Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Will it ever end?

Tonight we finally decided Rowan needed to go see the pediatrician.  His cough has been unreal and he has been so unhappy.  Anyone who has been around Rowan much knows that he is an extremely happy baby so it's weird to see him so unhappy.  Luckily our ped's office is open until 7 every night and I so I called and got right in.  I met the NP that works in the office who I haven't met before and I am just as impressed with her as I was with Dr. Lei.  We only had to wait maybe 3 minutes in the waiting room, and then another 1-2 minutes before we were seen.  How nice.  Sheri (the NP) spent lots of time with us in the room and wanted to get to know us on a personal level.  Then after checking Rowan it was decided that he has: two ear infections, an eye infection, and some sort of respiratory infection or virus.  She was surprised at the fact that Rowan wasn't a preemie, hasn't had RSV, and has never been sick with the way he was wheezing and how he sounded when she was listening to him.  My poor little man.  She decided to do an Albuterol treatment with a Nebulizer while we were still there and then see if that helped his wheezing at all.   It seemed to help so we came home with a Nebulizer and have to go back for an appointment tomorrow to see if it really is helping.  I had to go to get the prescriptions filled before we went home and Walgreens was more than a little slow - we were there for well over 40 minutes.  Rowan was irate by the time we got home.  After a long nursing session, his 2 antibiotics, some tyelnol, and his breathing treatment, you'd think he was a new boy.  He was quite happy and as I sit and listen to the baby monitor while he is sleeping, he has hardly coughed at all.
So you may wonder why I am such a horrible mom to drag him to Walgreens instead of bringing him home and then filling the prescription.  My 8 year old niece Maeli came to stay with us for a few days since she doesn't start school until Friday.  Avry was a little hesitant to let her come stay as we've all been sick but I assured her all would be well.   We've done all sorts of fun things the last couple days  and while I took Rowan to the dr. she went hiking to Battle Creek Falls with Marshall & Chandler.  They got home a few  minutes after I did and Maeli complained that she didn't feel well.  I took her temp and it seemed normal and then asked her what hurt.  She couldn't quite pinpoint it and then stated her throat hurt.  I offered to make her some hot chocolate and she obliged.  Just as I was about to start mixing the hot chocolate.......lo and behold..... she starts throwing up all over our couch.  I ushered her into the bathroom and started her a bath.  After a bath, some crackers, water and medicine, she is sleeping soundly.  What a great aunt and hostess I am.  Did I mention she's 8 and has changed every poopy diaper, done my dishes, folded laundry, etc while she's been here?  No, I did not force her, she's just that amazing of a little girl and is constantly looking for what she can clean next or who's diaper she can change.  She comes to my apartment, cleans, takes care of and plays with my boys and in return she gets sick.  I'm sure Avry is never going to let her come stay again :(  
Who wants to come over next?  ;) *wink*

8 comments:

Lee and Melody said...

Hopefully all the meds will help a bunch- poor little man! It's so hard to have your babies be sick, I hope everyone gets to feeling better soon.

Jeff and Sara Birch said...

Ah the good old Nebulizer. Carson absolutley hates it when we make him do treatments, but it really does seem to work. Your poor little boys, how rough to be so sick. Its nice though that you found a good pediatrician. GET WELL soon to all of you!

Tara said...

Your poor little family! I hope you guys all start feeling better soon. Hopefully the albuterol will help Rowan. Good luck!

Jason, Janaca, and Jordan said...

Good grief! Poor little boy. I can't believe how sick you guys got out of no where! I hope it all ends very soon.

Camille said...

Your poor family! Sounds like a party over there at the Snedakers!! Hope everybody gets feeling back to normal soon. Especially Rowan. It is so hard to have a sick baby, because they can't tell you what they need.

The Fantasias said...

Poor guy. I know what you mean about preemie issues though. Eli has always had breathing issues since his NICU days, not severe, but he's a wheezer alright.

Poor Rowan and poor Maili. I hope they get well soon and that you start getting some rest as I'm sure you've been busy caring for them.

Holly Mayer said...

man Tiff that sounds awful. Arora had been sick for a few weeks but id finally pulling though. It will get better!

Avry and Justin said...

Ahh little Maeli still can't drag her butt off the couch although she is asking for a milkshake so that is a good sign. :) I don't think I will be sending her on her first day of school tomorrow.
She said she had a lot of fun. Thanks for taking her Tiff.