He's always so happy at his appointments!
I really thought I was going to have to take Camden to the ER on Saturday. He woke up smiling and just as happy as can be like he always does. As soon as I picked him up I could tell he was working really hard to breathe. He just could not get enough air. He started wheezing and I laid him down to look to see if he was using extra muscles to breathe. The poor boy had all sorts of retractions going on. The intercostal retractions (area between the ribs sucking in with each breath) were the most noticeable. His respiratory rate was around 80! In just those few minutes he went from a smiling baby to a not so happy sick baby. I was about to get ready to gather things up to leave when I remembered we had some albuterol left from a couple of months ago. I gave him a breathing treatment and his breathing immediately settled down after it was done. After a couple more throughout the day and a 4 hour nap he was back to his old self again. I definitely let out a huge sigh of relief! I did NOT want to end up in the hospital. The thing that is starting to bother me is that we seem to have these respiratory issues often. I'm not sure what's going, but hopefully these episodes will happen less and less as he gets older. It's so frustrating because I just don't know why. Oh well, at least he is feeling better now!
He just looked so sad.
Several hours later my happy boy is back!
I will be happy when July gets here because June has been nuts! This week is super busy for us and I'm ready for it to be done. Monday we lay a friend to rest (which I plan to write about in a different post), Tuesday is a hearing test, Wednesday we spend the night at the hospital for a sleep study, Thursday and Friday we have therapy, and then I work Saturday. I'm ready for a vacation!