Friday, May 29, 2009

Of course something else happens...

What is a week without someone getting sick in our household during a hectic week?

I-Dude awoke to coughing fits and difficulty breathing. Gave him his breathing treatment of Albuterol and sent him to school. On the way there, I had this inspiration to write down both of our cell numbers and to have him hand it to the school nurse.

Mr. Man and I had errands and projects to do. We ran out of Bissell Steam Cleaning solution. Our cat hasn't been eating very well which meant new brand of cat food to try. Mr. Man's busy getting ready for his new work schedule and location, the patio still needs cleaning for the summer and clothes had to be sorted for donation.

But I knew somehow that I needed to write down our cell number to the nurse. And guess what, the moment we got in the car to start our day, the nurse calls and tells us I-Dude's oxygen is at 96% instead of 99-100%, temp of 99.2 deg F, and he's not breathing very well. We were able to pick him up in three minutes. We observed him first while we did our errands. Got home and gave him another dose of Albuterol. Let him rest and play a little on the Wii. Yet he still didn't get better...

So like most times that he gets sick, we found ourselves at another Urgent Care and he had to have another round of nebulizer treatment of Zopanex and Atrovent. His stats by the time he was checked, 94% oxygen and 99.3 fever. Zopanex and Atrovent combo worked within 10 minutes but only opened up his airway back to 96%, hence the round-the-clock, 6 times a day, nebulizer treatment routine again. This time, coughing is a good thing, a very good thing...

For now, he feels better but he's back to having these treatments every four hours for the next three days. But that's ok. He's better and in the next few days, he'll be much better. Until the next time... But we'll be just as inspired by then.

We thank thee, with all of our hearts, Heavenly Father for helping us keep our I-Dude cared for. We sure do love him!

6 comments:

Shauna said...

I am new here! What a great blog :)

Chandy said...

Thanks, Shauna! Welcome!

Hansonpatch said...

I am so thankful that you not only were inspired to give your cell number to the nurse, but also that you acted on it! I am glad he is O.K., but I know how scary that must be for you guys and I am praying for a speedy recovery, and a cure for asthma! Take care of yourself, and that little man. He is a treasure! Love ya!

Chandy said...

Thanks Ann! It was a scare for sure, but we love that he's a pretty tough guy too...

Love ya right back!

MnM said...

Wow, so neat that you were inspired like that. That's a huge stress for me when my kids gets sick during the school year since I have to work all day, I can't just stay home with them very easily. You are so lucky you had that ability!
When does school get out over there?

Chandy said...

Melissa, I sure do feel blessed with that inspiration. You have no idea... Thanks!