Tuesday, February 05, 2008

The doctor said that Sean has parotitis. The parotid glands are the salivary glands that go from in front of the ear around the bottom and to the back of the ear.
He thinks it is a viral kind and took him off the antibiotic. He said it will probably get worse before it gets better. He said it is kind of a mild generic mumps. I don't think it is as swollen on his right side today as much as it was last night. His left side is slightly swollen and it is tender on both sides. He hasn't had much fever today and the ibuprofen works really well. He says he feels pretty good. He still has some wheezing from the pneumonia but his cough is nice and loose.
I don't know how long this will last... forgot to ask that. It is contagious, but maybe we won't all get it. :)

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