Saturday, September 23, 2006

C gets relief

We saw a very nice doctor today, and I don't think I liked her just because she had an English accent. She really took the time to explain things to us. I had to go too, because C couldn't talk for more than a sentence without coughing.

She explained C had viral pneumonia, not bacterial pneumonia, and that's why it wouldn't show up on the x-ray. She gave him medicine to stop the coughing and help him breathe easier. Needless to say not coughing all the time and not being able to breathe was weakening C. His O2 stats were 95, not hospital worthy, but not normal either. Normal is 100.

I'm so relieved. Much of my worry was because C was not getting better. But after just one dose he was able to go about without coughing unless he exerted himself. Now the trick is to keep him resting so he heals. Best news was she said he should get better in a week IF he rests.

When we got home, we had our longest conversation in days since C could actually talk ... in bed.

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