Sunday, August 12, 2007

I've really got to learn how to keep my mouth shut.......

Just when I think everything is okay.......WHAM......we get hit with double ear infections, a ruptured eardrum in the right ear, and now possible pnmounnia. Friday night Rhett decided to become really talented, and spit up about 35% of the 8 oz bottle of pediasure that he had just downed in less than a minute. While it was coming up, he inhaled causing it to spatter all over my face, and go in through his nose and mouth at the same time. Don't ask me how he did it, I am still trying to figure that one out.

It took alot of pounding on his back a few minutes of coughing and turning all shades of reds and purple before he recovered. Then he looked at me like, "Mom what the heck did you do that for?!?!" Needless to say I am pretty sure he aspirated. Today his lungs cackle when he breathes in. Ever heard anything like that? It sounds kind of like that crinkle paper that you wrap baskets in. Nice huh?

So now we are watching him. He didn't start breathing funny till today, otherwise while we were at Insta Care last night I would have had them do a chest xray. So off to the ped we go in the morning. I keep watching for signs of him retracting, but so far so good. If he does retract at anytime tonight I will take him to the ER.

His lungs are still so damaged from last February, that any type of infection he gets in them could very easily become life threating. Rhett and aspirtating do not make a good combination.

The oddest thing is, is that he has had no other symptoms. No fever, no cold, no runny or stuffy nose, N-O-T-H-I-N-G. Now though, don't look at him sideways or he will holler at you louder than a herd of elephants running down the road. He doesn't want to be touched either, if he is sitting in your lap and you move him wrong, he looks at you and signs. NO, then ME. Guess that means no touchy me or your in for it lady.

Next time I write a post about how healthy we are and how we had a great boring day with no excitement.......tell me to shut it, okay?

6 comments:

Gabi's Mommy said...

So much for that good old boring day, never fails does it! It always seems as if this is how life goes. It is so tough and unfair at times, just when we feel like we are getting somewhere with Gabi something else goes wrong. Well we will be praying for your little guy. And Gabi sends him hugs!!!

Michelle said...

Oh Pam! Darn it! I have emailed you a couple of times and was praying that nothing was "up" and that you were just busy! CRAP! Rhett, Elliot sends big hugs to you and I send lots of love to you and your dear, sweet momma!

Jessica said...

Oh no! Poor Rhett! Keep us updated! Prayers coming your way!

Michelle said...

ah man! sorry to hear how sick Rhett is! praying for a quick recovery!

Shannon said...

Get better soon Rhett!

Christina said...

Oh no, I sure hope he is feeling better WAY soon!