This morning I took him to the doctor's office to get him checked out, and while his lungs sounded fine, she was concerned with how fast he was breathing. She recommended that I take him over to the ER for a chest x-ray to make sure everything was okay since it's a little scary in a baby this young. The good news was that he didn't have a fever - if he did, they would have wanted to do a spinal tap (hearing that freaked me out a little bit).
Sunday, February 08, 2009
Quick Trip to the ER
Charlie had his first trip to the emergency room today. I don't think it was a highlight for him (it certainly wasn't for me)...Charlie has had a bad cold for a week now, but was getting more and more congested and raspy in the last two days. Last night was especially bad (why is it always worse in the night??) and there were a few moments that were scary because Charlie would choke while he was coughing.
So off we went, over to the hospital. These pictures are of Charlie in the tiniest little hospital gown I have ever seen! The x-ray was a miserable process - the tech strapped him down, which involved having his arms held high next to his ears so they could get a good look at his chest. Charlie wasn't pleased, but it didn't take too long. In the meantime, his breathing normalized and seemed to be going at a better rate.
Everything looked fine with the x-ray, so six hours from the start of Charlie's doctor's appointment, I was able to bring him home and he's sleeping peacefully. Hopefully his cold will clear up soon - it's so sad when a little guy is sick like this. The good thing is that he is still gaining weight fine - he is up to 9 lbs 5 oz!