Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Sick of Sickness!

I have never been to the Doctor's or the hospital so much in my life, as I have been the past three months!
We had my pregnancy related hypertension, then having the baby.  We had routine Doctor appointments, and several sick visits, and three E.R. visits!
Hank was in the E.R. twice for Nursemaid's Elbow, and Luke was in the E.R. this past Friday for his congestion.
His congestion was getting worse last week and he would wake up with awful coughing and choking.  I thought I better take him back so the Doctor could listen to his chest.  She sent us over to the E.R. to have his oxygen levels better monitored, because she was getting borderline readings in her office.  She also heard some wheeziness on this visit.  Over to the the E.R. I went, while Brant took Hank to Mom's.  We got in fast and they monitored his oxygen and took a chest x-ray and tested for RSV.  The chest x-ray and the oxygen levels were okay.  He did test positive for RSV, which is basically a very bad cold in an infant.  If his oxygen levels had been below 90 they would have admitted him for oxygen and more monitoring.  He was sent home with an inhaler.  He still is having the coughing, but has never had a fever and still eats very well.  We just can't wait until he no longer has any congestion!
Hank also still has something lingering, but at this point it is just occasional coughing.
Brant also is currently sick with what we think is a sinus infection.

Eventhough I hate all this sickness I am very thankful my children are generally very healthy and don't have serious problems!

Hank's first E.R. visit.  We packed snacks thinking we might be there a while.  Luckly we were there only an hour!

Luke in the E.R.

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