It was bound to happen sooner or later. I’m so happy that we were able to keep him bug free for 10 months! He’s bigger and stronger now and can handle a virus MUCH better then even a month ago. Still, because of his lung and prematurely, he’s got to under go a little more then a term baby…hence the nebulizer.
I want to thank each and every one of you who religiously washed your hands before, or have patiently waited to love on the boy. I know some thought it a little over protective but, this is exactly what I wanted to avoid at least while he was so small and vulnerable. It was tough on me to stay on top of it, I felt strange asking, “Have you washed your hands?” every time someone came sweet talking. I’m glad I did and I’m also glad I don’t have to be crazy anymore! Don’t get me wrong, every time I hear a cough, a sneeze or a sniffle, for a second I wonder if he’ll get it and end up in the hospital. Yes, every time. But I’m working on that. I know I can’t keep him germ free for life; I was however, shooting for at least 10 years! Anyway, I thank you, Kye thanks you and Zeke thanks you for keeping him cootie free and happy for 10 whole months!!
So as you can see little booger butt isn’t feeling great. I took him to the doctor yesterday. He’s got a nasty cough, hasn’t been eating well and he’s wheezing.
He’s a pretty good sport about it though; he’s fairly chipper and smiley. The doc checked his o2 level (97 which is good) listened to his chest, took his temp (97-for him is slightly high) sent us for a precautionary X-ray (they called today-it’s fine) and weighed him (15.8lbs!!!). She said it’s just a virus and will have to work its way out. We have to give him breathing treatments every 4 hours for a few days then 6 hours, then 12 hours till the cough/wheezing is gone, except when he’s asleep, unless of course he wakes up having a coughing fit. So far he’s the same as yesterday; she wants us to call in if there are any changes…so keep your fingers and toes crossed! It doesn’t look serious at this point; I’m hoping to keep it that way! I’ve already cleaned all his toys with disinfectant! Is that weird? ;-)