Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Dr. also not sure what's going on!

It's not an ear infection, doesn't seem to be allergy related, possibily bronchitis (although his lungs sound clear). Started him on a Zpack today. Mobile x-ray coming to do chest x-ray this afternoon. Nasal swabs were taken to check for bacterial or viral infection. If it's viral, obviously we just have to wait it out - bacterial, and hopefully the z-pack will take care of it. He is having these coughing spasms that last about an hour. Non-stop coughing. It comes and goes at random times of the day. It just wears him out. We use the cough assist and get some stuff out, but his coughing spasms continue. Sometimes, he needs supplemental O2 and his heart rate is way high, other times, his saturations remain normal during these episodes. He's never had anything like this before. I'm actually hoping it's bacterial form of bronchitis, so we will have an answer and the z-pack will work!!! It's so FRUSTRATING!

Prayers would be appreciated! Thank you!

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