That's right, Kellan is still fighting RSV. He's a wheezer and a cougher. He might end up having allergies or astma (spelling). He's in really good spirits, just doesn't' sound great.
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Once a month we get together with my friend and her husband and daughter. She will be 1 in April so she's about 5 months older than Kellan, but that doesn't stop us from saying they will be married later on in life. Here they are finally starting to socialize.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Mid last week Kellan started getting this deep cough and wheezy breathing. At first I thought it was just a cold, but then it got worse. We decided to take him into the walk in clinic because his pediatrician had no open appointments. Turns out he tested positive for RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus). What's the treatment....NOTHING! We were told it had to run it's course...WRONG! Three days later we ended back in the walk in clinic because he sounds worse. They took chest x-rays to test for pneumonia - Negative. So they hooked him up to an oxygen machine and it was way low. Poor guys airway was getting blocked (as if their airways aren't small enough). The Dr. comes in and says he needs to be admitted to the hospital. I of course start balling. No time to go home, go straight to the hospital.
We get to the hospital and are transported to the pediatrics floor by wheelchair. Immediately a million questions come my way by multiple nurses. Kellan is stripped down and hooked up to an oxygen machine. Well to end this story, he needed to stay in the hospital two nights. He got sent home with a nebulizer oh and he has his 3rd ear infection. He's doing better, but still has that deep nasty cough.
Here are some pictures of my little guy in the hospital.