Thursday, August 12, 2010

First ER visit

Canon woke up with a really bad sounding cough at 12am. Right away we knew it was croup because of how bad he sounded and how he was wheezing every time he tried to breathe. We took him outside on our deck into the fresh air which helped him breathe a little easier. He would fall asleep for a little bit then cough and wake himself up crying. It was so sad to see him so miserable. After about an hour being out on the deck, he was still wheezing with each breath so we decided to take him into the ER for the first time. Todd's parents were so nice to come over and stay at the house with Everson so Todd and I could go to the hospital. At the hospital they gave Canon some medicine with steroids to reduce the inflammation of his airway and did a breathing treatment. We finally got home just before 3am and to bed we all went. Just four hours of sleep for me and Todd. Needless to say we were both pretty beat the whole day. Everson had no clue we even left and Canon slept until 9:30am. Canon is doing better today. His cough sounds like a "normal" cough and no more straining to breathe. He is still pretty fussy for most of the day, but I can't blame the poor guy.

PS(On our way out the door for the ER I was about to grab my camera to document the event, but decided against it. I thought the doctors and nurses would have thought I was crazy. I kind of regret not snapping one picture with my camera phone.)


HeatherH said...

That is always a scary experience, so I'm so glad he's okay!

Dan, Shauna, Noah + Zoe said...

Welcome to the club. ER visits are no fun - especially when your child can't breath very well. We just had a bout of croup with Zoe a few weeks ago. Not fun. Hope he feels better soon.

Jeremy and Kristin said...

So happy he is doing better. We have yet to go to the ER but I have a feeling that I wont be that lucky for long with 3 boys :) WE love you guys!

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Chiara said...

You soooo should have taken your camera!! I HATE croup! Mason got that every winter for the first 6 years of his life....but so far, nothing since!! Scary, scary! Love and miss you as always!