Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Doctor Visit Fun (not!)

Poor little Xander has been so sick lately. He caught Influenza A and then a cold. But for how sick he has been he has been so happy and smiley!
Chillin at the doctor's office. 
Last Tuesday we had a chest X-ray done to rule out pneumonia. It came back negative so we were very relieved!

Gabriella likes to color. She did not color this picture, she was scribbling over it!

On the way home after a trip back to the doctor on Friday to get rechecked. 

Poor sleepy guy!

Gabriella held Xander's hand the whole way home and was singing songs to him so that he would feel better. 
Moments like these are so precious to me. I love that my kids are already best of buds!

We woke up at 3:30 this morning to him making horrible noises when he was breathing. He was making a barky/seal sound when he was exhaling. It was so scary! I loaded him in the car and we went straight to the emergency room! The doctor there watched him for awhile and then sent us to his pediatrician's office as soon as they opened.  After another hour at his doctor's office we found out that he has croup but it is complicated with his tracheomalacia. So they aren't sure how much is croup and how much is from his normal breathing problems. We are on "baby watch" and keeping a close eye and ear on him for the next couple days. Normal croup with wheezing gets treated with steroids or antibiotics, but since Xander is so young still we are trying to hold off on the medication since the risks are pretty high. Thank you all for your prayers. Please continue to pray that his croup would be gone quickly, that he would get better without needing medication, and for peace for us (especially me). It is absolutely terrifying to hear your little one gasping and wheezing and be able to do nothing to help them. Last night/this morning was the worst he's ever been!

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