Thursday, July 10, 2008

Surviving

All the kids got hit with a nasy bug this week, runny noses, croupy cough and fever, even Holden. We had been healthy for a while and I though we were through the bug season.

They really feel rotten. I took Will to the doctor yesterday because his breathing was a bit labored. He was wheezing a bit and having slight retractions in his chest from working too hard to breathe. The doctor prescribed nebulizer treatments for him. We did one right away in the office which was quite traumatic but did seem to help a bit. It was really sad. He had a high fever and was scared from the moment we got in the patient room. I had to hold him down while he cried desparately 'mommy, mommy...daddy'.

I didn't give him another treatment last night because he seemed to be breating ok and I didn't want to traumatize him unneccessarily. Will had this same issue at Christmas time when they all got that lingering respiratory illness. The doctor has mentioned athsma but is not diagnosing him with that yet. We will wait and see but I hope not.

Meanwhile we are not getting much sleep. Thank goodness David is back in town. He was gone an extra night than expected because of weather delays. He was able to do most of the night duty last night which was a big relief for me. Even Holden has been up screaming. Poor thing, I think he gets scared when he can't breath well through his nose. He have him sleeping at an incline to help the drainage but he is still having trouble.


At times like this we are just trying to get through the day.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi, Hope you are all feeling better now. We miss you and are looking forward to getting home and having another sleep over.
Love, P and G

Smooch said...

Oh, man. I feel for you. If it makes you feel any better, H&L scream at the doctor now, no matter how well they are feeling. Ever since the 18 month appt.

Heather McAdam said...

I hope everyone is feeling better soon. It sounds absolutely miserable. Hang in there. :)

Denise Wheeler said...

I hope everyone starts to feel better soon. My trio has had something similar though I doesn't sound quite as bad. Poor babies and poor mommy and daddy. I know you all must be exhausted.