This is an update to my last entry where I apparently jinxed myself.
Yesterday when I picked Kevin up from school he was in tears. I could tell something was wrong when I saw the look on his face as he walked toward my car. As he climbed in I asked him what was wrong and he said his ear hurt. He then put his hand over his left ear and began sobbing. So we went directly to the doctor from school where we saw a nurse practitioner to affirm that yes, he has another ear infection. I told her that this had been going on since toward the beginning of September and that I would really like to know what was going on and why nothing was working. She only had this to say: "We'll switch his antibiotic from Amoxicillin to Augmentin which is a little stronger and if there is still sinus infection, this should take care of it too. Then if it's still not better we can do an x-ray of the sinuses to see if they're clogged or if there's any remaining infection." She gave him Motrin while there and in about 15 minutes it did help with his pain.
We came home and since he felt much better from the Motrin, I made his lunch. Then he said he wanted to lay down. After about 1 1/2 hours of getting no actual sleep due to coughing he sat straight up and proceeded to 'toss his cookies' all over the bed. Poor baby. He began to cry and the cycle starts all over. Last night as he was lying on the couch he began to get uncomfortable again. Again, it resulted in another trip to 'hug the commode' and more tears. All I know to do is hold him and tell him to breathe and try to relax. He did sleep all night with no interruptions and seemed to be comfortable most of the time.
I'm just extremely frustrated that he cannot get well. He has to eat before taking the antibiotic or it might possibly make him sick. But it makes him sick anyway. It's the same medicine he took with the fire ant bite and it didn't make him sick then. I don't understand why it makes him sick now unless this time it's a combination of having the cough-producing drip that is making him not be able to tolerate it this time. I don't know.
Not getting much done in the line of getting new things made for the shop. Can't really concentrate on it. Oh well. Life comes first.