Tuesday, December 13, 2016

T plus 5

It has been an...interesting 24 hours.

The highlights:  
  • I'm still pregnant.  Scheduled to be induced tomorrow morning, which will likely be the case since this in-no-hurry-baby-boy doesn't want to come out!
  • Last night we had the pleasure of taking James to the ER.  He's had a cold/cough/congestion for about a week now, but his cough got much, much worse.  When he went to bed he could hardly catch his breath from coughing every other second.  He gagged/coughed/threw up a couple of times from coughing fits.  My nerves were shot.  I needed sleep.  He needed sleep. EVERYone needed sleep. We tried taking him outside in the cold air, a few albuterol puffs, Vick's vapor rub on his chest, a hot, steamy shower, and propping him up in his bed. Nothing seemed to make a difference.  We called a few urgent cares about 8:45pm, but nobody was open past 9 pm.  So we headed to the ER.  Man, that place was PACKED.  James' vitals were all good (O2 sats, temp, etc).  They did a chest X-ray to rule out pneumonia.  It was clear.  His ears and sinuses looked good. No infection there.  So they sent us home with a cough medicine and honey recommendation.  We were home around midnight.  Wrestled James to get the cough medicine in him and put him back to bed.  After some minimal coughing, he fell asleep and stayed asleep for about 7 hours.  Today he is in good spirits, coughing here and there and overall seems okay. And we're looking forward to having a baby tomorrow!  And feeling really grateful we didn't have a baby last night after our ER visit!

1 comment:

C Anne said...

Im so glad he's almost here I cant wait!!!