Friday, January 15, 2010

Poor Big Man

My poor Andy has not been feeling well. He has had a cold for the last week or so, and on Monday night, he woke up at about 10 pm and was having a very hard time breathing. So, I ran him down to the emergency room, where they gave him an x-ray, breathing treatment, an inhaler and some steroids.

We expected him to feel better soon and be back to his old self, but when we went to the doctor yesterday, we found out that his lungs are still really full and the mucus is thick and since he is not coughing, it is not coming up. The Dr gave us an oral steroid that he has been on for about 24 hours now. Hopefully that will help.

His recovery also includes Uncle Justin coming over to do respiratory therapy. It is basically Justin holding him and whacking his back to try to induce coughing. It is crazy because afterward Andy is happy, like he feels much better, and his face is covered in snot, like his sinuses have been cleared out!

So we are going to keep doing what we have been and keep trying to make him cough and I am sure he will be good as new in no time!

Oh, and the Dr said to try to keep him mellow....
It doesn't last very long before he turns back into his silly self!!!

1 comment:

Tania said...

Poor Mr. Man! Hope all that stuff comes out and he is able to breath!