Friday, January 23, 2009

Croup with a side of RSV

A couple of days ago, I was going to post about how healthy Brennan has been. At almost a year old, he has had nothing more than an occasional runny nose. And with three older siblings who have had fevers, runny noses, coughs and stomach bugs this winter, I thought it was nothing short of a miracle that our little guy had managed to stay healthy through it all. Well, yesterday morning, Brennan woke up with a fever of 101. The fever went down with some tylenol, so I thought we were in the clear. Then he woke up last night wheezing and with a barking cough. He also had a fever of 103. I gave him some tylenol and took him into the bathroom for a good hot steam, but neither helped. His fever didn't go down and he was still wheezing and coughing. So, we headed to our local emergency room at about 2:30. Ends up my little guy has RSV and Croup. So, they gave him some oxygen and a steroid shot to help relieve his inflamed airways. Luckily, this worked very quickly....however, after the steroid shot, we had to stay at the hospital for 3 hours so the doctors could monitor him. We finally made it home at about 6:30 this morning....just in time for the other kids to wake-up! Eric went into work a little late so that I could get an hour of sleep. Needless to say, I am one tired mom today. But, most importantly, Brennan is feeling better and hasn't had a fever, coughed or wheezed all day....I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it stays that way! And even when he's not feeling well, he's still REALLY cute!

8 comments:

Laura said...

Sharon,
Thank you so much for leaving me such a wonderful comment! :)

Your family is beautiful, and I'm glad your little guy is feeling much better today.

I look forward to reading more about your journey with Brennan. He's adorable, and looks like he's doing great! (and for what it's worth, we actually used to call Ryan "our floppy fellow"!:)

It's nice to "meet" you!

Hector and Jennifer Varanini Sanchez said...

Get well little one. That is so scary!!! RSV seems to be everywhere right now!!! I hope he gets well quickly.

Jocelyn said...

He is really cute! Love the smile. Hope you all get some rest!

The Boltz Family said...

He is absolutely cute! It amazes me that our little ones can go through what they do with a smile on their faces. Glad he is feeling better. We did the croup thing recently. Not too fun.

Laurie said...

Aw poor little guy!! I hope he keeps feeling better and that you get some nice rest tonight!

Anne and Whitney: Up, Down and All Around said...

I hope Brennan is still feeling much better! I am so happy to hear that it seems as though his case of RSV and croup were not severe - although, any trip to the emergency room is "severe"! I hope the rest of you are all feeling well and that you had a good weekend :) I can't wait to have more time to catch up on more of your blog!

Cathy said...

Brennan is adorable! I hope he's all better by now!

Sharon said...

Thanks for your well-wishes. 5 days later and he still seems to be doing well (aside from the constantly running nose!).