yesterday evening, hudson & i made our way to the pediatricians office in frisco...he cried the whole 45 minute drive. saw the doc & decided that hudson no longer needed to do the breathing treatments. His lungs seemed pretty clear, his appetite was back, no fever & his left ear had cleared up (thank you garlic drops!). However, his right ear was now pretty red so were garlicking (is that a word?) that one now. Pediatrician suggested a few things: stop the breathing treatments, switch to motrin instead of tylenol, garlic drops in both ears & bath/massage him in "Child Calm." Since the Albuetrol was making him have a lot of "highs"he needed a lot of time to come down & get his body relaxed. Thankfully i already had some child calm at home, I used it on Hudson when he was just a few months old to help him sleep at night.
So after the 25 minute sick visit (and hudson crying the whole time) we drove back home around 6 last night and yes hudson cried the whole way back. I had kept it together all day until we were about 5 minutes from pulling into the drive way & thats when I lost it. I probably said to Hudson 47 times yesterday "hudson, please stop crying " & nothing i did would make him stop & so i guess i just decided to join him. I even got a little angry with the big man upstairs, in fact i even said out loud "umm, i know you see whats going on...why wont you make it stop?!"
So we got home, had dinner, I gave hudson a bath & put him to bed a little after 7....and didnt hear from again until 7:30 this morning. wow what a difference it made not doing those dang breathing treatments before bed time! I woke up this morning, very excited to see hudson & very thankful for my God given motherly intuition. I knew something was up with those breathing treatments & how they were effecting hudson & am thankful the Lord allowed me to act upon my instincts and for the wisdom. So i say to all moms...if even for a second something doesn't seem right, regardless of what your doctor says, the back of the label or your best friend, go off your instinct its there for a reason!
today he has been a little fussy but not too bad! has already taken one 2 hour nap and is currently on his second nap. Has eaten well and played well. I did try to get out of the house with him & make a target run but we went a little to close to nap time so after being in the store for about 10 minutes it was time to head back home before I became "that mom" with a screaming child who wasn't doing anything about it...sigh. Maybe i'll be able to get out of the house tomorrow! (wishful thinking)!