|He pulled his hoodie down to his waist|
During the day on Sunday, he was a little bit flat, but still had lots of energy. He ate a reasonable amount and, apart from a runny nose, he wasn't too bad. In the evening, he started to get a croaky voice and had quite a 'chunky' cough. By 1.30am this morning, he had been coughing like a seal for a few hours, so I decided to take him up to the hospital. I didn't think I could cope with another full night of trying to stay awake watching his breathing. Thankfully, the nurse gave him a dose of Prednisilone straight away, and his oxygen levels were OK, so I was able to bring him home again. He still coughed for the rest of the night, but at least I knew the steroids would be working to help open up his airways, so I was able to get a little bit of sleep.
|I'm about to tickle you.......|
I called the Doctor's Surgery first thing this morning, and was able to get Felix in to see his GP. He is so lovely with him. Sometimes I'm sure Felix gets sick just so he can go and see him. He gave me a prescription for Prednisilone so Felix could have another couple of doses. For the rest of winter, we will be keeping some in the house all the time. Unfortunately it doesn't last more than a few weeks once it's open, so we'll have to keep getting prescriptions filled just so we're prepared. The GP had an unexpected discovery when he looked in Felix's ears today; both grommets are still there!! I asked if I should cancel Felix's surgery, but he thinks his ears need a really good clean because they are full of wax, and he wasn't entirely sure if the grommets are exactly where they should be, so we'll go ahead with the surgery and see what they find.
We have been thinking of getting Felix a bigger bed. He's currently in a toddler bed, and wriggles around so much that he's forever banging against the sides. Today I went and ordered him a double bed. It's really low to the ground (I won't be able to store anything underneath it), so if he rolls out, he won't have far to fall. It will be a perfect size for bedtime stories, or snuggles on nights when he's not well. He's not going to be very tall so, hopefully, it will last him well into his teenage/adult years. After the past few nights of squatting down on the floor, half draped across the wooden edge of his bed, it's a nice thought that I'll be able to lay next to him next time and doze a bit.
Despite his restless night last night, Felix didn't want to go for a day time sleep today. I put him to bed, but could hear him playing and banging around for ages. Eventually, I decided to open his door and let him come out. The little monkey had managed to put both his arms through the neck of his jumper and had pulled it all the way down to his waist so he was naked from the waist up. He looked quite proud of himself. It looked hilarious, but he was freezing! After a snack and a bit of a play, he finally went back to bed and fell asleep for a couple of hours. He's still so easy to put to bed at night and tonight was no exception. The poor kid is exhausted. Hopefully he'll get a good couple of night's sleep and be much better soon.