Well, kind of…
Today is Knox & Slaone’s half birthday! They are six months old. I know, I pretty much say it every month, but six months? Half a year? Too fast, yes. Time, slow down.
What can I say, they
I wanted a cookie cake 🙂
Since I honestly document the good, the bad, the ugly & the pretty……it’s not such a happy half.
Knox started getting congested a few days ago, again. Then, a cough. By about 5pm yesterday, I took his temp and it was 100.6. He had spit/thrown up his previous feeding. It mostly had yucky stuff that was congesting him. So, we took him to the ER by about 6pm.
When we got there, his fever was 100.7. The tests & x-rays showed that he was negative for RSV, but tested positive for metapneumovirus. Which, from what they explained is a respiratory virus. Still, something he somehow caught. They had to suction him several times as he kept choking on “stuff” 🙁 They had to put the tube down his nose to get more. He got a breathing treatment also. Basically, it sucked. We left exhausted and not really knowing what to do to help him besides suction, Motrin, Tylenol & snuggles. We will follow up, or go see his doctor tomorrow.
Brent snapped some pics as our families were wanting updates. What’s an update without getting to see our little man 😉
We got home from the ER about 1am. He slept for a few hours on his tummy without many coughs. He woke up pretty pitiful. He ate and wanted to go back to sleep. After that nap, he actually woke up with a few giggles and smiles, but we didn’t hold our breath because it didn’t last long before he got fussy, stuffy and wanted to go back to sleep. Not to mention, he’s still spitting/throwing up after eating. Hopefully he is keeping some down.
Here is his one sweet grin today. And here is Sloaney from yesterday. She has been such a ham with her smiles and giggles lately. I especially like how she got her toy up on her arm.
I’ll do an “official” six month post in the next day or two, when they are up for it. Brent’s mom was going to do a little family photoshoot today and some six month pics of them, but we had to postpone. Hopefully next weekend.