Saturday, September 10, 2011

That Sweet Face/Harrison Sickie Update

This sweet little guy has been feeling so awful this week. He went to the doctor Thursday and started antibiotic for strep, but then yesterday when I got home from work, I could tell hi breathing was very labored and after 3 doses of antibiotics, he should have been feeling better. So I ran down to the drug store to pick up some tylenol and motrin (because he was still running fever) and asked the pharmacist what she thought. She told me what I had suspected, that we needed to call our pediatrician and let them know.

When I called, they told me to come right in. Sure enough, Harrion has developed croup. This is not the first time we have had croup, but usually they give us a breathing treatment and all is good. This croup however had settled in his throat and not his lungs. They went ahead and gave him a steroid shot and then sent us to the hospital for a oft tissue xray (to look at his throat).

The xray showed that his throat was swollen (not alarmingly so) and that his tonsils and adenoid were also swollen. This is something we will keep an eye on as we go through the winter. Last night he had a good night. He slept well and hopefully that steroid shot pushed him back into the get well range.

Thanks for all who have been thinking of us. I know we don't have serious illnesses, but sick little ones are no fun! :( I am just looking forward to seeing some of these sweet faces again. :)

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous6:36 PM

    Hi, again!
    Glad to see Harrison had a good night. I know that means a lot to everyone, as it is a sign that things are headed back in the right direction. It scared me yesterday afternoon when Joe told us that you had to take him to the hospital. Maybe all of you will be able to get another good night's sleep tonight. I've got all of you in my thoughts and prayers, as we head into another week. Hopefully this one will be MUCH better than last week! Tell Ava and Harrison I'm keeping up with what's going on, even though I'm in Nashville. No, Ava. Liam isn't crawling yet......but I'm sure he will be, before too much longer. Pop has been holding him and playing with him today, and all the while, talking about are how sweet Ava & Harrison are! :) He is crazy about his grandchildren, as am I. Wish we lived a lot closer together so we could get together more often.
    I love you all so much, and look forward to seeing you again as soon as possible.
    Love to all,


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