1.19.2010

Our First Trip to the ER and Reassurance-*Updated with pictures


The only thing worse than being that being that sick is my child being that sick! :(  I tried so hard to be proactive, to no avail.  Thursday he coughed and sneezed and I immediately called the doctor and told them what we were exposed to and how bad I felt.  They said if he got raspy, bring him in.  He was a little raspy all weekend, but the junky cough was extra bad Monday and so I took him in.  They said no fever so no secondary infection.  Call us if he gets a fever.  He took a nap and woke up all pink cheeked and sad, so I called.  They said, just call us if he can't breathe.  Seriously?!  Argh!  So last night he went down a little late, at 8pm because he had two long naps instead of one.  Thirty minutes later he wakes up crying, then coughing, then choking, then gasping!  On his own phlegm!  He sounded like he was swimming in it!  I flew into the room and brought him into the light and put him upright and smacking his back and he threw up buckets of mucus!  Poor guy!  He did a few more gaspy noises that confirmed that I was getting no sleep until he got checked out, so off to the hospital we went.  I didn't think twice since we are talking breathing here-not to mention he was hot and lethargic!  He started to perk up on the drive over, so that made me feel better.  His chest x-ray was clear, but he had a fever despite motr.in, he'd developed an ear infection since that afternoon, and they gave him a breathing treatment.  I was so glad they could do something to help him breathe better.  Of course, I slept with the monitor on the highest setting!  He is still miserable today, crying sadly, etc.  I would gladly be sick all over again instead of him!

On a completely unrelated note, a friend sent to me a nice reflection I wanted to share. 
1 Peter 3:17 For it is better to suffer for doing good, if that be the will of God, than for doing evil.
She saw this as a powerful testimony for NFP and not doing the culturally accepted IUI/IVF.  I hadn't thought of it in this light.  She wrote to me, "It is amazing to me how God gives us reassurance along the way. I know that we're seeking to do good and God's will, and that is enough."  May you also find reassurance in those words?  I hope so!

17 comments:

Sew said...

I'm so sorry he is sick! :(

I read that same exact verse that totally reassured me awhile ago that I was on the right path.... Great verse!

Chasing said...

Sorry your little guy is sick. :-(

mrsblondies said...

I'm so sorry he was so sick! Very scary.

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Fertile Thoughts said...

oops! I just posted under my old blog...

Oh, poor little guy. I hope he gets better soon. What a scare! Why do doctors wait so long to treat the obvious???? Anyways, hope you all get some well needed rest!

Ann - Building a Nest said...

Hoping he feels better soon. How scary.

Nicole said...

This makes me think of how much trouble I am finding in looking for a pedi. I really hate living in small town bc we just dont have options. Good to hear you were able to get him some attention. :)

LOVE the verse! It is soooo true.

prayerfuljourney said...

Poor little guy is right...It's so hard on children to be sick..they just don't understand what is going on. It's scary for them too. I only know this because I work with children.

I love that reflection..I often wondered if that is my mission on this journey...to show other people that having a child isn't everything (meaning life is not going to end)...we can have a purpose w/o having a baby. I know my acquaintances that do the ART thing just look at me like I'm some kind of "freak" because I won't do those things...next time..I'll say I'm doing a greater good for God!

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WheelbarrowRider said...

Thanks, everyone! I am hoping the antibiotics will kick in soon because the last 2 nights he has woken every 45 min and I end up sleeping with him in the rocking chair. And he won't nap. At the time he needs his sleep the most! :( It's been an exhausting 48 hrs complete with dragging him to the hospital for my peak plus 7 draw. But more on that soon...

mrsblondies said...

I added a comment to my latest post with details about Hydrocort.

Ann - Building a Nest said...

What a sweet lil' guy in his big boy chair! I hope he is feeling better.

Second Chances said...

I just started reading your blog (referred by Ann-Building a Nest). Your son is so adorable! I have a son also who's 8 now but I can see him your son's age - so cute! I noticed you checked out my blog and I'm so excited to get to know you! I'll keep you in prayer during this tough time with your son. God bless!

Tucked Beneath His Wing said...

How scary. Call us if he isn't breathing? That is crazy! Glad you got him to the ER and that he is starting to do better. Nice reflection and thoughts from your friend. One of the things I love about blogging is seeing all the different insights people have - it can be so encouraging!

WheelbarrowRider said...

Thanks for all the comments, everyone!
I just found out today the ER misdiagnosed him with an ear infection. Grr. Today we were told at his pedi that he couldn't possibly have had one and then, so soon, have NO signs. But, we still have to give him the abx (he hates, basically force it down him, twice a day...) so that he doesn't have antibiotic resistant bacteria. Nice. It is so frustrating that it seems like all the info varies based on who you talk to.

Sew said...

You are training him to be a true man, with his man chair! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!! Be still my heart! Sick but so cute!

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