Sunday, August 24, 2008

Happy Anniversary to Us....

Know what we got?

Pertussis. (aka Whooping Cough)

We've had an eventful last few weeks with Brady. He had Walking Pneumonia two weeks ago. Then he was better. Then he was having breathing issues at naptime at school. Back to the dr we go. She thinks he's fine, just congestion problems when he lays down and a chest x-ray confirms that his lungs are clear.

Friday night, we went out to dinner and a wine tasting with Chris & Leslie. The babysitter called to let us know that Brady had had another loss of breath episode as he was coming out of the bathroom and had turned purple and threw up. It freaked us all out and Doug and I came tearing home to get him to take him to the ER.

So, after 4 hours at the hospital, another chest xray and a swab in each nostril (poor thing, he did not like that AT ALL) it was confirmed that he has Pertussis. A very contagious virus.


We called our pediatrician and got her to call in a script for Cade. Doug and I both went to Care Now to get medicine as well.

Now, Doug and I are feeling lousy and the boys are feeling just fine.

Tomorrow is the first day of school and the dr advised us to all stay home until at least Tuesday.

The boys already have cabin fever...I sure hope D & I feel better tomorrow!

In sickness and in health, for better or for worse, right?