Sunday, June 13, 2010

never a dull moment

It's been a crazy week! We celebrated Ellery's birthday on Saturday and I was busy with the preparations all week. It was such a fun party...12 little girls and lots of pink! I can't wait to share pictures.

Thursday was quite a day. We had a 6-month check-up with Price's neurologist at Texas Childrens. Thankfully, it was very uneventful. He definitely thinks Price is making progress and is hopeful, just as we are. Our doctor is a sweet grandfather-type man who wears a bow tie and speaks in a Donald Duck voice to his patients. He admits to not really understanding why Price is having the delays he is having since all his testing has come back relatively normal. He wishes he could "fix" the problem, but that's just not a possibility. Our only hope is in the Lord, and we pray everyday that Price's healing would bring him much glory.

Price was acting completely normal Thursday until around bedtime when he was sounding a little hoarse. I didn't think much of it since he was acting well otherwise, no fever or anything. Nathan was up late (probably watching sports center) and kept checking on him. At about 1 am, he brought him into our room and said that he thought Price needed to go to the ER. Price's breathing was really labored and it sounded like he was gasping for air. Nathan was so calm but I was starting to panic a little, it just sounded so awful. Nathan and Price headed for Texas Childrens ER and I stayed home with Ellery but was ready to head that direction if needed. It turns out Price had croup and he was immediately seen by an ER doctor upon arrival. Nathan said before they even checked in they were giving Price a steroid to open up his breathing. After steroids and a breathing treatment and a couple hours of observation, the boys returned home around 5:30 am.

Price has been feeling better each day, although the kids and I stayed home from church this morning just in case.

Tomorrow is Ellery's official birthday and Nathan and I have special plans with the birthday girl!


Amanda said...

Oh my goodness! I'm glad it was just croup! I would've been freaking out.

Lyndsay said...

Awww - poor baby! So glad that he got everything he needed and is on the mend. Let me know if you need anything!

Tabaitha Kaye said...

Poor guy. So glad that the right doctors were there to treat him. Have fun celebrating Ellery's birthday!

jonnyd said...

We had the exact same thing happen with Peyton - and it was definitely scary to hear your baby struggle to breathe like that.

Glad it all worked out well!

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