Ben's had a cold for maybe 5 days. It's the second one in the past month. He had quite a phlegmy cough this morning, but other than that seemed fine. Picked the kids up after work and right away I knew he was either very tired or not feeling great. Temp was 101.8. Then he started with the rapid, grunty breathing and went all lethargic and fussy. Took him to urgent care, waited maybe an hour, went in and his temp was 104. He got Tylenol and eventually his temp went down, went for a chest xray and the doctor came back in and said he had pneumonia in his right lung. He actually showed me the xray on the computer and I could see how that lung looked cloudy and spotty compared to the left. He also has a very red throat but no signs of pus. So he's on Zithromax. It's quite a strong antibiotic and he's never had it before so I'm a bit on edge about how he's going to tolerate it. They gave him a fairly large first dose at the clinic, and we're supposed to treat his fever quite aggressively alternating Advil and Tylenol every 4 hours.
Yeah, so just when I think we're all in the clear (at least for a while) after the adenoid surgery and tubes, tonsillitis, etc. then WHAM!!!!! Seriously. I must've really pi$$ed someone off in a previous life or something. But if that's the case at least they could punish me and not my kids!!!!!
Awww. Poor Ben. I hope he feels better soon.
11/2012, 12/2012, 2/2013
Oh no, the poor little guy! He really has had a rough trot. I hope he gets better quickly.
Mummy to Lily (Nov 07), Josie (June 09) and Emily (June 11)
I hope he feels better quick! My DD has been sick for a week. I took her in and they said "viral infection" sounds like same symptoms as what Ben has. I was concerned my DD had it too cuz I just got over bronchitis and pnemonia 2 weeks ago. I know ALOT of people and kids who have pnemonia right now and RSV
That really sucks.. poor guy! I hope he feels better soon!
Jessica & Daniel
I hope that he's on the mend now!!! Poor Ben!! Hope you're getting some sleep too!!
Delia - Mama (homebirthing, breastfeeding, cosleeping, baby wearing, cloth diapering type of a Mama!) to
Jeena Kongju (Jan. 20/06) and Maria Konae (June 18/09)