Ethan update

How many times can a toddler wake up in the night? I was up atleast every hour with poor Mr. Ethan and his sore mouth. We were all up by 6 due to the crying and whining and I was so drained! We didn't make it to the rodeo last night, sorry Katie! I knew it was going to be a doosy so we opted just to stay home and rest up for the long haul. So this morning I put a small flash light up to Ethan's mouth to get a good look and there were dark spots around some of the sores. Freaked me out! So I called the wonderful Call-A-Nurse hotline here in Align CenterSan Antonio and got an RN over at Methodist who said because he's in such pain and the black spots are there we better take him to the ER to make sure everything is okay.

To the ER we went!! Loaded with blankie, train, and Diego to pass the wait with. We found the Children's ER entrance and there was Valet Parking!! Awesome! Being so frightened for your child you don't want to have to deal with parking the car right! So we go right in, quickly get invited back, they were kind and efficient and patient with my crying boy. We saw the doctor who was so playful and kind, gave him a toy to keep and gave us an Rx for some wonderful pain meds that will help him catch up on some sleep over the next couple of nights as we get over the worst of it. I was so relieved when she said that we only have another day or two of this and he should start getting better.

So he's in his crib now and has been asleep for 45 min. straight!! He hasn't done that in days. Love it! I'm not a big fan of drugs, but I'm so grateful he's sleeping and I know he'll feel so much better when he wakes up. He'll be better able to deal with any pain he feels if he's not sooo tired. So we are good, should be back to normal in a few days. Yay!