ER visit

Back in mid March, we took a trip to the ER.  Jack started out with a cold but seemed fine.  Then her got a fever so I took him to Instacare on a Sunday.  He had an ear infection.  No surprise.   But everything else sounded good.  So we started the antibiotic.  By the next day his cough set in and it was literally the worst cough he has ever had.  He could not go one minute without coughing.  But I debated all day because he had just been in Instacare the day before and the doctor said that his lungs were clear.  Go figure.  Anyway, when Dan got home that night we decided we better take him in.  His fever was up to 103 by then.   When the doctor listened to his lungs this time he was sure he had pneumonia so he wanted to start an IV.  Lovely.  It was pretty sad.  And despite the nurse telling Jack that it shouldn’t hurt anymore cause the needle was out, I know better.  IVs are almost the worst part of having a baby for me.  So uncomfortable.  So I felt the saddest for him.  Anyway, the chest x-ray confirmed there was no pneumonia just a little mucus lining his esophagus.  He had a breathing treatment which seemed to help.  And then they just worked on getting that high fever down.  Poor guy.  He slept through a lot of it.  And we finally left at like 1:30 am.  Not my favorite.  His cough lasted about one more day with the fever and then he was back to 100%.  Kids being sick is the worst.  Hate it.

The last picture is to document Jack’s black foot.  He colored it with a Sharpie.  Sometimes he does things that remind me of a 2 year old.  Seriously…  But I got a good laugh out of it.  Mr. Deeds anyone?

6 Replies to “ER visit”

  1. Poor little Jack Jack! The black foot is the funniest to me! And his face in that picture is priceless!

  2. Awww… poor kiddo! I’m glad it was just a couple days before he was better. I hate when kids are sick also! What a great mom you are. So yeah, I hear you on the 2-year-old behavior. Seoul and Sydney colored the majority of their bodies the other day with dry erase markers. I wonder who came up with that bright idea – ha!

  3. Poor guy. I can’t believe how quickly the cough came…and went. My kids get a cough, even a little one and it’s 3 weeks! I’m glad he was able to sleep through most of it. You guys sure had a tough winter!!

  4. What the, I looked at the photo before I read the post and started ti freak out, Black Foot! But alas the post wasn’t about his foot. Phew. Good that he is feeling better!

  5. I have tears in my eyes from laughing. I saw Jack’s sad face and felt so bad for him, assuming the face was because he was feeling so awful. Then I read about him coloring his foot with a black Sharpie! I nearly died!!! That face was because he was busted. Oh, how I wish I could have documented my kids doing all these things. Hilarious!

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