Monday, April 16, 2012

ER Visit and Follow-Up

Hey friends.  I'm in a bit of a funk tonight, so this is going to be short and to the point.  If you've been following along on our Facebook page, you already know that Ethan was in the ER last night for breathing trouble.  Long story short, he was diagnosed with croup, given a dose of Decadron, monitored for a few hours, and we were sent home around 1:00 this morning.

He slept until 11:15 today (!!) and I was sure he would wake up a different child than he was yesterday.  Not so much.  He continued to cough pretty heavily throughout the day, so I took him to see our pediatrician this afternoon. He was moderately tugging while breathing, which prompted an in-office breathing treatment, which sent Ethan into an anxiety ridden fit.  It is obvious that we've been removed from the "medical world" for a bit, because neither one of us handled today very well.  Our 3:20 appointment turned into two hours in the office and an hour at the pharmacy - not exactly the afternoon I hoped for after a night in the ER.  I'm having a very hard time seeing the big picture right now; I only have middle-of the-night breathing treatments and steroid-induced tantrums in my field of vision.

He goes back to the pediatrician at 10:00 tomorrow, so I would love your prayers for my boy and, quite honestly, for me.  We need rest, healing, and peace of mind over here.  And, a few prayers for cooperation at 1:15 and 5:15 this morning would be lovely, too.

Thanks in advance - I'll be sure to update tomorrow.

(I'll also have a much more pleasant post coming soon.  We had such an awesome weekend with the Carters, supporting Hope for BraveHEARTS! It's my happy place right now, and I'll share all about our trip soon.)

5 comments:

Tania Knapp said...

Thinking of you. Please do not hesitate to ask if there is anything I can do for you.

Carolina Carters said...

Ugh!! We'll be praying, friend! It's 1:10am, so I'll definitely be saying a prayer for that 1:15 treatment!!

I hope this ends SOON!!

Jenny said...

:( Keeping you guys in our thoughts and prayers that Ethan feels better soon!

Kelly said...

Oh no. I'm sorry to hear that he is not feeling well. I hope today brings a happier little guy and that his appointment goes well. I also hope that you are able to get some rest, too! Good thoughts coming your way...
Kelly

Anonymous said...

Keeping you guys in my prayers.

With much love...... grandma a

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