanted us to drag Ethan out in the pouring rain to get a doctor to look over him again. I know she was only doing her job and it is better to be safe than sorry. But we had just got Ethan to sleep and I didn’t want to make him worse by dragging him out in the cold. I just really wanted some advice.
On Tuesday we took Ethan back to the walk-in centre. Basically, the nurse told us what we were expecting. They couldn’t really do anything unless Ethan was dehydrated and he wasn’t that bad yet. He isn’t really drinking enough but his body is coping at the moment.
Ethan spent the remaining part of Tuesday and Wednesday on the sofa and not moving. This is not Ethan at all you normally can’t pin him down. His body wanted him to rest and he was listening to it. He also wouldn’t take any food and the most worrying, water. Signs that he could possibly have a sore throat.
But I’m pleased to say Ethan has finally started to eat a little. He has also let me give him water in a syringe. He still isn’t 100% but I’m over the moon that he is finally picking up.