It's been sort of a rough month around here. I got some respiratory thing and am just barely starting to get over it. Kaden and Beckham have been coughing and have had runny noses, but seem to feel alright for the most part. Matt, of course, being the iron man that he is, goes through it all unscathed. I don't know what it is about him.
Beckham was sounding wheezy and congested for too long, so about a week and a half ago I took him in just to be safe. I hate going to the doctor because they always seem to say, "just rest and get plenty of fluids..." and send me home with a much emptier wallet. Last week Beckham was given a pretty good bill of health and we were sent away.
Well, fast forward one week and Kaden starts coughing the most insane sounding cough I have ever heard. He spiked a fever and laid around the whole weekend and wouldn't eat a thing. I know he really must be sick when he lays around. It was sort of a nightmarish weekend because Beckham started getting sick and neither boy slept well at all. I felt like I was up all night, every night. Kaden got super whiny and clingy, but I can't really blame him. He appears to be on the mend now.
Beckham seemed to just be getting worse and last night was plain awful. He fussed and cried, and struggled. He was taking about 50-60 breaths a minute, was retracting, and sounded horrible. He hardly slept a wink, had a fever, and refused to eat. We ended up on the couch because he seemed so much happier sitting upright.
I took him in this morning, and after 2 1/2 hours, a test, x-rays, lots of crying, and a very sad mom, we were sent away with a positive for RSV and pneumonia. I hate it. I feel so awful and can't stand that I can do absolutely nothing to make him feel better. I have only seen a few smiles today which is so unlike him. He's hardly eaten at all, and just looks so miserable. We've been camped on the couch all evening. I'm content to hold him as long as he needs me to. We go in again tomorrow for a followup. I hope he gets better soon, this is nearly killing me.