Sunday, May 3, 2009

One Sick Little Boy

Mason is sick, better but still not well. He has terrible allergies and he has had those awful attacks for several weeks now. Friday night he coughed and coughed and coughed. We were up practically all night.

Saturday morning he did not feel well and did not eat or drink much. He was still coughing, so I called the pharmacy to see what he could take with the other meds he is on. I went by the pharmacy and picked up the cough medicine while hubby stayed home with the boys. When I got back he was laying on the couch, he wanted left alone and was quite irritable. His respirations had been increasing all day.

Then he started vomiting. Hubby wanted me to go ahead and take my Daddy to the florist to get flowers for decoration. He took care of the boys and my Daddy and I went. When I got back, his respirations were in the upper 50's (normal for his age are 20-30). We called after hours care and headed that way. We dropped Little John off at my parents house and made the hour drive. His respirations were over 100 by arrival.

We were at the doctor's office for almost 3 hours. After a breathing treatment via nebulizer his oxygen was only up to 94%. He was diagnosed with acute bronchial something the other..........I say rubbish.....we'll see. I am not impressed with the ped that we saw. Nor the nurse that left us alone to administer the breathing treatment in the doctor's office on our own.

We go to the regular pediatrician this week for a chest x-ray and so on so forth. I think asthma. We are doing breathing treatments (via aero pump)every 4 hours, even having to wake him through the night. He is better, but not himself. Eating and drinking are poor, respirations are better.

Please pray for our little boy, he is still sick. I will keep you posted......

Blessings!!!

9 comments:

Ellie said...

Sending prayers and hugs for little Mason.....hope he is feeling better soon!

Nico said...

We will be praying for your little one. I hope that he feels better soon! Sending big hugs your way.

Mimi said...

Poor baby!Allergies are so awful. I am praying for him right now.
I hope it isn't asthma and that he feels better soon.
Hugs,
Mimi

Heather said...

It must be horrible to have to wake him during the night for treatments. I will be thinking of you all as you go for chest x-rays. Deep breaths, I know it is extra hard to have patience with the kiddos when you are tired and stressed.

whittybrooke said...

I am so sorry to hear that one of your babies are so sick. I know how hard it is to see them suffering and not be able to do anything about it. Dathan also suffers from severe allergies to just about everything and has had major health problems his entire life because of them. Most doctors haven't a clue what to do about it really...most deny that the allergies can cause some of the problems they have but I'm with you...it's rubbish! I'll be praying that he gets better and that you'll find someone who can offer better care. Just a thought, have you ever tried the chiropractor? That's always seemed to help Dathan somewhat at times.

Prayers,
Tyra

smilernpb said...

Aww, I am so sorry to hear this. Hoping that he is feeling better very soon. Hugs x

Nikki said...

Oh, no! I hope he feels better soon, and I will pray for him.

Mrs. Darling said...

So sorry to hear about mason. Praying God will touch his little body.

mamacantrix said...

Prayers, Dearest. And I think you're right...sounds like spring and fall asthma flare. We play that game here, too. Ask about a round of oral steroids and using something like Pulmicort and/or Singulair until he is older and either outgrows it or can use a maintenance inhaler like Advair. Gets us through the seasonal changes every year!