I decided to take Decker into the doctor on Wednesday because I could hear him wheezing when he was trying to breathe. Turns out he has bronchiolitis. The doctor recommended we start giving him Albuterol breathing treatments through the nebulizer and we did the first one in the office. Wow, he did not like that one bit! He screamed and cried the entire time. But once it was over, the doc came back in and listened to him and said his wheezing was gone. I was really blown away by the nebulizer they sent us home with. It was a penguin with an igloo carrying case. LOL. I mean, it's super cute but I find it hilarious that they put so much thought into these things for kids. Anyways, the first couple treatments at home went the same...he cried and screamed the entire time. But he's now gotten used to it and we have a routine. We put him in his exersaucer and turn on Barney. The good news is that he has finally turned the corner and is getting close to healthy. I can tell because he is now back to his normal, happy self. It's been really difficult seeing him so fussy and unhappy this last month.
As for me, I am still battling a cold/sinus congestion, but I'm starting to feel better too. I think it's also helping because I can sleep better now, knowing that Decker is doing better and not hearing him cough and fuss during the night. This is just in time too, because I start my first day of work tomorrow.
I went and had a conference with his new daycare teacher on Friday. She seems wonderful and I'm really excited about him starting at this new center. We decided to switch centers (still the same daycare, just a different location) because this new center opens at 6am whereas his old center didn't open until 7:30. Even though I will probably be dropping him off around 7:30, it's always good to have the flexibility just in case something comes up. His new center is also much larger, more like a school, so they have more resources, such as three separate playgrounds and more extracurricular activities. Just a few pictures, as I was looking through my iPhone pics.
Such a good boy
Here is an example of how fussy he's been...he was NOT loving green beans.
Just hangin' out