Sunday, November 13, 2011

Days since ER visit: 1

The clock has been reset again.

My parents asked if I could help them re-shingle the roof of the cabin this weekend, and because Andrea had a wedding rehearsal Friday and a wedding Saturday, she stayed home and I took the boys up north. Jacob coughed a bit on the way up, but not too bad.

When we got up to the cabin, he started coughing worse, breathing harder, and generally seemed to be in worsening condition (though his attitude was stellar). Andrea came up post-haste, and we ended up taking him to the emergency room in Brainerd right around midnight.

This kid is one hell of a trooper. Despite having a very hard time breathing, he was happy as a clam. He was only disappointed when he found out that he couldn't go back to the cabin and had to stay overnight in the pediatric unit. That didn't last long, though, as he got some Legos to play with as well as a whale beanie baby.

Vomit bags are actually a good thing. They're quite fun to play with.
The tests for RSV, the flu and ear infection all came back negative. X-rays looked good. The doctors thought the symptoms seemed asthmatic. Jacob is already on the path to getting his tonsils and adenoids out (hopefully by the end of the year). Now we've got to take him in and see if he has asthma. In the meantime, he's back on a nebulizer and is taking some nasty medicine (I tasted it, and yes, it is as disgusting as he said it is). But he's taking it like a champ.

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