I only wish that I had fabulous news to report. This morning, I was feeling much better and more in control....that thought quickly went south. Let's hope it comes back before too long. TJ had a doctor appointment today. A quick 15 minute re-check of his ears turned into a 3 HOUR excursion that involved a chest x-ray, one doctor, several nurses, a respitory therapist, 2 nebulizer treatments, 3 prescriptions, and 2 shots....not all for TJ, though. Mr. Tucker got in on the action while we were there. Shall I explain? Ok. TJ has a cold...thought it was anyway. Runny nose, cough...pretty normal for him and the MILLION ear infections, so she checks him over and he's wheezing and has a rattle in his lungs. She orders the nebulizer for him. Then checks the ears and it's infected AGAIN. So, since he's been on so many meds for that, this time he gets the "magic" shot. We see the ENT on Friday, so we'll see how that goes. Then, she checks out Tucker. Right away she doesn't like his breathing. He's making rattle-y noises and she's asking about a cough. "You mean the barking sound he makes?" Yea. Then, she checks his ears and one is bright red. Great. So, she goes out of the room and comes back. She sent for the respitory therapist to come up and look at him. He orders a neb treatment for Tuck and she orders an antibiotic shot for him so I don't have to jam meds down his throat. Then, she wasn't feeling good about what she heard in TJ's lungs, so she ordered a chest x-ray. He was NOT happy about that at all. It meant that he had to be in the room alone without mom and Tuck. OH NO! He screamed the whole time and wouldn't take the sticker til I was holding him. Then it was like "Oh No, you di'in't just try to take that away" We went back upstairs and waited for Dr. Stygar to read the x-ray. Yup, pneumonia. So, a script for that, a script for the nebulizer machine, and a script for the nebulizer meds. I could really use an industrial size box of calgon about now (Or more of Uncle's pear wine, YUM!) So here's the final diagnosis: TJ has Ear infection, bronchitis and pneumonia. Tucker has ear infection and croup. Honestly, I think it's time for a nap. BUT! I did promise last week to do something fabulous, SO! Comment on this post with your favorite holiday tradition and that'll be your entry into a drawing for something hand beaded by me. It might be a necklace or earrings or a bracelet or a key chain or wine glass charms or some other creative work of art created in my very own dining room. Think of all the possibilities! It'd be a great gift for yourself or to give away with that big red and green holiday coming up. So, each comment is an entry until Friday at noon. I probably won't have time to re-post til then, anyway! GOOD LUCK!
(11-30, 12:17pm) CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. THANKS FOR VISITING!