Yesterday Guppy woke up with a fever of 102, and he was vomiting. I called the pediatrician, who wanted to see him right away. When we got there, the doctor listened to his breathing and declared that he sounded "awful." He asked when I had last used the Albuterol. I felt like a total ass when I admitted that I stopped the treatments on Sunday. The doctor thought that Guppy had pneumonia, so he sent us off for a chest x-ray. Fortunately, it turns out that Guppy does not have pneumonia (thank God). After getting the results, the doctor changed Guppy's prescription for Albuterol to Xopenex and he also prescribed him Prednisone.
I am hopeful that this new regimen will be effective, but my baby boy has been sick for so long that I feel very skeptical about any of this actually working.