Monday, October 18, 2010

Xander's Ear Infection

This morning I took Xander to the doctor because he has been so congested and has started getting a cough. And guess what, our little boy "who is never sick" has an ear infection. So, I'm over here thinking awesome, this is going to be just like Savannah's first winter where she had eight ear infections in three months,and finally had to get tubes. And then I start freaking out because I'm afraid that since he has an ear infection it might make his immune system is weaker and he will have even higher chances of getting a battler infection, that will damage his kidneys and so on... Flu seasons is starting and all of the other sickness and Xander has a greater chance of getting RSV and everything because he had phenomena when he was born. We are not going to bring Xander to church anymore for now. we'll probably just take turns going to sacrament and Court will stay home with him for the rest, because he doesn't have a calling for right now. I feel bad for being an over protective mother but with Xander we can't take any chances. If he gets sick he could die from it, so we have to be extra careful with him and we have to be over protective. When Savannah comes home from school or outside or church we'll put hand sanitizer on, and if she has a runny nose or anything we'll keep her home from church and school. It will be hard, but if there is any chance of it keeping Xander from getting sick or saving his life it's more than worth it.


  1. You aren't being overprotective. You are doing what a good mother with a child with special needs should do. Xander's greatest need is to stay healthy & flu season is scary! Let me know if there is ever anything you need-even like getting you milk so you don't have to take him to the store.

  2. I agree with Cyndi. You are doing what you need to keep Xander healthy. Let me know what I can do for you. I'm always driving around to different stores for work, so picking up anything you need wouldn't be a problem at all.
    Love you!

  3. Don't feel overly protected- you need to do what is best for your kids.