Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Croup Again!

Early Sunday morning Isaac started to panic, not being able to breathe. I tried giving him some cold saline in the Nebulizer which usually works, but he refused it. I threw his coat on and mine and ran with him outside to breathe the cool morning air. Thankfully it worked. After he was finally breathing better I gave him some Dexamethazone (a prescription for croup from the doctor), then tried cool saline in the Nebulizer again. What a panic for me it was. He usually cooperates, I was worried it was going to be a 9-1-1 call. To top it off I had to get up early in the morning for church because I had to teach in Primary. I was a few minutes late, but it all worked out in the end. Sunday afternoon Isaac started to cry in pain for several hours. Somehow he pulled a muscle in his neck. The pain later went down his arm, so I had to take him to Primary Children's Medical Center Emergency Room to check his heart. All with his heart checked out okay. He was not happy when they tried to get a blood draw and nothing would come out, I was mad too because they always send in someone that doesn't know how to draw blood from a heart patient. As many parents of heart kids know, It takes an expert to get blood drawn or an IV placed for our heart kids. His neck still hurts but he is able to avoid the pain by not moving it that direction. I added to his pain when I had him get a Flu shot yesterday. The muscle in his leg has been hurting from the shot.
This morning about 4AM another episode of croup. This time not as severe as Sunday. Isaac cooperated with the Nebulizer although he didn't want to, he took his Dexamethazone steroid and he went back to sleep. Much better this time although it wasn't easy getting up the kids for school and babysitting this morning.
Tonight we are having the LDS Sister Missionaries for dinner, I am sure we will enjoy it. I just have to get busy and clean-up before they arrive.