We drove down to Arizona the Friday after Thanksgiving to visit my family. It was gonna be a fast trip. Leave Friday and come home Sunday. Well C wasn't feeling good Friday but I just decided to go anyways. Even though there was that small voice (spirit) telling me to stay home. So after a long drive to AZ we got to my parents house. I put C down for bed and could hear him coughing. I knew that cough and it was the sound of croup. So I went to bed at 10 and didn't sleep because I was listening to every breath and cough C was doing. Well at 3 am C started crying. I jumped up and felt him and he was so hot! I took his temp and it was 101. I decided I was taking him to the ER. Lucky for us the ER wasn't packed so we were able to get right in. His temp was 99.9 and he is 27lbs. I had to dress him down to his diaper. They moved us back into a room and the doc came right in. He said we are giving him a breathing treatment and a steroid shot. I thought that was gonna be it, sweet! Then we can go home and go to bed. Nope it wasn't it. The doc wanted us to wait there an hr to see how the shot was working. An hr and half later of waiting, trying to keep C from crying, I gave him two things of apple juice, they gave him a dinosaur that he threw across the room several times,the doc comes in again and checks his ears and lungs. He said I wanna take an xray of his lungs. So the xray machine is brought to the room, at this point C and I were done. We just wanted to go home and go to bed.. after driving all day and staying up all night we were exhausted. Two men come in and pushed me out of the room so they could do xrays on C. I could see him and he was yelling for me. I felt hopeless and was trying not to cry from his cries. 30 mins later the doc comes back with results and said well he has pneumonia on his right lung. First thought great he is gonna be hospitalized.. Well the doc said I will give you a prescription and he will need to take it for 10 days. OK I can do that. So the doc said I was able to take the heart monitor off C, but the nurse came in a freaked out (which through this whole time we were there C kept taking the thing off his foot because he hated it. So I let him because it made him stop crying ( I know I'm a great mom). So the nurse put the monitor back on him and took one last vital sign. Then we got our prescription and we went home and went to bed. We got to my parents at 5am and C slept till 7am. 2 hrs of slept and wouldn't sleep at all during the day. But sat night he slept amazing, we both did. C is feeling a lot better since being home. He has 2 more days of antibiotics. He just has a runny nose and a lil cough. I am so glad he is feeling better. On top of all this he has cut through 3 eye teeth. I feel so bad for the lil guy. His 2nd Birthday is next Sunday!
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