When Fall hits here this poor guy has bad allergies. He has a snort that drives me up the wall and a throat clearing noise to match. He gets itchy eyes and half the time he looks like he is just plain miserable.
We have tried every over the counter allergy medicine available and then some prescription to no avail. We have had several doctor visits including a visit to the allergist to test for reactions to various inhalant allergens and it all came back negative. The allergist claimed it was probably just “a phase”. Ya, a reoccuring phase that happens at specific times of the year. She claimed probably most of it was just “in his head”. I may not be a medical professional but, really? I don’t think so.
Which leads me to this week. Monday he caught the croup and I believe the combination with the allergies caused his airways to swell up to the point that we had to take him to the ER to help him breathe. It wasn’t until they gave him some steroids to reduce some swelling that he started to have an easier time inhaling.
He was admitted to pediatrics overnight until they could get his breathing more stable. I spent the night with him and by the morning he was much better and having a great time in the hospital. “Mom, I really like this place.” I don’t think he remembers everything that went on. Probably best.
He was released Tuesday and we’ve been home in our own infirmary. Lily and I have caught the bug too. Hopefully we can all get better in time for Halloween fun this weekend!