Saturday, May 03, 2008

Late-night Adventure

NOTE to SELF: Do not be surprised if child given dose of Epinephrine at 1:45am is still VERY wired and active at 3:30am. Also do not be shocked if said child wakes up again as soon as the sun wakes up...



AJ started wheezing and having trouble breathing at around 12:30 last night. I gave him the first breathing treatment that he has needed in over a year, but it didn't seem to help. After a couple of minutes observing him, I went in to wake up Daddy. Daddy came in to check it out, AJ barked a cough at him, and we got dressed for a trip to the emergency room.



It appears that AJ has croup again. You may recall the other time he had this problem. He was six months old, and it was our first trip out of town since he was released from the NICU. We were in a very small town in South Texas, and he had to be hospitalized for 2 1/2 days...



We were discharged at 3:00am this morning with prescriptions for steroids and more breathing treatments to do for the next five days. He sang songs and talked to himself all the way home. I swear the kid was high. He woke me up at 7:00am wanting to watch cartoons. Every time he coughs now, he covers his mouth and tells me he doesn't need anymore medicine. It's going to be a long week. We have discovered that AJ on steroids means no sleep. No sleep for AJ means no sleep for Mommy...

3 comments:

Margaret said...

I hope he bounces back soon. Which, on steroids, shouldn't be a problem. Maybe I should say "Hope he returns to normal soon"???

Feel better AJ!

mommiebear2 said...

Yikes girlfriend! Hope he starts feeling better soon!!

KimboSue said...

Poor little guy! Hope the AJ family gets better soon!