Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Prayers Please

Daniel was diagnosed this morning with pneumonia and chest xrays confirmed it. He had been coughing recently but the pediatrician thought it was allergies and we tried allergy medications first. Since that wasn't working, we had a very long morning at the doctors office. I picked him up from day care yesterday afternoon with a 101.5 fever. We made it through the night, but this morning went staright to the pediatrician. They gave him two very large antibiotic shots that really hurt and they said his legs may be sore a while. He cried and cried and held onto me for the longest time. Normally he bounces right back after a shot and will even laugh when I tell him all done. Not this time. I felt so bad for him. They also did a nebulizer treatment while we were there and we had to pick up a nebulizer machine on the way home to help him get the medicine he needs to open his airways. We have to help him breathe with the nebulizer every 4 to 6 hours and we go back tomorrow at noon for the doctor to listen to his lungs again. If they don't sound any better it will be another round of the shots. If he does sound better they can start an oral antibiotic which would make me very happy.

At any rate, please pray he heals quickly - thank you.

22 comments:

Teresa said...

Oh Rachel,
I am praying that Daniel gets better very quickly. He is such a trooper - I hope he can start taking the oral antibiotics soon.
Take good care...Teresa

Jill said...

Poor Daniel! I'm so sorry...I hope he feels better soon. Some of the conversations I overheard in the halls at school this morning made it sound like a lot of sicknesses going around. Mari has some mega sinus junk going on so let's hope it sticks to that.

I'll say some prayers for Daniel and I hope to see him back at school very soon!

Stacy, Pat and Aidan said...

I know what you're going through. . .Aidan had RSV this winter and we were doing the breathing treatments round the clock for about six weeks. It gets better, though, so don't worry too much! I'll keep you all in my prayers.
Stacy

Patti said...

Oh my, poor Daniel! Alex also had pneumonia this winter (complicated by his asthma) and we had to do the breathing treatments every four hours for a while, along with other oral meds. I remember being completely overwhelmed and worried. It's hard to see our little ones sick. I pray that his breathing improves today and tonight.

Carolynn and Steve said...

Prayers coming from here...I hope that the nebulizer treatments and the antibiotics kick in quickly--no fun at all for Daniel, and probably pretty scary for mama, too.

Hugs from me
Carolynn

Kim said...

Oh yucky! Poor little guy. Sending healing thoughts your way.

Kim

Jodi & John said...

Rachel- I feel so bad for you and Daniel.Positive engery is coming your way from Russia that he gets better real soon! I hope the antibiotics kick in real fast!

Carey and Norman said...

So sorry to hear how sick Daniel has been. Poor little fellow. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May Daniel bounce back to his old self soon!

Joy said...

You must be a wreck! I hope the little winker feels better soon. You are so right about those shots being different I know first hand. Try your best to keep him hydrated (I know you already know that). I will keep him in my thoughts and daily prayers.
Joy

Kami said...

I am praying for a super speedy recovery for sweet Daniel! Hugs!

John and Kristine said...

Sending prayers your way. So sorry that he is so sick. I hope he feels better soon. Hugs to you all! Kristine

Jenny and Randy said...

Oh no, I am so sorry to hear this! Daniel will certainly be in our prayers. Please keep us posted.

Jackie said...

Oh Rachel!! We will be praying for Daniel here. I pray that this round of shots really works and that his lungs sound better in the morning.

Roger and Joanne said...

Poor little guy. I hope he feels better soon.

I hope the both of you can rest a little easier, as well.

Sending healthy wishes!

Jane said...

Oh my goodness, poor, poor Daniel. Big prayers being sent your way for a speedy recovery.

Dede said...

Poor little Daniel. I hope he feels better soon!

Meghan, Bill and Nick said...

We're thinking of you guys and hope Daniel has a quick recovery!

Becky and Keith said...

Poor little alligator!!! Give him lots of mommy love. Please keep us updated because we'll be worrying about him right along with you!

Mary and Michael said...

Poor Daniel, I hope he feels better soon. Sending prayers your way.

Craig and Phyllis said...

Wow, this was a surprise to read! We will be praying for Daniel.

Amy said...

I meant to post this earlier -- I am so sorry to hear about little Daniel! Hoping for no more shots, that oral antibiotics work and he's all better soon!!

Jane and Jim said...

Absolutely, poor little angel.
Sending good vibes your way -