My child has been on every antibiotic since he was 8 months old! Seriously. I thought that after we had tubes put into his ear on his 1 year birthday we would be done with this sickness stuff. Not true. Since then, the ears have always been clear, but we have been infected with other illnesses. From strep to bronchitis. Parker has been nursing a bad cough from about last Thursday. His snot was clear (sorry for the details) so I thought we were okay. This week snot turned colors and cough wasn't better. I decided yesterday to call the nurse and see if they would like to see him. She asked how close we lived to the office. This I am learning is a good thing to live so close to your doctor. They got us right in. My poor guy has bronchitis and probably has asthma, although they wouldn't actually diagnose him yet. We had to do a breathing treatment at the doctor's office, NOT FUN! Picture an 8 month pregnant woman and a nurse holding down a 31 pound 22 month old. Parker and I were both crying and sweating like pigs, and the nurse was trying to convince me that he was doing a good job. As my favorite Nurse Kami discussed that the breathing machine would be coming home with us, and tears rolled down my face for I could only imagine all that my sister had gone through as a child with her asthma and didn't want this for my child, I cherished holding Parker. His next breathing treatment was at home in the comforts of his daddy's arms, mommy holding the mask over his face, and his favorite purple monster singing to him from the TV, things were a little better. A little. We will continue with our next antibiotic, steroid, and breathing treatments for the next few days in hope he can breath without labor.
This morning as I check through blogs, I am thankful for Parker's health. Although we have struggled with colds, virus', ear infections, we haven't had to deal with such agony as others with sick children. Please pray for all the sick children out there.