Hudson has had trouble with asthma since he turned one. It has gotten progressively worse each year. Tuesday night, it got bad enough that I had to take him to the ER. For those of you that know me, I don't freak out very easily over sickness and injury. Unless you have a bones sticking out somewhere, a band-aid can fix almost anything. So Huddy had been doing breathing treatments since Sunday, but by Tuesday night, he was struggling for every breath. His poor little chest and stomach were retracting so bad and he would just cry like every breath hurt. So at 10:30, I packed a little bag, and we headed to Cook Children's. WE got there and it was PACKED, and I thought we were going to have to wait forever! But as soon as we signed in the nurse listened to him and said "OK, that's really bad, you'll be the next one back". Sure enough, as soon as we set down, they called our name. We only had to wait in triage long enough for me to tell them what meds he was on and then they got us to a room. Have I mentioned how much we love Cook! If you live in the DFW area, they are the BEST! So after a few hours of breathing treatments, steroids, and a couple of movies, we were given the all clear to head home, at 3:00 am! Luckily, we already had an appointment with the Pulmonoligist on Thursday, it took us almost four months to get into him, and it came just in the nick of time. So after a three and a half hour appointment with all four kids in tow, we are now on Symbicort,a steroid preventative inhaler, twice in the morning, twice in the morning, a rescue inhaler, and steroids when needed. He hates the inhaler, and screams every time he has to do, but I'm hoping it will get easier the longer he does it. He is already feeling a million times better. And last night, for the first time in months, he slept through the night! Usually he is up every two hours, and is cranky through out the day, and the more upset he gets, the worse his asthma gets. Oh yeah, and I forgot to mention that on Wednesday, Huddy had an appointment with the ENT. His right ear has been giving him trouble for a month or so. It bleeds really easy, its smells absolutely terrible, and he screams if you get close to it. So basically what has happened, is his body rejected the tube he got back in May, is pushing it out and a mass has formed around it, so it is half in, half out. So now we have drops every night for four weeks, and then we go back and get it checked. And Charlie needed to make a pit stop at the doc for a fever and suspected sinus infection. So needless to say, by Thursday night, I was done, I had a bit of a meltdown, but I've pulled it together and think we are all back on track. Hopefully this week will be a little smoother, and everyone is on the mend!
My brave little Hudster