by tree (819 Posts), Sun Mar 27, 2011 10:09 pm
I am sorry you have to go through this. We did some long runs of antibiotics last year, and it was tough. Fortunately, my daughter was willing/able to eat a lot of yogurt. She also seemed to like her formula with added acidopholus powder. She was okay as long as we kept up with the various probiotics. The diaper rash and diarrhea were the worst side effects for her. Are you sure your son needs more Miralax while on the meds?
I hope you can find a childcare solution. We had three six week breaks from daycare last year, and I started flying my Mom out to help after a while. My husband and I ran out of leave pretty quickly, and we were able to get good deals on flights. We also started looking for a temporary nanny and ended up (very happily) with a full-time nanny so we could stop dealing with day care crud for a year or two. Is there a chance that you could find a temporary sitter or something for the last half of his recovery? We don't have any family in the area, and I know it can be really stressful to find emergency childcare.
My friend's son had to get his tonsils and adenoids out at two, and he is a much healthier kid now. She said he had some pain, but it was nothing that couldn't be fixed with popsicles after the first day or two. He immediately started sleeping better, stopped snoring, stopped having asthma symptoms, and said he felt better.
Daughter born April 2009 at 35 weeks due to Class 1 HELLP