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February 8th, 2009, 07:18 PM
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Ben had a low grade fever yesterday, but no cough. I figured he was catching whatever viral thing that Sarah's been fighting off this week.

But around 10:30 pm last night I heard the croupy cough with stryder (sp?) through the monitor. His temp was up to 101.9 (not high, but enough to try to give him some Motrin...which he just spit out). He wouldn't take a bottle of juice either (so I couldn't add the medicine in that either). I just couldn't wait until Monday to have him seen, and now I'm glad I didn't.

I got him into the ER and and the doctor could hear he didn't sound right (even though he never actually coughed while the doctor was in the room). But she ordered blood work for RSV and Influenza as well as xrays for his chest. They gave him a Tylenol suppository and then tried to help me give him motrin orally (yeah right!).

The poor baby, they tried to catheterize him to collect a urine sample, but he was dry, so they put an IV in him to hydrate him and then try to collect fluids. They had me give him a breathing treatment.

But the xray was probably one of the hardest parts of the evening (well that and the IV that kept falling out of his arm). But because I'm pregnant, they had to put him in this tube-like thing with his arms up over his head. It looked like a torture device and he screamed while in it. I got to go in between xray pictures to see him and try to comfort him. It was just so hard to watch.

The xray results came back as pneumonia. I've never had pneumonia (either has dh or Sarah). It just hit him sooo fast! I'm so glad I didn't wait until Monday to take him in. Thankfully the RSV & Influenza tests came back negative.

Because the IV kept falling out, they gave him two shots (one in each leg) of antibiotics. They had a splint on his arm to keep it straight, but he was still able to bend it and it would fall right out.

We ended up in the ER from around 11 pm until 4 AM. And of course, Ben, true to his schedule (at least his waking schedule lol), was up around 6:30 AM. He refused to sleep in his crib for naps today. Pretty much catnapped on me throughout the day.

I would appreciate any prayers for my sweet Ben. I just hate seeing him sick.
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February 8th, 2009, 07:49 PM
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oh poor Ben! I'm asthmatic, and though I've never had pneumonia, I've had a chest infection so thick they weren't sure how I was breathing on my own! HUGS to the little guy.

And yes, good thoughts and prayers for him!
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February 8th, 2009, 08:23 PM
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Aww, poor Ben. I hope he gets better quickly!

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