Thursday, September 20, 2007

Jack thinks he's an elephant...

Poor, poor Jack-E had to have his first breathing treatments this week. Neither of the other kids has had this problem before...apparently every other kid in Middle TN has. He probably just had a virus...it's RSV in infants, the doctor called it bronchiolitis for his age. Maddy supposedly had "bronchiolitis" as a baby, but didn't have any treatment for it, so I guess it was less severe...either that or, as a first-time mom with a 2-week old, they just thought they'd better call hers something so I wouldn't feel like an over-protective nut of a mommy for bringing her in because she sounded a little "stuffy"--no fever, no cough, just "stuffy"! Boy, have I changed! Jack was up ALL night last Thursday with labored breathing, and I was actually not 100% sure I should take him in Friday morning! He's had croup before, so I figured it was that, but it didn't improve as morning came (like croup usually does), so I bit the bullet. He definitely needed to go in, but with the nebulizer and steriods (can a two-year-old have 'roid rage?? cause he's been really mean!) he's fine now. He was very proud of his "elephant nose" that "blows dragon smoke". He did GREAT! He didn't fuss at all about it and sat still for 7-10 minutes IN A ROW...several times a day. What a trooper!

2 comments:

Deaton, party of 5 said...

Way to go Jack! Get well soon!

Lydia's Mom said...

I am glad that you found Jack's problem. Maddie was very concerned in class last week and requested prayers. I was hoping everything was ok. My nephew and neice both had the pleasure of wearing those fun contraptions....they are such better troopers than we are!