Saturday, June 27, 2009

Still going

Robbie had a pretty good night. Only woke once on his own (I had to wake him twice for breathing treatments. He did NOT appreciate that.) and was breathing pretty well.

He sounded pretty okayish this morning when we got up. I called the doctor to find out when we needed to bring him in for follow up and they wanted to see him right away, so off we went. No time to do another treatment before we left.

By the time we got to the doctor's office, he was rattling something fierce. I was honestly afraid she was going to send us to the hospital. I actually stopped walking down the hall of the office because I was certain that was NOT his lungs I was hearing- but it was.

Fortunately when we got in there, his oxygen was still 96% so even though he sounded horrid, he was doing okay.

Dr. P checked him over and announced that he was starting to get an ear infection. she also wanted to swab him from RSV. It's not remotely RSV season (hello, it's 100 degrees today) but he sounded so awful, she wanted to be sure. It was negative, fortunately. She had him do another breathing treatment while we were there and that cleared up most of the wheezing.

We left with a prescription for an antibiotic. It's Aug.mentin. She said it's fairly broad spectrum and she gave a high dosage. She is hoping that if the haziness that was on his X-ray yesterday was the start of a pneumonia, this will help fight that as well.

So we're home. We've been doing breathing treatments more like every 2 hours because that's when he seems to start wheezing again. Robbie HATES the nebulizer. It's the machine, not the stuff. As soon as I turn the machine on, he starts yelling. And yells all the way through the whole treatment.

But then, he also cried hysterically when the nurse put the pulse-ox on his toe. Then when the nurse looked at him, he burst into tears again. He's a might bit touchy these days. In the grand scheme of things, a sticker on the toe or a loud machine isn't so bad.

I'm just glad it's not IVs and oxygen. Someone should tell the kid he's doin' okay.



chipz95 said...

Poor Robbie! I'm glad to hear he's doing better! If you need anything, let me know. In the meantime, saying lots of prayers for you guys!

Mrs. Spit said...

Can you throw a blanket over the machine to muffle the sound? they are pretty loud.

Michelle said...

Poor thing! I hope he gets better soon!

Newt said...

I don't blame him for being touchy! Hang in there, Robbie-man. Get better soon!

Heidi said...

I'll be thinking of you and Robbie and sending get well vibes your way. Hugs to you both.

Adriane said...

Soooo glad it's not RSV. Poor Robbie. Hopefully the breathing treatments and antibiotics work their magic quickly!