It's so hard to keep up with chats some weeks!
Hugs to everyone in need.
It's been a doozy of a week (or the past couple of weeks.)
I'm totally run down & my immune system waved the white flag. Poor little Ds had that swimmer's ear, then a mild cough that the girls had but his got really bad last Tuesday. he went to the doctor twice for the cough last week & both times the docs listened to his lungs & said they were clear. They kept suggesting Pertussis because he would cough so severely that he couldn't breathe (especially during the night) & his lips would turn bluish, then he'd just collapse on the floor/ground from sheer exhaustion from the coughing.
What's crazy is that it's IMPOSSIBLE to get a Pertussis swab done around here. Not at the doctor's office, not at the Quest lab, not at the hosp. lab - but supposedly at the ER. So I finally just took him to the ER today after 6 nights of little sleep & terrifying episodes of no breathing. They said they didn't do the Pertussis swab, but they didn't think he had that.
They were floored that our doc didn't order a chest xray last Tuesday after his cough morphed into this scary thing. So they did a chest xray & voila, he has pneumonia.
They didn't hassle me at all about not vaxing - when she asked if he was vaxed, I just said "Not for Pertussis" (but neglected to say "not for anything.")
I'm hoping it's bacterial & not viral because I just gave him his first dose of abx & I want him to be okay...NOW! And I want to sleep well again. He only needs five days of abx, once each day - not so bad.
I started with a dry cough 2 days ago & a sore throat yesterday that turned wicked overnight. I'm one of those lucky people who gets strep just from thinking about it, so if it's still sore by Wednesday when we go for Ds's follow-up, I'll have it cultured.
I hope this cough goes away quickly, I need my insides to stay there.
It's been a crazy time for a lot of us, huh? I wonder if a glass of wine is in order with dinner tonight?