Thursday, March 1, 2012

Update on the sick babe

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.

4 comments:

May said...

poor baby and poor mom,,, Hoping a speedy recovery for Guppy x

Christy said...

I really hope he feels better soon. (from Sydney, Australia) xxx

antropologa said...

My goodness. Well, he won't be sick forever. This too will pass!

amanda said...

oh wow!! so sorry friend :( hoping the new meds are making a big difference and he is feeling much better today!!