Monday, December 06, 2010

9 Months Checkup & What??

Well, we went in for Aaron's 9 month check up today - he was such a good boy, too!!
 My sister got this little Lion Hat for him - it has matching mittens, too!! It's sooo cute & I thought he looked adorable in it...

We were expecting to be in and out of there in no time...he didn't have to get any shots today, just a finger prick so I thought it would be a quick visit. He & Emma have both been fighting a cold for about a week - well, Emma is pretty much completely over hers. She still has a little bit of a runny nose. Aaron just has a runny nose still and a cough - but that's it. Neither have had fever since Thanksgiving or any other signs of anything.

But...

When the doctor came in she was listening to his lungs and I told her about the colds & how much better he was doing - just a little bit of a runny nose now & a cough...she answers that she can hear him wheezing and then tells me that he has Baby Bronchitis and he is going to have to take breathing treatments 3 times a day for a bit. WHAT?? Bronchitis!?!?! But he's been happy and sleeping good and hasn't had fever! She said that wasn't a surprise. And wait, there's more. He has an ear infection. In BOTH ears!! So he'll have to take an antibiotic for a few days for those. 

So, we spent the last part of our visit like this:
He actually did pretty well taking the treatment. I mean, you can even sort of see him smiling behind the mask. At times he was laughing - guess he thought it was funny. The other little boy at the baby sitter came down with Bronchitis before Thanksgiving - he's still doing breathing treatments - but I think he has other issues, too b/c the medicine he's on is different & it takes about 15 minutes to do a treatment. Aaron's treatment today only took us about 5 minutes - if that long. The doctor also asked about family history and I told her my husband had bad asthma when he was a kid - she said that made him more of a candidate for things like this. 

I rented a nebulizer from the doctor's office for now so we can get started on the treatments - they recommended purchasing a unit b/c we might be using them more in the future. Let's hope not, though. I hope he takes all the treatments as well as he did today. There aren't supposed to be any side affects either, though I think I am going to call the sitter in a bit and see if she notices any after I dropped him off with her. 

1 comment:

  1. Getting a machine is a good idea. Parker was diagnosed with asthma when he was little, although I thing he was misdiagnosed, and we kept a machine. Whenever he would get a small cough, I would give him the treatments, most of the time just with saline solution, and he would get better almost immediatly. Kallie has pretty much done the same with Kynleigh as well. Just a suggestion :)

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