After five days of fever and vomiting and aches and general misery, our little guy is finally back among the land of the living! His fever finally broke Friday night and we were able to keep it at bay from then on. Saturday and Sunday he complained that everything was too bright and his speech was slowed and his behavior was off - even for a four-year-old.
Ryan consulted his good friends at Google and they suggested that we may be able to put a name on this nasty sickness after all. Perhaps viral meningitis, which would explain the photosensitivity and slowed speech after the fever, as well as the complaints of a sore neck and such during.
Whatever it was, it's gone now and we are so glad to have our boy back! Thanks so much for all your sweet concerns and encouragement and sympathy.
Now, back to my kid with a big appetite and three swords in each hand!