Wednesday, August 27, 2008


For the past several months, really as long as I can remember, Wyatt has wheezed and coughed a lot. We have taken him to the pediatrician several times for it. Sometimes they hear what I am talking about, sometimes they don't.
Typically he has an ear infection.
Antibiotics. Re-check. Still infected. Rochephine shots. Two nights of sleep. Another ear infection. Great.

While we were in Hilton Head, Wyatt sounded bad. The last night we were there we ran out of Xopenex and I was not really sure what to do. We gave him all his other meds and called the doctor the next morning. The on call doc said to watch him and bring him in on Monday if everything stayed the same. Of course, things got worse.

Sunday morning Wyatt and I dressed for church thinking surely we would go to the doctor and they would send me out with a new prescription and we would come to church like we have 3 of the past 5 Sundays. Luckily Wyatt is really good, so he can sit with me in church and no one knows that he is there.

This Sunday instead of going to church, we went to the hospital. The doctor wanted to run tests because he has been such a mystery and because his respiratory issues have lasted so long. After tests for RSV, pneumonia and cystic fibrosis all came back negative (thank you Lord) he was started on asthma medications and started improving a lot. After IV antibiotics and observation by respiratory therapists and we got to come home on Tuesday.

He gets tubes in his ears tomorrow. Poor baby. He will be awake.
I can only imagine how sweet Wyatt will be without chronic ear infections. He is such a sweet baby and such a joy to our family.
His first six months with us have gone by like the blink of an eye. Hopefully he will be feeling a lot better in his next six months.

1 comment:

Chad said...