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Emergency Room, Of Course

September 9th, 2012 at 07:22 am

We had first game of soccer season and BM seemed pretty bored and disinterested. He told me after, "I am so tired." Then he started that barky/croupy cough thing that should be long outgrown by now.

I thought, "Only my kid develops pneumonia in the middle of a soccer game!". His MO is to absolutely never get sick. But when he does it is always extreme and out of nowhere. The plus side is he is always good as new, lightning fast.

So yeah, since he is 9, I thought he sounded more pneumonia-like. Tried to make him slow down and rest (ha!).

This morning was near-exact repeat of our 911/ambulance ride when he was 4. Except no 911. High fever, huge tonsils, wheezy breathing, croupy cough. Last time we both panicked. All I know was he couldn't hardly breathe. This time he was taking long labored wheezy breaths so I sent him outside (cool air) and found probably long-expired asthma treatment. Didn't seem to help at all so woke up the fam & jumped in the car. (forgot his shoes- ha!). The oNLY reason no 911 is because he was extraordinarily calm, which made me calm. BTDT, also helped. Him being calm saved us $1000-ish. Can't say I could do the same. I am a pretty calm person, but probably not if I could barely breathe!!

Thank goodness for our phones!! Dh just texted me is just a virus. He will probably be good as new/at school tomorrow. I appreciate I had any warning he was sick, this time. Last time paramedics and doctors asked how long he had been sick. Um, he just woke up like that?!? This was better. I literally thought yesterday, " How com every time BM is sick he ends up in the ER?". I had a feeling. Though didn't expect quite this!!

Update: He was discharged with a new nebulizer. Which will probably never be needed again. Well, I mean, before it expires.

8 Responses to “Emergency Room, Of Course ”

  1. KiwiJo09 Says:

    Glad to hear he's doing okay! That sounds so scary!!!

  2. snafu Says:

    Happy DS [BM] is ok and ER visit had an excellent outcome. It helps a lot when everyone remains calm. Apparently DS needs swift intervention at onset of croupy cough. Perhaps check with your pharmacist for first three actions. Good news that it was a virus rather than on going asthma attack. Did tonsillitis play a role? Does your GP recommend keeping or removing tonsils?

  3. Swimgirl Says:

    I'm so glad you were all calm and that he's okay. I'd be thinking about saving that $1000 all day! Smile
    That's exactly what I had this week (though I did have an inhaler that wasn't expired!) The virus hit others in my family gradually (more like a cold) and for a short time. It hit me hard and fast!

    Hope he's feeling great in the morning!

  4. Homebody Says:

    My daughter had exercise induced asthma, I have real asthma and staying calm is the best thing to do. She was diagnosed when she was about 7 and ran off the field and sat on my lap and said, "It hurts to breathe". Luckily having asthma I recognized it and she always used an inhaler before practice and games. Never had any problems except with exercise.

    So glad everyone stayed calm, I know that is the best from personal experience! Enjoy being a soccer mom!

  5. Looking Forward Says:

    I'm so glad he was calm and that he'll be okie-dokie. Big Grin

  6. PNW Mom Says:

    Glad to hear he is ok!

  7. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I'll echo everyone else, and say - glad BM is ok!

  8. Laura@DTS Says:

    I can see he is a smart and brave kid. He did a great job being calm. I can imagine how much effort he did in reminding himself to be calm. I am glad he is feeling better. I would have panicked as well.

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