21 March 2011

Our fire-breathing monster

This past weekend, the fire-breathing monster reared his ugly head again! I thought we had put him to rest (possibly for good?); but, alas, he decided to re-emerge from the deep, dark corners of Daniel's closet. This particular monster, however, has become Daniel's friend.

Yep, THIS is the fire-breathing monster. Maybe you have one of these at your house?

Yes, our fire-breathing monster is a nebulizer. Daniel started having coughing attacks on Thursday, so out from the closet it came. When he went to the doctor on Friday, the doctor said, sure enough, he was wheezing again. So it was Zyrtec, steroids, and breathing treatments every 4-6 hours through the weekend. Fortunately, we were blessed with a "happy wheezer," and, as you can see, Daniel takes it in stride. Addie, on the other hand, does not. She is petrified of it!

She has kept a 3 foot buffer zone between that machine and herself at all times! She whines and makes animal sounds at it the whole time it's on! I really believe that she thinks it's "alive." (I mean, the mask does have eyes and smoke coming out of it!) You know, this child may end up with a very vivid imagination. That can definitely be good and bad!

Well, anyways, I'm glad to say that Daniel has done much better the last couple of days! We are definitely a family that is thankful for steroids and Albuterol. :)

A picture of my "happy wheezer" when he was about 4 months old. Even when sick, he's happy! (I had to tell him to stop singing while he was getting a neb treatment, if that tells you anything. And no, my other children do not handle sickness nearly as well!)

No comments:

Post a Comment