Thursday, April 19, 2007

NOOOO, Not Again!

We're back from the ER. Croup again. Q had it twice in February, so two weeks ago, we met with an Ear, Nose, and Throat specialist, who believes that it's nothing serious. However, he'll have mild illnesses present themselves as croup more easily than most, until he outgrows it in a few years.

We went into the ER with a sobbing, wheezing little boy. After the regular regimen of meds, he was chattering away happily, asking about all the switches and dials on the equipment, and giggling at my attempts to amuse him with dance sequences. I ran all our current troupe choreographies for his approval.

The hospital was busy tonight, so we were stationed in a large ward with many patients separated by curtains. As a reminder how all trouble is relative, we overheard a doctor informing a very obese woman who'd also arrived with breathing problems that he was sorry to have to bring harsh news, but she was going to have to stop smoking, stop drinking, and lose weight if she didn't want to spend her days coming in and out of the hospital. She was also uninsured. SwingDaddy and I hugged Q and were grateful that he was in better condition.

It's been a really long couple of days at work, getting ready for a big product concept review next week, and I was counting on tonight to get a lot of work done. Or at least get some sleep. Instead, we spent three hours in the ER, reading Dr. Seuss and talking to Dr. C.

I wouldn't say that it was exactly quality family time, but Q did get pretty perky after the epinephrine and lavished us with hugs and snuggles. I still get teary eyed when he gives me a big hug. Is that too sappy?

Hopefully, he'll be feeling good tomorrow.

5 comments:

Pendullum said...

Oddly enough it does it end up being'quality family' time... You will always remember... and tell the stories of I remember when...
So sorry your wee one is sick but so glad you and your hubby were there to read Dr. Seuss...
The pics are priceless...

Lara said...

that's a really beautiful pic at the end, M. and no, it's not too sapppy. i think my mom still gets teary when i hug her, and i'm almost 25. just part of motherhood, i think.

YF said...

Oh No! Well, I hope he does feel better. Those are great pics. Love the 5th grade pic of you. xox C

Mayberry said...

Glad he's better! I love that you entertained him with dance routines. What a good mama.

Lady M said...

He's definitely feeling better, thanks for your kinds words.

Pendullum - ha! It will be a story to tell indeed.

Lara - Sniff. :)

YF - I need to find more grade school pictures for laughs.

Mayberry - I think he liked the Charleston best.