Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Back to the doctor

Well, now Brooks has the croup and an ear infection (BTW - his first ear infection. Can't believe we've gone this long!) He is so pitiful and now has completely lost his voice. It is scary to know that if he cries I can't hear him. He is now on steroids and antibiotics.

Last night, he slept in the pack-n-play in our room. I borrowed a humidifier from Shannon B. Well, that was a disaster. I had a sheet over his crib and over the humidifier - at some point he pulled the sheet down and blocked the pack-n-play FROM the humidifier. At 4am he woke up crying and I picked him up and he was freezing cold, the pack-n-play was damp and the floor was wet. So much for good ideas.

He does seem to be breathing better this AM. He is still coughing but not as bad. I am having to cut his food up really small (what food he will eat, that is) so that he won't get choked while coughing. He has been asleep since 8am (he was up at 6:30). Dr. S said he should be feeling much better by tomorrow...

8 comments:

angie said...

I hate that the humidifier didn't work, I use one every night & can tell a huge difference if I don't. Ours leaks sometimes too so don't give up on it. I really hope he feels better soon.

Leslie said...

Poor baby! I hope he feels better soon!

Sarah said...

Oh poor sweetie! I do hope everyone gets some good rest tonight! I am praying that God will heal him up quickly and he will be good as new in a few days! Praying' for you! Keep up the good work, you are such a good mama!

Collegegirl said...

Poor baby! Feel better sweet Brooks!
~Elyse~

sweeter and the bubbas said...

bless his heart...and yours! someone else told me their child had croup right now, it must be going around. :-(

jennwa said...

I hope Brooks fells better real soon.

Rebecca said...

I am feeling your pain. Sounds like we could compare stories. I hope he gets to feeling better soon!!!

Melissa Lester said...

My reaction reading this echoes the other comments: poor baby! I hope he will get a good night's sleep and feel much better tomorrow.