Saturday, October 13, 2007

Sick little guy

October 10 was Isaac's fourth birthday, we had a whole day of fun activities planned but he woke up that morning with a fever and so had to cancel everything, including his party. He still got to open his presents and was allowed to play Halo and got his favorite dinner. We expected him to get better in a day or two and really didn't think much of his fever or cough.

Well after two days he wasn't getting better and actually became quite seriously ill. On friday he decided he wanted to take a nap around noon and we thought it would probably be a good idea and might help him finally kick the bug. I frequently checked on him and he seemed to be fine but when he was still sound asleep at 4 I decided I should wake him up so he would go to sleep that night. I tried waking him up and it just really didn't work he'd open his eyes and whimper and then fall right back asleep. He was also burning up. I took his temperature and it was 103.7!!!! I quickly gathered him up gave him some motrin and started heading for the ER. Luckily Jason was home so I didn't have to worry about getting Cormac anywhere I could just go.

My poor little guy was so out of it, it was like holding a giant spaghetti noodle. He wouldn't respond to any of the nurses and couldn't stay awake to save his soul. After being poked and x-rayed and peeing in a cup (which I thought he would think was cool but he actually thought it was very naughty, his words), the diagnosis came back as pneumonia!!! He was dehydriated (sp?), and needed a IV. I must say the worst part of this whole experience was when the nurses (one to poke, one to hold him down), where getting the needle in and Isaac just looked at me crying and said "mommy they're hurting me" and I just had to fight back tears and say "it's ok it'll make you feel better". Honestly that was one of the hardest moments of my life.

He is doing much better today. The fever is gone and he is eating again, they have him on some heavy duty antibiotics. We hope he has a quick recovery but have heard that it can take a while for people to feel good again after pneumonia.

Here are some pics from his birthday.

Isaac opening his presents, he got a spiderman scooter and some starwars action figures.

This is Isaac coughing on his birthday. We honestly had no idea he was soo sick.


Shelley & Jake said...

Oh my gosh, you're making me cry too! I can't imagine how scared I would have been. Poor little buddy! I hope he feels better soon.

Starley Family said...

Oh Ang I am sorry. That is so scary. I am so glad you were watching him so closely. Way to be supermom. How is he now, with fluids and everything? Is Cormac sick too?

Hill family said...

Isaac is doing great. He went to school on monday and is already his normal self. Cormac had croupe about 2 weeks ago and I think that is what caused Isaac's pneumonia because they said it generally starts with an upper respiratory infection and then moves down. But we're all still healthy (knock on wood). Thanks for your concern.

Burnhams said...

Ang, your kids are getting so big and so cute. I am glad that I know that you have a blog, so I can keep up with you guys. Looks like things are going well in Arizona!