Monday, March 10, 2008

Trip to the ER

Peanut and I got some bonding time tonight. She is still having diarrhea and it has almost been 2 weeks. Earlier today I had noticed she has started coughing a little. After her nap I laid her down to change her diaper and she was having difficulty breathing, she was gasping for air. So I sat her up and she started coughing a barky type cough. I looked at J and said, "I think she has croup." Made call to doctor and shortly thereafter we were on our way to the ER. We left the house at 6pm and got home at 9:45pm. While we were there they took a stool sample to test for the rotovirus = negative and took a swap from her nose to test for RSV = negative. They also did a chest x-ray on her. I have never seen a baby get x-rayed but they put her in this little chair that looked like a mini electric chair. They velcroed her onto it around her chest and belly. Then they had me hold her hands down while they took it then they had me hold her hands up in the air. It was one of the strangest things I have ever done. The x-ray came back good. The doctor said her cough was croup so they gave her some steroids and a breathing treatment as well as some prescriptions, one hopefully will clear up the diarrhea! I did learn that the older kids (GG and Red) probably have croup as well. I didn't think older kids could get it but the doc told me they can get it up until they are 12 years old. Tomorrow we are headed to the doctor's office with the three kids. I am the most worried about Red as he has it really bad. I hope the breathing treatments help him along with any prescription the doc gives us. I just want us all to be better. Can you hear the whine in my words. Seriously, I am so sick of everyone being sick. Did I mention that J is actually not feeling the greatest either? HE. NEVER. GETS. SICK. All I have to say is Spring Where are YOU???

7 comments:

Tonya said...

OMW - bless your heart AND the Peanut's. Sure hope the other babies are ok! My neighbor's 5 yr old had it a few weeks ago. I hesitate to say that we've avoided croup for the past 10 years.

Sure hope everyone is better soon! We get Spring weather for a day here and then get snow - that is not helping our health either!!!

ValleyGirl said...

Oh, I do hope you'll all be feeling better VERY soon!! That's a nasty thing for your whole family to be experiencing at the same time ~ it's bad enough when only one is sick!

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Shari said...

I'm so sorry about your kids being sick. It's especially scary when the baby gets it. Isn't it. It's probably a relief to know what it is and that you have the right meds now. It sounds like you need some recovery time yourself.

sarahgrace said...

Oh, you poor thing! You are having one heck of a time, aren't you! Well, I will be praying for you and yours! Hugs to you!

corrie said...

seriously, where is spring!!? bring it already!
hope you all start feeling better... especially the littlest one.

and i loved your diaper/movie story...too funny. you are a creative one!

Terri@SteelMagnolia said...

ACK.. I DESPISE THE ER!

You poor thing...

there has been a NASTY bug ...
NASTY.

Hope you're all better now.