Jacob and Elijah Shaddox are brothers. They live with their mom, Mary, who is the writer of this blog. Jacob is 19 and is now four inches taller than his mom! He also has ADHD and gorgeous red hair. He is a freshman at a technical college studying computer maintenance. Elijah is 15! He is in 9th grade and he is not in ROTC at his high school. He also had red hair, but it is lighter and not as thick as his brother's hair. He is hearing impaired(auditory neuropathy) and wears two cochlear implants. He also has tourette syndrome, ADHD, OCD and anxiety! Mary just started her 25th year as a teacher of the deaf. She is also in her last semester of graduate school to be a diagnostician! She will graduate in December of 2015!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

The Flu!

Elijah has the flu! He told me he didn't feel good last night and even wanted me to feel his forehead. He didn't feel warm, but boy he sure acted like he didn't feel good. He has had a cough for a few days, but it didn't seem serious. Well, he woke up feeling warm this morning and still not looking good. I did the web check in with CareNow and we got in around 9:30. The flu test came back positive and they did a lung X-ray based on his respirations and heart rate. There is one spot on one of his lungs that is questionable and could be pneumonia. I'll get up tomorrow morning and call his pediatrician and get him in to see her. The clinic wanted to see him again, but said we could follow up with his regular doctor if we wanted, so that is what we will do. He has also had several breathing treatments today.

Poor kid took off his processors two different times to nap. The doctor put him on Tamiflu, an antibiotic and a cough syrup. He is now asleep in his bed, but I'll be listening for him tonight!