Yet another sick week here -- this time it wasn't me though, it was Ben. Poor little guy. It started last Tuesday when something in his jaw swelled up like a golfball ("bacterial infection of the salivary gland" was the Dr's best guess -- though he was scared it could be Mumps, despite Ben being immunized). There is nothing in the universe -- NOTHING -- worse than a sick kid. Someone who is normally vivacious, and curious and loving and enthusiastic suddenly just sitting there like a lump, moaning in pain, where's there's virtually nothing you can actually DO for them.
It REALLY stinks.
Well, we put Ben on antibiotics, and wouldn't you know it, though it was very effective in making his cheek swelling go down, it ALSO killed all of the "good" bacteria in his belly, which gave us 4 solid days of diarrhea, which ain't no fun either. The worst part is that he didn't want to eat or drink ANYthing, and there is a serious risk of dehydration (like, to the point of hospitalization) if fluid comes out and out and out, and nothing goes back in. So we had to pin him down and FORCE him to eat yogurt and drink pedialyte. It is seriously no fun to have to force your baby that way, but the alternative is, what? needles at the hospital?
Anyway, as of this morning, Ben is back to normal (hurray!), but that's why I didn't write reviews last week. Well, actually, I did write some, but they were too hostile and whiny -- even for me! -- so I sent them off to the recycling bin.
Here's what's shipping this week:
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