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!
THE SHADDOX BOYS
Jacob and Elijah Shaddox are brothers. Jacob is 21 years old and just moved into an apartment with his girlfriend. He graduated from a technical college with an Associate's degree in Computer Maintenance. He works for a school district as a computer technician. Elijah is almost 18 years old. He is hearing impaired, has Tourette Syndrome, OCD and ADHD. He is a junior in high school. Elijah lives with his mom Mary and her wife, his stepmom. Mary has a bachelor's in deaf education and a masters in special education, and is an educational diagnostician. Life is always changing and this blog has chronicled many of these changes and will continue to do so!