Not much has changed here. Yesterday was Evan's last day of steroid syrup, and he is not any better. His pediatrician is arranging a repeat chest xray this morning, and we'll go from there. This bug is seriously kicking all of our behinds...we'll be so glad when it's over. I'm staying home from work tomorrow. That's pretty sick...I haven't called in sick to work since Evan was born.
1:30 pm - Update
We are back from the hospital. Evan's chest xray looked good, and Dr. Oldham felt his breathing was not labored or wheezy, and his ears were clear. Evan really perked up for Dr. Oldham--he was walking all around the imaging waiting area, looking up at the lights and giggling (not the same boy that this morning had us making the worried after-hours page...). Dr. Oldham didn't think any more prednisone was necessary, and said we could use our discretion on the albuterol. He thought getting up and walking around was the best thing for Evan--it would expand his lungs and really help him cough up the extra mucus. In fact, he suggested that we take Evan outside for a walk when we got home, provided Jeremy & I felt up to it (we were a sight I'm sure, both decked out in surgical masks and we brought our own hand sanitizer). Jeremy and I both got prescriptions for azithromycin (it is likely we have secondary bronchitis, and there is no sense in us passing bronchitis back to Evan now that he's getting well--Evan is already on antibiotics). All-in-all, a very productive visit.
We stopped at Rite-Aid to pick up our drugs, and the trip to town wore Evan out. He's napping right now. We'll see about that walk when he wakes up.
I also wanted to clarify I completely understand my family's not wanting to come share our germs on Thanksgiving Day. They have called once or twice every single day this weekend to check on us, and suggest some helpful home remedies (I'm still working on getting the house more humidified, Mom...). I did not mean to sound bitter in my earlier posts--can we just say this bug is keeping me from thinking clearly???