On Tuesday morning Felix woke up with a really runny nose. He started coughing throughout the day and was coughing so hard it would make him throw up. He was pretty unhappy about it, as you may imagine.
Last night he started wheezing, but since we had a follow-up with the doctor today for his latest ear infections, I didn't bother calling the doctor.
He struggled all night (miserable and making mom and dad miserable in the process) and by this morning he was really having a hard time breathing and he had stopped eating.
When the doctor finally saw him (we waited for over 40 minutes because the doc was behind and they didn't realize he was having breathing issues), he diagnosed respiratory distress and sent us to the hospital.
So here we are again. Chest x-rays are harder to read than I would have thought (is it pneumonia or is it just asthma? different opinions apparently - we've been told both but haven't heard from the doc yet), but Felix is definitely still very unhappy.
I'm exhausted and frustrated and disappointed (no big family party tomorrow, no visiting families over the weekend). Sigh. The doctor promised me we'd actually fix this. That was the first time I had heard any promising prognoses since this all started.
Thank goodness (again!) for Medicaid.
Update: Doc said the chest x-rays were inconclusive for pneumonia so they're treating him with heavy-duty antibiotics anyway. Doc also said they're going to try to get him released Monday in time for his allergy appointment. 4 days in the hospital. Minimum. Anyone want to visit they are absolutely welcome. And of course, prayers are appreciated.