Our car has been on auto-pilot to Seattle Children's Hospital. What started out as a slight barky cough, quickly turned into severe croup, (striders with him barely able to breath), & me frantically calling family & 911 at 11:30pm (as I was home alone with the kids...) Unfortunately, this reaction to croup has become all too common for our little guy.
When I hear other friends tell me that their child has/had croup I assume they had to call 911 too. "Oh did the medics get there quickly?" I never realized that most croup isn't serious and is treatable from home. Sounds blissful. Axel has now been at Children's (in & out) 4 out of the last 4 days. He knows to stick out his finger on his own when he sees the O2 Sat machine pulled into the room & he knows to freak when the nebulizer mask is brought in... This little guy has been through a lot & we are happy to report he's on the road to recovery.
|Trying to get some rest...|
Our most recent trip to the hospital revealed that he's now recovered from croup, but has bronchiolitis & a small area of his lung is collapsed. We are completely believing in Jesus for speedy healing in his body.
|Where's Waldo? What a blessing to have such a great view of the construction site for this typical boy! (Every day the construction workers move around a Waldo mannequin for the kids to find. )|