Wednesday, April 2, 2008
I have loved the TV show ER for years & years & years! All through high school & college, Thursday night was ER night. Now, it is in reruns on TBS every morning and I am still addicted.
I don't so much love the real ER -- which Chad, Kel & I had the lovely opportunity to visit Monday night at 12:30AM. I thought Kel was coming down with a cold late Monday afternoon. Snot, sneezing and acting clingy. He went to bed slightly congested. When we checked on him at 10PM he was so congested and sounded like he was having a hard time breathing. He woke up a few times and when I got up with him at midnight, I was so worried and scared that he wasn't getting enough oxygen. He was just snuggled up on my chest and working so hard to get air. I fretted for a few minutes, took him into Chad and we decided to take him to the ER. We have a great hospital -- Southern Hills -- and we were taken back in 5 minutes. It was determined that he had croup. Yeah, why don't they tell you about this in Parenting 101? [Oh yeah -- there isn't a Parenting 101 class -- it's called life!] Kel got a steriod shot, breathing treatment and x-ray. He perked up after the shot and we got to come home and back to bed around 3AM. What a treat!
Warning parents: If your child wakes up in the middle of the night, highly congested and sounding like they are having trouble breathing -- Welcome to CROUP. Luckily, the doctors & nurses say that is sounds a lot worse than it really is. Thank goodness!
Kel is back to his normal self today.
P.S. I loved our doctor -- He even gave Chad & I 'Excuse Notes' from work because it was a late night!