Saturday, November 29, 2008

Neubulizers, Antibiotics, and Shots...

Kaden made a trip to the ER today. The past few days we have been suctioning him a lot more then usual...especially at night. Thursday night, Kaden and I were awake every hour through the night because the poor guy continously coughed and then needed suctioned because he had so much mucuos. I would say we didn't go through one hour without at least five passes with the suction cathedar. Then last night he started running a low fever, however Tylenol seemed to fix that. He was so tired but wanted so bad to stay awake and involved with the activities. Once I got him on my lap, he was out like a light. So, when we woke up today (at 10:00am which was great after getting up through the night with him) he was running a slight fever again. I got us ready and called my dad to have him help bring Kaden to the ER since Nate was at work. I wanted them to check to see if he had bronchitis or pneumonia.

Kaden was not impressed that we were at the hospital. He did not want to be touched or bothered. He got a breathing treatment, that we will be doing at home for a while, then he got chest x-rays done. He was a really big boy with this. He got to stand up to do them, instead of laying down and grandpa got him to say cheese. He thought he was taking a picture. When the results came back the doctor said that "it was not quite pnuemonia." OK??? but wanted to give him a shot of what I believe was some type of antibiotic for pneumonia to stay ahead of it. And what better place to get a shot then in the butt??? Kaden of course had to be held down and the needle still came out and had to go right back in. The nurse said that this shot really stings and is painful for a little bit. However, Kaden really didn't cry much, he just clenched down, I don't know if that was because he was worn out or what. He did want mommy though and held on for dear life. Before holding him, the nurse mentioned the word band-aid and put it on him. Have I ever mentioned how much this child HATES band-aids? Kaden cried worse with this then he did with the shot. You should see how much fun we are having trying to change his diaper right now. He is so nervous we are going to pull it off. I think tomorrow he will have to soak it off in the tub...if he feels up to it. So the nurse did say that it was bronchitis and put him on the oral antibiotics as well as the breathing treatments. My poor guy, he just looks so miserable. It's amazing what tylenol will do for a couple hours though.

Thanksgiving went well. Thursday we had dinner with my family. Friday we went to Nate's family. While there Santa made a visit to their town so we went to see him. Kaden was a little hesitant to walk up to him. He did sit on Santa's lap...without mommy this year. After that he wanted to keep going up to him. He did really well. I am so proud of him. I asked him if he wanted to see Santa again. He of course said yes. So we will have to take a trip to the mall sometime soon. I will post pictures later of his first visit with Santa this year.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

I've been reading your blog for a while since we sort of "met" in the basement hallway at the RMH during a storm warning. I've enjoyed following Kaden's progress. You all must be so proud of him- what a fighter! My husband, Scott, & I sat down reading Kaden's story one night. There seems to be several similarities between Kaden & our son, Owen. You all have been an inspiration to us. Thanks for sharing your story. If you are interested in checking Owen's carepage- his page is Pray4Owen. God bless you all- Shannon Blumenthal

Regan said...

I'm sorry Kaden (and you) have been sick this week. I hope and pray he gets well soon, so that it won't interfere with his upcoming surgery.

I've had my first experience with a sick child this past week. Not fun.

Isabella said...

Poor little guy :( I hope he is feeling better. Glad you guys had a good thanksgiving.
Thinking of you always
Megan

Boeckman mommy said...

Amy- so glad you posted!! I was wondering how Kaden was doing. I was hoping he was feeling better after being here on Friday and having the temp. Unfortunately, sometimes that is what it takes to get on the uphill side. But, I guess he is still not feeling well :( I hope he starts to feel better soon. Nothing like not feeling good especially this time of year with the anticipation of Christmas.
It was really great to see you guys Friday. You look so cute with your baby bump. Hope Kaden gets to feeling better soon.
Hugs and Love
Amy

Pam said...

Tis the season eh?

I hate winter. I'm so sorry that Kaden isn't feeling well. I hope he gets better soon.

It's awesome that he sat on Santa's lap w/out you this year. WTG Kaden!

He is growing up so fast.

((HUGS))

Liz and Shane Nelson said...

We hope Kaden feels better soon.

Aimee said...

I sure hope that Kaden is feeling better. Tis the season. The only one that hasn't been sick at my house is Ava and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that she doesn't get it.

Kaden is such a big boy for sitting on Santa's lap. I'm going to take Ava soon to see Santa and I'm hoping since she knows who Santa is, she'll sit on his lap.

Rachel said...

Poor baby. How horrible, but I'm glad to know that it is not pnemonia (sp?).

Happy Thanksgiving late!

Rachel

Caden said...

Oh no! I hope he gets better soon. I'm dreading this winter and all of the viruses and stuff going around.I hope this is the only thing that gets him this year! You better not catch anything from him! Thinking of you guys.

Ashlea

Amanda-The Family News! said...

I am just getting around to catching up on blogs - I am so sorry Kaden was sick and had to go to the ER. I hope he is MUCH better now...my prayers are with all...

adrianna york said...

I just wanted to say hi and that I hope Kaden gets to felling better I hope to hear from you soon
from Kim and Adrianna

Mary B. said...

I hope Kaden is doing better now. Will you still be up on the 8th? I want to see you guys! I've been thinking about you a lot lately. How are things going in the belly? I keep saying we need to talk, but life runs away without me sometimes. Sorry!