Friday, December 25, 2009

What... The ER on Christmas

Riley was sick on Christmas Eve with a fever and a cough. We were up most of the night with him and at about 4:45 am on Christmas morning we decided it was time to go to the hospital. Riley had a fever of 104.0 after an hour after Tylenol, was lethargic and was making weird noises when he has breathing and seemed to be having a hard time breathing. Dan and I were very scared and worried. We went to Goodsam Hospital because it was the closest. By the time we got there Riley was doing a little better. His temp had gone down a little and he was breathing better. We saw the doctor and found out the Riley has Croup. They gave him some oral steroid medication and sent us home. They told us that when we took him outside to the cold air that it opened up his airways and made him better. The steroids should help the inflammation and we are instructed to use a humidifier and Tylenol to keep the fevers down. Riley did not feel well most of the day and didn't want to do anything but sleep and cuddle. This is not how Christmas morning is supposed to go. Here is a picture of Riley in the ER coloring. All the staff were very nice and Riley got a book and an ornament.


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