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1/13/08

Super Sick Boy

Well, so much for our Saturday plans. Sam felt terrible all day. His cough was still bad and he had no appetite. He also ran a fever much of the time that was very hard to break. By 8PM his temp was 103.4 and he was was shivering uncontrollably. He also started breathing really fast. We tried to get the temp down, but had little success so we decided to take him over to Scottish Rite Children's Hospital.

They immediately confirmed that his temp was too high and his oxygen intake was only 95. (That is the minimum required.) A chest x-ray was ordered, and they discovered that our little Sam has pneumonia. They gave him the first dose of his antibiotic in the hospital to check for an adverse reaction since he is allergic to amoxicillin.

We got home around 3:30AM and he was able to sleep comfortably for about 6 hours. His appetite is already back and we are continuing the medicine in hopes that it will clear out the infection. On rare occasions, more than one antibiotic must be used to successfully eliminate the fluid in the lungs.

Say a little prayer for our sweet boy. It is difficult to see him so inactive.

3 comments:

MaddysMom said...

Awwwwwww, poor HANDSOME kid...hope he feels better soon!

mommyof2galz said...

OMG- poor Sam! I hope he is better soon :(

Maggie Roe said...

Prayers are being sent your way little Sam! Feel better soon, buddy, OK?