Tuesday, November 25, 2008
One Sick Boy
Unfortunately, Evan's bug has gotten worse in the past 24 hours. Last night he was very restless and set his alarm off frequently (we left the CPAP off because the night before it seemed to worsen his cough, and last night he wasn't sleeping soundly enough to put it on without waking him).
Jeremy took Evan in to the doctor's office this morning...they were there from 9:30 am until 1:00 in the afternoon, by the time Evan had his blood drawn, a chest xray, and a nose culture. Evan can stand in front of the xray panel, so he doesn't have to be crammed into the tube contraption any longer. Blood draws just get harder as he gets older--it required 3 phlebotomist, 1 daddy, and 2 sticks. Dr. Oldham came in just to see Evan (this was his normal administrative time), that's how sick our little guy is. The dreaded words "admit him to the hospital" briefly came up, but fortunately did not happen (possibly knowing we have CPAP, oxygen, and a pulse oximeter at home helped?). He is on oral prednisone, cefprozil antibiotic, and albuterol every 4 hours. And tylenol.
When I came home from work, Evan was walking daddy around the kitchen circuit, and was not looking terribly ill. The prednisone must have given him a little boost, but within about 5 minutes he was laying on the floor looking pretty sick.
Jeremy called and cancelled his surgery for the 2nd...it was pretty obvious it wasn't going to happen. Hopefully, third time will be the charm???