Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Sick baby - update

So we went to the pediatrician this morning - a nightmare with all three girls fighting over toys and just generally being a handful while I'm trying to talk to the NP about Finn and then do a breathing treatment. Anyway, he's got some upper respiratory thing going on, sort of an unspecified bronchiole (sp?) spasm thing due to infection. Who knows if this is a reincarnation of his last bout of bronchiolitis or a new one altogether. We've now been prescribed a nebulizer for home use (it's supposed to be delivered right to my front door this afternoon).

I had to cancel his PT again this morning because of all this.

I'm ready to crack apart, I tell you.

8 comments:

Molly C said...

Hang in there!!! My sibs and I were super prone to pneumonia when we were little. We spent HOURS hooked up to the neb while watching baby sing along song.

I hope Finn is feeling better soon, and that you get a break!

Mel said...

Hey there. Sick kids are hard work, so be gentle with yourself. He WILL get better, and soon :) If you don't already have one, I recommend a humidifier- I use one for Luke and it seems to realy help with his breathing when he gets a cold and stop it going to his chest. Good luck.

Following Him said...

Hang in there...it does sound like he never got over the last bout. I, like Molly, was and is still hooked to neb machines during the winter/spring months. Hope this worths.
Hang in there!!!
~Elyse~

Oglethorpe said...

That is rough. T has to do 21 day rounds of antibiotics....

JaybirdNWA said...

I understand where your coming from. John, because of his weanened immune system and his little ear canals seems to be prone to respiratory issues. We still give him an inhaler on a daily basis for maintenance and we keep a nebulizer in the house incase the nebulizer doesn't cut it. I'm glad the feeding eval went well. It sounds as if Finn will be fine in the eating department. Try to be patient with yourself on the sickness. I am learning with John as I'm sure you are learning with Finn that he doesn't bounce back from illnesses quite like my others did (just another way in which our life has changed).

Tricia said...

Yep. You and I need to be drinking buddies! :)

I just wanted to tell you that Georgia does not seem sickly either. But...that said, she always seems to be sick. Our doctor has taken to doing double doses of antibiotics (sometimes triple) as a RULE for her. It takes her that long to get rid of infections. Not ideal, but we do what we have to.

Also, not for nothing, but all my friends' typical kids (Finn's age) seem to be sick this year for some reason. There's lots going around. Hopefully he'll be back to his healthy self soon.

Carla said...

Hugs hugs hugs, Lisa. So much on your already loaded plate. :-( I only have 2 kiddos but it has been a winter/spring of sickness for both of mine. My kids have been sick more than well since last October. My Ped told me that with kids under 3.5 years old they are, on average, sick 11 times a year and most of those are usually between October and May. Ugh. More hugs!

Loren Stow said...

oh shame!
I hope that Finn is feeling better soon - it must be so frustrating when you try and try and still he's not feeling better!
All my best thoughts!