Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Teething Time/ Swine Flu Scare

Teething Time
Dylan is starting to get his first teeth. In the process, there has been some great discomfort. We noticed this when he started to really cry hard after we exhausted our top three options: Feed him, hold him, or sometimes, change his diaper. When none of those worked, we figured something else had to be bothering him.
Our doctor, aka: Dr. Google, implied that he might be teething. We got him some Ora-Gel and Baby Tylenol and that seemed to help. He has gotten much better this week, though we don’t know how many more times he will go through this. Sounds like our next Google search.
Swine Flu
There has been a lot of the swine flu going around our area these days. It is a little scary when you have a 4 month old around. We had him outside on our deck for a little while on Saturday. He saw a couple of the neighbors and got some fresh air.
The next day, our neighbor came over telling us that her daughter, who was over the day before, came down with the swine flu. When I came downstairs, Dana was really stressed out and was frantically disinfecting anything she could find.
I told her that she needed to calm down. This is the first time we really had to worry about him. I told Dana that it certainly won’t be the last. It would be nice to keep him in a bubble, but we can’t worry about things we can’t control. We will have to go through this for the rest of his life. I can already picture him asking us to go to his friend’s cottage on the lake after prom when he is in high school. My blood pressure just went up.

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