Saturday, March 1, 2008

Sweet Boy

I picked River up yesterday morning. He is a very sweet boy. At the moment is is pretty sick. The evening before I went to pick him up I spoke with his kinship mother and she said he had a fever of 103. He had been sick for several days. I made arrangements with our pediatrician to bring him as soon as he was in my care for pink eye in both eyes. It turns out he also has pneumonia.
Our doctor considered admitting him instead sent me home with FIVE medications and his nebilizer. Our daughter came home from Ethiopia with pneumonia and major stomach issue so this in some ways feels familiar. At this point I'm confident that I will get him in good health soon.
All of his belongings reeked of cigarette smoke and he was attending a large day care. I am hopeful that with just removing those to aspects he will improve and stay well.
I was able to get tons of back round information and I am so grateful for every bit of it. we have a very pleasant and kind caseworker. She has returned of of my phone calls promptly. She said she has 27 children on her case load currently.
Okay he just woke up. More later.


Steph said...

WOW! That's so quick and great!! Hope he's feeling better soon~

Diane said...

I am enjoying your site and will try to keep checking for new posts.