Wednesday, June 24, 2009


So Matthew had his second ride in an ambulance yesterday. All seemed well in the morning, but by 10:45, when he woke up from his morning nap, he had a very croupy cough. I got an appointment for him at the ped's office, to JUST get a breathing treatment. When we got there, they gave him a breathing treatment and a shot of steriods. His oxygen levels were in the high 80's/low 90's...so they figured he better go to the hospital. After they gave him his steriod shot, he cried so hard, he held his breath, which almost always causes him to have a seizure---which he did. I think that was the final straw for the office staff. They decided that I would not be able to drive him to the hospital and that we should take an ambulance! I'm sure that made for an interesting conversation in the waiting room!
Luckily, after about 4 breathing treatments throughout the evening and night, he just now has a slight cough and a very snotty nose. They sent us happily home today. That is one place I don't enjoy being and thank goodness it was only overnight. We're happy to be home!

7 comments:

Sherri said...

So glad you are home! Not fun. Glad Matthew sounds like he is doing much better :) Hope you get some time to rest tonight!

Kristen said...

Oh goodness...not a good day for you ones! I'm glad you're home already and hope that means Matthew is making a full recovery!

Carla said...

Glhear your home & that Matthew is doing better. Also nice to hear about your VBS "date nights". I'll be looking foward to them in a few years!

Tyler said...

I am glad to hear that Matthew is home and feeling better. I hope you guys get a good nights rest.

Diane, Tylers mom

Keesler Chaos said...

I can't believe they called the ambulance! What an exciting day! Glad he's feeling beter.

The pool you asked about is the one here in Whoville. Let me know when you guys can come.

Lisa said...

oh my!

Lorelai always had croupy coughs...but she seems to have outgrown it.

I am so glad to hear that Matthew is doing better and that you are all home safe and sound!

Katie said...

I hope he is doing better now. I am so sorry he had to go through that and I am sorry that you did too.

My older 3 have reactive airway disease and I know what those coughs sound like...yuck. I think Alex, my oldest, is much better now...hopefully they will all out grow it!