The sickies have entered our house yet again…

Soooooo….we had a good but busy week last week and we had a lot of fun for Halloween and trick-or-treating. I however have been missing-in-action due to illnesses and lack of sleep. Tornado had been coughing a little bit Thursday and Friday. Not surprising as most kids in his classroom had been coughing. By Saturday early afternoon he was worse so off the the pediatrician we go so as to stop croup before it progressed. Tornado got some prednisone and away we went. Two days were prescribed so that is what we did. He seemed to be getting better. Sunday was our trick-or-treating. It had been nice but by the time it was over the air had turned extremely cold. The crispness didn’t do Tornado any favors. Yesterday he was coughing so bad his little face was a bright red and he was exhausted from coughing. Off to the ER we went. They did two separate breathing treatments. One was an albuterol dosage and the other they had said it was like the meds in an epi pen to help reduce the swelling of the airways. It seemed to work a little bit. They did a chest x-ray just to rule out pneumonia. Of court Tornado talked the tech into letting him see the x-ray before sending it off to the doctor. “Mom, I’m a skeleton” lol! So they put him back on the steroid and upped the dosage. Also had me doing nebulizer as needed. Well, he was doing better today. Tonight he has had a few episodes of coughing so we will see how he is feeling in the morning. I am so over the sickies in this house for a couple months. I’m tired!

Well, I really do need to get to bed. Will post more tomorrow after work with pics from over the weekend. Lego Man used to cough non-stop for a month at a time with no relief. Come back tomorrow to hear the success we have had to prevent putting Lego Man on asthma meds that never worked anyway. I am very happy with his results and will be starting Tornado with the same thing hopefully starting next week. I would like to have a winter season where they are not getting sick every other week.

Until then, goodnight!!!


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