Thursday, October 20, 2011

Possible Walking Pneumonia

Jax's cold has taken a turn for the worse in the last day or two. It definitely didn't seem right since he was on day 9 of his cold today. The poor kid was up gagging, coughing and puking almost every 30-60 minutes last night. There were a lot of bed and clothing changes and I knew he had to see the doctor again.
Since Jax was seen on Monday (3 days ago) he had lost almost a half pound, started an ear infection and has fluid in his lung. The doctor has prescribed antibiotics for Walking Pneumonia. She isn't sure if Jax aspirated vomit into his lungs, or if the virus is settling in there. She wants to see him back tomorrow morning to reassess and see how he's doing.
I'm going to go back to the pharmacy and pick up the meds and try to get it in him before it's too late this evening and Jax starts the nightly vomiting. This is not going to be a fun night since antibiotics don't help a system for at least 24 hours.
The doctor also prescribed a hand held inhaler with a mask that I can hold Jax down to give rather than the nebulizer. We know he'll fight it, but it works in 5-10 seconds rather than the 10 minute nebulizer. So I'll be giving that a try too.
Please cross your fingers that we make it through this night and there are no ER visits!
(and yes, Daddy is out in Texas until late tomorrow night for work, so I may send out a distress signal!)


Richard said...

Get well soon.. Hoping that he is gonna be ok!

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Matt & Shana said...

Oh no poor peanut!! Sending happy thoughts your way and hopefully someone can come over and help you or at least bring a good supply of Starbucks so you can make it until Jason gets back!!