Friday, December 11, 2009

Crazy few weeks!!!

Whew, where to begin!!! So let's see, the last update was about Ty. He is now doing much better! He still has a cough, but we all seem to have it. We ended up taking Chase back to the ER on the 4th. When he woke up that morning he seemed to having a slight problem with breathing but I just figured it was from his nose being stuffy/crusty. The big thing was his cheeks were so red!! I couldn't get over how red they were, and yet he still had no fever. We called the after hours hotline and they said if we felt he should be seen to take him to the ER, so we did. His weight was down to 16lbs 4oz (which we think was wrong anyway, but i'll post about that in a sec) which was only 7 ozs difference but it was still dropping. He had a slight fever as well and just looked so pitiful. :( The doctor came in and decided to do a chest x-ray and a rsv test, plus give him a breathing treatment. The x-ray was interesting........trying to hold an almost 6 month old still for that was tough! It came back fine though, and they then came in to do the rsv test....THAT was awful. They had to stick a think tube into his nose and use a syringe to draw up some mucous to test it. Poor baby just cried and cried. That also came back negative, which was a relief. Then the nurse came in adn gave him a breathing treatment. He wasn't too happy about it, but he did good. After that she used a suction tube to clean his nose out really good and THAT was also rough! He hated it!!! After all of that, I was holding him to comfort him and he passed out! We finally got the all clear to go home and he really seemed to be doing much better. Seeing him go through all of that wasn't easy, though. :(

So on Sunday night/early Monday morning I woke up to an ear ache and now can't hear out of my right ear.......and I also ended up with pink eye in both eyes!! Then on Tuesday I lost my glasses and didn't find them until that evening. Then, on Wednesday we had some nasty winds blowing and at 3am we lost electric. By 5am it had come back on. Well, when I got back from taking Ty to school, I decided to bake some cupcakes for Chase's 6 month "birthday".......I had 5 minnutes left for them to bake when the electric went out yet again. I left at 11am to go pick Ty up from school and when we got back at 1:30pm the electric was back on. So, I started the washer and dishwasher and finished baking the rest of the cupcakes. When they were done I decided to turn the computer back on and get soon as I got connected, the electric went out yet again. The elctric didn't come back on again until after 8pm. Well, I went to get online on Thursday and it kept saying the port was already in use......a call to Peoplepc informed me that I was still showing as online and I would need to uninstall my modem and reinstall it. Well, I did that and it still doesn't work, so I now need to send my computer out to have the modem repaired. I pulled out my old hard drive and I forgot how slow this thing is. I guess I should just be thankful i'm able to get online, huh?!? LOL If it wasn't for bad luck we would have no luck at all!

Today Chase had his 6 month check up. How in the world did my baby get to be 6 months old?!? The appointment was also a follow-up for when he was at the hospital. Anyhoo, he did good. His weight was 15lbs 11ozs there, and I asked the doctor and nurse why the big weight difference between the hospital digital scale and their scale and was told we should go by the doctor office scale. He was also 26.5 inches long. The doctor said he looked like he was on the mend, even though his little cheeks are still a little red. He said his lungs sounded ok....he could still here a little congestion but he wasn't weezing or struggling to breath so that was fine. He did say he was still concerned about the discharge coming out of his nose. He asked if it had always been that color and I told him it was slightly darker green last week....he said if it gets dark green again (it's light green right now) he would need to be put on an antibiotic. After his check up came the nasty shots......he got two of them! While we were waiting for the nurse he got fussy so we gave him his bottle and he ended up falling asleep. Well, we had to wake him up to get his shots and that was awful. He cried so much after the first shot he ended up coughing, then gagging and puking up all the milk he had just drank. :( After his second shot we got him all wiped down and cleaned up and dressed and he seemed to be doing better. By the time we got home he was passed out. I got him out of the van and layed back down without waking him! Well, he woke up just as it was time to go get Ty from school and on the way to the school he went back to sleep and slept for almost another hour.......when he woke up he felt slightly warm like he had a fever, so I gave him some more tylenol and he seemed fine. I'm just glad the 6 month shots are done! Poor little guy has had a rough week like the rest of us..........