Tuesday, February 9, 2010

pneumonia

Colter sick

Our middle son, Colter, has been having a very rough winter. It seems like he has been sick every other week. Well turns out he has pneumonia in both lungs with a plate of bronchitis on the side.

The doctor called me on my way home from the office to confirm his suspicions that he did in fact have pneumonia. We will have to go back in for steroids if he doesn’t improve with the meds we were given to treat the bronchitis.

I’m a bit frustrated with myself as well as the doctors we’ve seen. Colter has been “off” most of the winter. The last time we went in they said he had sinusitis and that was the cause of the coughing. Looking back now, I’m sure this entire time he has been struggling with pneumonia and his little body has just been fighting so hard. Well, at least now we know and we can deal with it the best we can.

25 comments:

MareBear said...

The poor little fella. He tugs on my heart strings. He has been such a goer and a doer all winter in spite of feeling so crummy so much of the time. Get well quickly Mr. Colt the Bolt!

Andrea said...

OH NO!! Praying for this precious little one.
andrea

He & Me + 3 said...

Poor baby. He is so precious. I am praying now for him to wake up better tomorrow and to have a great nights sleep.

jen@odbt said...

Hugs to you and your son. I'm sorry you all have been through this but am glad you finally have some answers. Hope he gets better soon.

Ben, Heather and kids said...

Hope he feels better fast. We've been having a rough week down here too. (what makes it rougher is we're away from home :( walk-in clinics and prescriptions are such a bla$$$T!
It's no fun when kiddos are sick.

tberry29 said...

Oh no..Hope the lil man feels better soon.

Cheryl said...

Bless his heart, hope he is better soon. Will remember him in my prayers.

Chari said...

I'm so sorry! Hope he is well soon. I know the feeling. We have all been constantly sick around here since december!

McCrakensx4 said...

aaawwwww....poor baby...hope he is feeling better soon! Take care

Alicia said...

Poor baby!!!! I'm so glad they finally found out what he had! What a strong boy!

Growing Up A Country Girl said...

I hope he is on the mend with this medicine - what a cute - a great picture!

J K L M N O P said...

Oh, my! Feelin' for ya. Philip had the same problem the year he started school and the next year too. I finally broke down and got him the flu shot - he has asthma too so makes more susceptible to all the bugs. Hope they get him well so it doesn't wear him completely out! Keep us posted!

Kim said...

Take care of your little guy! I hope he feels better soon.

All American Family said...

ohhh. :( We just can't win as Moms can we? Big TX hug to you! Hope is gets better soon!

The Cotton Wife said...

Oh no!

Aw, I hope he feels better soon. Poor feller.

carrielt said...

I know exactly how you feel with doctors giving you the run around. I hope he gets to feeling better soon.

Sharon said...

Prayers for the little trooper.
I hope that he will be feeling better real soon.
Hugs to him

Darcie said...

Oh the poor guy! I can just imagine what it has been like. I had it one summer and it literally knocked me out. Glad you know what is really the problem, and hope he is back to be all boy every soon!

JenT said...

Oh no, poor guy. I'll pray for him.

Tutus and Choo-Choos said...

Get well soon!

Wrena said...

NO GOOD BUDDY! Restup cuz spring is right around the corner :D

Wyatt's lung (asthma) stuff is bugging him too.... Every change of season, warm - cold, wet - dry, bother him :P so does his cousin on the barnett side. Hope for the best up in MONTUCKY as Wade calls it :)

chubskulit said...

Oh no, that is not good. Poor little Colter. You will be in our prayers guys!

Andrea said...

poor guy, hope he is feeling better real soon. cali had pneumonia over thanksgiving and was really out of it for a few days until the meds really kicked in.

Marice said...

im sorry to hear that! poor young man :( its not easy when our child is sick :( i feel u on that. hope he gets well really soon! hugsss from me!

chili pepper said...

Carin,

I saw this last night before I went to bed but hubby was ready to go up so I didn't take time to leave a comment. I am so very sorry to hear your little guy was so sick. I wanted you to know that we are praying for him. Be sure not to beat yourself up over it. That is so easy for us moms to do and really we are just human. In God's time you found the problem and you are working to help him get well. Leave it at that and save your energy for the things you can control.

Hugs,

Kat