Monday, April 23, 2007

Spring Sickies

So Spring is finally here.... and with it comes the sickies.
Jonathan has had a runny nose for about 4 weeks now... a week and a half ago I took him in to have his nose checked since he smelled really bad and it turned out he had stuffed a piece of tissue up his nose who knows how long ago and it had bacteria growing all around it causing a horrible dead animal smell... not pleasant let me tell you! So he ended up on a 10 day round of antibiotics... Saturday was his last dose of the medicine... by Saturday evening he had a fever (103 for 7 hours) and a dry cough and was breathing hard....
Sunday he was still with fever and dry cough and heavy breathing so I took him into the hospital convenient care to have him checked out... one breathing treatment, 2 x-rays, nasal discharge test, blood test, a cup of steriods, 2 syringes of ibuprofen, 1 syringe of tylenol, several temperture checks, and 4 hours later we were finally back on our way home! His oxygen level was 87% when we got there and in the 90's when we left. We were sent home with a bottle of Albuterol, Prednisone, Ibuprofen & Tylenol for him to take and a diagnosis of Brochiolitis... he returns to the Dr on Wednesday for a re-check... Can the poor kid please get a break now?!?!?!

Here is my poor little man getting his breathing treatment at the hospital

2 comments:

Terry said...

poor little guy! hope he feels better. you really have ur hands full. But, big families are just awesome! I wouldn't trade mine for nothing. Even if we have our moments.
But, sure hope he gets to feeling better soon.

Amber said...

Poor guy! I can sympathize on the dead animal smell. Chey stuffed a piece of foam up her nose when she was about 2 and I have no idea how long it was there before we figured out that the smell was comming from her nose! EWWWW! It was so gross!