Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Sick Baby, Mommy Not Home!

Yesterday while I was in class, I got a call from my Mom. I couldn't answer since I was in the middle of a class session, so I texted her to see what was going on. She told me that the daycare had called her and Landen was sick. I went ahead and stepped out and called her. She said they had told her that he was inconsolable and having trouble breathing. Well, that scared me to death! So, I told her to call me as soon as she got there. When she did, I could hear him trying to breathe and it was almost a gasping/hyperventilating sound. I was so worried because I knew it was not like him at all. He was very fussy and crying too. I called Richie and let him know about the situation and then made the decision to call the paramedics and have them check on Landen. I know it was a little drastic, but with both of us gone, I just couldn't risk not having a medical opinion on his situation. I was so worried that he was having a complication from his tear duct probe or an allergic reaction to something. The paramedics checked him out when they got there. Thankfully, he had a 100% oxygen level, but was running a 101 temperature and had some drainage. They gave him some Tylenol and within about 30 minutes, he seemed to calm down. They recommended having his pediatrician check him out since he was running a fever though. This morning my mother-in-law took him to the doctor and had him checked out. He had a sore throat and has some little "bug", but otherwise seems fine! I am so happy to hear that because it was so scary to be far away from him and not know what was wrong.
It never fails, when Mommy leaves, the bottom always seem to fall out at home!

1 comment:

Katie said...

I would have done the same thing but probably would have been upset that they didn't do it first if he was having trouble breathing. Drew has allergies and that would scare me to death. You never know he could have had a allergic reaction and you did the right thing.