Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Yup, it's pneumonia...

So Friday after I posted Miles spiked a fever of 102.9. We went for our follow up for the ear infection at 4pm. The ear was worse! So we got some augmenten. She heard a little something in his lungs and sent us for a chest x-ray. The radiologist said he has a 'bit' of pneumonia. So we got some zithromax. We watch all weekend, waiting for something to get better. Well, he never had a fever again, that is good. Sunday night he is making me crazy with his breathing. He was retracting a bit and his breathing was a little labored. But then it would get better and he would be fine for a while - even sleep a little. I wanted to call the on call service, Sean didn't want to because they would just send us to the ER and the risk of exposure to disease there is much greater than our living room. So when we got up in the morning I got him dressed and had him at the pediatricians when they opened. (the last time I did that, he stopped breathing right in her office) They saw us, no problem. His pulse ox was 92. She (Dr. Miller) heard some weezing in his lungs so we did a breathing treatment. There was only a one point change in his pulse ox but she said he sounded better. She sent us home with Zopenex. (Boy does he hate that!) She said that he also has bronciolitis along with the pneumonia. She said we are on 'max out patient support' and that Miles was at her 'max level of comfortable' Anything else and we take him to the ER to be admitted. I wish they hasd just admitted us. Today we follow up again this time with Dr. Tiwari (that is three days in a row for anyone who is counting). We do 2 breathing treatments and she can hear some improvements in the lungs and then gives a steroid shot. And we have to follow up again tomorrow! It just makes me nuts! It makes me nervous as hell when docs say things like 'max level of out patient support.' So if you could, keep my little man in your prayers. His lungs need to clear of infection and his sats need to get better! (the lowest was 89. His norm is 97) I know that 89 to some is fantastic and there was a time that 89 was great for him too. Hell, there was a time that 70 was great for him. But, he is supposed to hold a pretty steady 97, something he has not really done this whole year. We are seeing a trend of lower sats for this year, which could mean that there is intervention in our future. That is something that I don't want to think about, we still have 2 1/2 years until we need to think of that!

2 comments:

Sarah said...

I'm sending up prayers for your little man this very instant and will continue them. Evan's sats hold at 99% so I can imagine your concern with the 89%. Keep us updated!

GoofyJ said...

We'll keep Miles in our prayers too. Jacob got sent in for a chest x-ray today because of coughing and sounding just downright nasty, and some gagging and breathing difficulty last night. There is some nasty stuff going around. I hope your little guy is feeling better soon and that his stats climb up where they need to be quick.