Sunday, August 31, 2008

Sick boy.


Wee E could use a prayer or two. All three kiddos have gotten sick. Elliot first, with a general cold virus. Nora was next, then Isaac. Nora and Isaac are getting better…much better, but Elliot? Well, Elliot is getting worse. Par for the course, but he is dreadfully ill. I called the pediatrician on Friday morning and they did not want to see him. “Give him fluids,” they gleefully noted. Um?? Since all that Elliot consumes is Pediasure, that shouldn’t be a problem. I laugh at the pediatrician sometimes. They still have yet to retest his liver enzymes, which is precisely why we are seeing another pedi in the group for well baby checks next week. I so hate reactionary responses from doctors.

At any rate, Elliot’s breathing is very labored, the drainage from his nose is terrible and his croupy cough is getting worse. No, he is not retracting yet, or breathing very rapidly, so I do not suspect RSV, but he really could use a break. We’re pushing two weeks with this crud. Thanks in advance for your thoughts.

14 comments:

Melissa @ Banana Migraine said...

Oh no! Poor sweet E. I hate that he's having such a hard time, and that the doc isn't being very helpful. Sending you lots of love and quick recovery wishes. xo

datri said...

Oh, poor Elliot! Praying he feels better soon!

Chris said...

Sending healthy thoughts your way!

Get better soon; wish the doc was doing more to help.

Tammy and Parker said...

Oh, sweetie, I'm so sorry to read this.

Lots of hugs and prayers.

Mommy to those Special Ks said...

Poor baby!!! I hope he feels better very soon!

Imsavimsa said...

Get well soon little guy!

citizen pained said...

Ugh - doctors who don't listen to mothers is one of my biggest pet peeves!

I hope your boy gets well and your new pedi does a better job of listening.

xo

mom2noah said...

Sending lots of hugs and quick recovery vibes Elliot's way. Hope you find a more caring doctor, gee wheez. Sometimes I find the nurses at Noah's doctor's very helpful when he is not feeling well.

Mrs Wibbs said...

thinking of you dear friend, and praying your wee-E gets well very soon...poor baby :(
stay strong sweetie
love and hugs
rachel xoxo

Michelle said...

I'm sorry to hear how sick he is! Poor little guy! I hope he's feeling better soon and sending lots of prayers his way.

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Hi, I came over through Praying For Parker. What a beautiful little guy Elliot is! So adorable. I am so so sorry he is sick. It breaks my heart. I am adding your family to my prayers.

Hugs,
Amy

Shannon @ Gabi's World said...

"I so hate reactionary responses from doctors." My thoughts exactly!

I hope he is much better now. HUGS!

Marla said...

Sending prayers. I hope they are feeling better soon. So stressful when the kids are sick.

Christie Nacole said...

He is so adorable! He acctually looks just like my little brother looked at that age. So sweet!