It's 11am this WORLD. Sydney. Australia
So poor little James baby has had a few bad days. On Sunday we took James to a park and he ran out screaming holding his private parts. I thought he must of hurt himself. It happened again a few more times in the afternoon. By then hubby and I were comvinced it was a UTI.
We were in the Hunter Valley enjoying a family weekend away, so we just kept offering fluids as the hospital would have been our only option for assistance. First thing Monday morning on our drive back from the Hunter I made an appointment with a doctor.
Doctor confirmed UTI.
James started antibiotics yesterday afternoon. He has had 3 doses now and is so much happier. He is doing wet nappies and is on the rise.
Autism is really hard, we all know that, but the hardest thing for me as an autism mum is that James can't verbalise what he is feeling. He can't say 'hey mum it hurts when I wee'.
This UTI does explain his poor behaviour the last few days. When James doesn't feel well his behaviour changes. Poor little poppet... breaks my mummy heart.
Thank you for all the well wishes we received from our little online community. So much love.
Today is a home day.
James needs to recover. We were out all weekend so it's nice to be home and catch up on everything, like washing!
Not long now and we will be heading to Tasmania, my home town. I am really looking forward to taking the kids back to explore like tourists. Before we go to Tasmania though we have a big week ahead.
Tomorrow I have the follow up appointment with James' GP, I need his blood results, urine culture results and it is our immunisation discussion appointment (which we may not have time for). Friday James has his gastroenterologist appointment and then early next week his dietitian/ naturopath will go through everything and work out his supplements accordingly.
James also turns the big 4 this week! I can't tell him it's his birthday yet because he will expect his presents and a chocolate birthday cake.
Well there is a little update from us. Sorry I have been a little absent. A lot going on and I have been building myself up from some online negativity.... I don't know why people feel the need to attack others, it's really hurtful and unnecessary. I just need to protect myself. I understand that I share a lot but it's to help others and it's not an open invitation for bullies.
Have a great day,