Monday, September 15, 2008

Pneumonia

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.  
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.  

12 comments:

the milners said...

Poor Rowan! I hope he's feeling better soon for himself, and to give you a little break! You're an angel!

The Cederstrom's said...

Tiff, I have decided that you have bad luck with being sick!! I'm Sorry!! Hope everyone feels better soon!

Jeff and Sara Birch said...

Oh man, poor little guy!! I was going to see if you wanted to get together sometime this week, but I think we'll wait until you all are feeling better. Breathing treatments aren't fun...at least for us...Carson screams the whole time. Seriously, GET WELL soon little Rowan!

Avry and Justin said...

Tiff sorry to hear about Rowan his nose was pretty bad when I saw him on Saturday poor guy! As for Chandler after watching him at sconecutter & how he would just run out of the store & into the street I decided you need to be a lot more strict with him. Sorry girl but he walks all over you. Hang in there! Love ya!

David and Melissa Belnap said...

Poor kid!! Being sick is hard enough when you know what is going on...I can't imagine at little person being sick and not knowing why they feel so cruddy!! Good luck with everything!!

Jason, Janaca, and Jordan said...

Your poor family! The sickness seems to continue. I'm sorry you guys have been hit so hard.

Snedaker Family said...

That stinks, good thing you took him right in before it got too bad.

Snedaker Family said...

That stinks, good thing you took him right in before it got too bad.

Amber said...

Man, get well soon! I'm sure you're exhausted everyday anyway since Rowan really doesn't sleep well at night...hopefully things turn around soon!

Jeremy and Nicole Stucki said...

How sad! I HATE it when my kids are sick. Last year Taylor had to be put on home IV's for the beginning stages of pnemonia. It just stinks. I hope little Rowan gets feeling better soon!

Jeralee said...

I hope he is starting to feel a little better now. The wheezing sounded awful on the phone the other day. Too bad I don't live closer, I could have taken Chandler with you. Two hours in a Dr.'s office while Rowan had breathing treatments is long time for a 2 year old. And I am sure confined to a small room.

I would think that this year might be a good year to get the flu shot. LOL I think we are actually going to do it.

Hang in there.

Camille said...

Oh that poor little guy! I hope he gets feeling better. Pneumonia? So sad. Hang in there Tif, you are such a good mom.