I am just so sad my baby is so sick. I guess I should be grateful that it's not bad enough that they would have to hospitalize him. He is completely worn out from the appointment and I'm happy to see him sleeping soundly. Marshall has also had some sort of sinus crud for a week and a half. I'm making him go to the dr. tonight.
Monday, September 15, 2008
Yesterday Rowan's nose started getting bad again and he started getting a little wheezy. We had a long night last night and this morning he was wheezing again. At about noon it started to get really bad and scared me. I noticed that he was retracting quite forcefully and his respirations were quick. He was really having to work to breathe. He was also running a low grade fever - right at 100. I didn't want to mess around so we went into the dr. I was going to just see a Nurse Practitioner but after assessing him, she wanted the Dr.'s opinion. His respirations were about 60 per min. The dr. came in and listened to him. After that we did two breathing treatments and a chest x-ray. After the chest x-ray we did one more breathing treatment. He sounded so much better. The dr. then came in and said Rowan had fluid in two different parts of his lungs. He said he had a mild case of pneumonia and didn't want it to get any worse. Oh, and he still has a raging ear infection in his one ear. So back on a stronger antibiotic, 5 more days of steroids, and breathing treatments every 6 hours. Chandler was terrible at the visit and we were there for an hour and a half. Makes me wish I had found someone to watch him for a little bit. It felt a bit like a 3 ring circus. While we were there he smashed goldfish into the carpet, put his whole head under running water in the sink, took 7 "complimentary" dum dums, spit water all over the floor...I was more than just a little stressed the entire appointment. I had a hard time keeping tabs on him too as I had to do the breathing treatments with Rowan.