Saturday, October 06, 2007

Eli Update...

We were able to get into our pediatrician's office this morning. Eli has the croop. Don't know if I'm spelling that right. They said that their office has been flooded with cases of it this week. He had to have a shot to help open up his airway and we need to run vaporizers in his room and try to keep the air in there as cool as possible. We also got some saline so that we can give him breathing treatments if necessary. He seems pretty comfortable and behaving quite normally. We just put him down for a nap. Thank you all for your concern.

23 comments:

i-Con said...

Good to hear he's snoozing comfy. Poor guy - I hope he's back to 100% soon.

mommy24treasures said...

awww. I pray he heals speedily. Sweet darling baby boy.

kerri said...

Poor little man.
I hope he's on the mend soon!

Roy and Lori said...

Hope he feels better soon!!!!!!

kris said...

Glad you guys know what it is and he's being treated. Hope he feels better soon!

Carolyn said...

Our second daughter had croup a lot. It sounds awful and it is so scary! If he gets really croupy, dress him warmly and take him outside into the cool night air. It really does help. Hope he's over it soon!

Princess Diaries said...

Hope he gets better fast with the medicine. I hate it when the little ones can't breath. Scary.

Joannah said...

Poor little guy! I hope he's on the mend quickly.

Sophie's Mom said...

The croup, isn't that the one where you put them in the steamy hot bathroom (w/hot shower running) and then you take them out into the cold outside? I'm pretty sure that's what the doc told us to do with ours (years ago now), when they had it.

Loving the lil Levis... ;)

Nikki & Larry said...

I am sending get-well wishes to your little sweetie. Glad he is resting peacefully.

Smiles! :o)
Nikki

Jewels of My Heart said...

I'm so sorry. Poor little guy. Hope he is better soon.

Laura Nipper said...

He looks so peaceful sleeping on his little bed. Hope he feels better son.

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

Love that picture..
That is tooo cute...
Glad Eli is feeling better...
Kim

LIZ said...

Hoping Eli is on the mend quickly!
Happy 8 month LID!

Lynn said...

Love that little foot over the knee!

FYI... don't know if the Ped. told you this or not, but Croup is just a symptom of a cold or upper respitory thing it is not catchy in and of itself. You can catch the cold not the croup.

Some kids just have smaller airways and have a harder time when their throats are inflammed from an illness. Be prepared that he will be prone to croup every time he gets sick, until he is 'big' enough and outgrows it.

Whenever I used to hear kids cough that croupy cough I would think, "What awful parents, that kid should be at home!" Then Chris had it and I realized that it was just because his airway was smaller. He was no sicker than any other kid with a cold. Once he started Kindergarden he outgrew it.

The hardest time is at night, they seem to have more trouble when they are trying to sleep... many nights with the shower running and vicks in the vaporizor...Many days laying on the couch watching Little Bear... ahhh...

Doris & Dan said...

Poor buddy! Hope he feels better soon.

HUGS to you all.

Keep smilin!

Leda said...

My son has asthma and gets croup easily. It's a pain I know and a bit scary! Hope he is feeling better soon. He is adorable by the way!

jennifer said...

That picture is so sweet. Glad he's doing better.

secret agent said...

poor guy
hope he feels better soon

gwen oatsvall said...

glad he is resting well ... it is so hard to see our little busy men look so sick .... give extra hugs !!!

Kimber said...

Oh Kim...My oldest (Will) gets croup every single year right around this time. He has it now. He is 10 and I keep thinking he'll out grow it. The humidifier really helps. Hope he gets some sleep and you too:)

Kim

Salome's Mom said...

I am glad he is feeling better. He looks pretty cozy there sleeping. Sweet angel, I hope he feels better soon. Keep us updated.

eggrolls and chopsticks said...

So soory that Eli has been so porrly. I hope by now he is well on the way to recovery.
COngrats on the new car....what fun.