Friday, November 03, 2006

COUGH, SNEEZE, GAG, SMILE

This kiddo is definitely in the running to be the next Energizer Bunny. He just keeps going and going and going. Amazing!

He's coughing, sneezing, and gagging like crazy, yet he still manages lots of smiles and giggles. That is certainly reassuring.

We went to the doctor today, and as I suspected, he prescribed the steroids. He also put him on a long dose of antibiotics. His lungs are quite wet and with this congestion lasting for two weeks, they said it has turned into more of a bronchitis/sinus infection. We need to make sure it doesn't turn into pneumonia.

He wants to keep a very close eye on his breathing. If there is any turn for the worse, he thinks we might need to put him in the hospital. I really don't think it will get to that point...he just needs to turn the corner and get the "junk" out of his lungs.

I am hoping this weekend's visit to the hotel doesn't hinder his feeling better soon. Unfortunately the weather is pretty crummy right now...cold, windy and rainy. It won't be very easy keeping him bundled and protected and at the same time, transporting all of his medical equipment (O2 tanks, feeding tube, monitor, medications). But we'll make it happen.

Tomorrow I was supposed to attend a training for our local Parent to Parent support group. They train us (the parents) to support parents of newly diagnosed special needs kiddos. This is only offered once a year, and I was really looking forward to it. But I am nervous to leave him with the nurse when he is feeling crummy, especially since his hotel visit is tomorrow evening too. We'll see...this kiddo is pretty amazing and resilient. So who knows...maybe Max will wake up tomorrow all better!!! :)

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hang in there Maxwell,
Sending prayers up for ya.
love ya tons.
Ang

elle said...

get better soon and update us how visit with his daddy goeshey maybe this is a godo time to get sick so he can know wat u go through LOL

MarkCoyle said...

Please tell me Vic's bimbo didnt come for the trip. God, he is such a pig.