We had a rough night. It seems like Drew has gotten worse since we've been home. He's coughing a lot more and had another fever in the middle of the night. I borrowed a friend's sat monitor and he his oxygen levels are 77%. Normal for him is 85. We gave him two breathing treatments last night which seemed to help a bit, but he ended up in bed with us this morning. Which is fine with me, at least I can see what's happening and have him close by.
We saw the pediatrician this morning for his follow up appointment. She says he didn't have pneumonia and that the x-ray didn't indicate that he did. So I guess we got IV antibiotics just because they didn't know what he had. Then she listened to his lungs and said it sounded like he had pneumonia now. Great. She gave him a breathing treatment in the office and afterwards she couldn't hear it anymore. She said because of that she thinks its a virus and his airways are reacting to it. She called cardiology to check with them and recommended we do around the clock breathing treatments every four hours and see her again in the morning. She is hoping his sats will be coming up by then.
I am concerned. The poor kid is coughing so much he can't eat. Iam hoping we're all doing the right thing by keeping him home. I don't want him to have to be in the hospital especially when we had a perfectly good, working IV in yesterday that we just pulled out.