Monday, September 24, 2012

And a new thing to deal with

So over the weekend Aiden started to have coughing fits. On Saturday night it got to the point that he started crying hard due to it, had trouble breathing and then threw up his whole bottle. Sunday more coughing attacks another bad one on Sunday we were able to calm him before it got to bad. Made the decision after that last cough attack that I would be calling the Pediatrician and making a ASAP appointment and calling work that I may not be making it to work. Didn't sleep well this weekend that's for sure.

first off he now weighs 12 pounds 14 ounces.. that's 4 ounces since Thursday. I was really worried he would loose weight because of the coughing attacks but nope! Such relief with that part! Now his Doc concluded that he was not sick.. which I figured and the coughing has to be due to one of two things. Either reflux is causing the congestion or coughing or asthma. Hubby and many of his family members have asthma so it is possible but really hoping for reflux, it is more likely to go away as he gets older. We are treating both. While there we did a breathing treatment and it did seem to help.

So he is now back on Zantac to help with the reflux and we now have  nebulizer in case he gets bad. His Doctor wants us to have one in case he gets sick he made need it. Its definitely good thing to have.  Here's hoping this all helps him


Kerrigan said...

Sorry you are dealing with now too but it does seem that many CHD kiddos deal with reflux and asthma,upper airway,breathing issues.Hope he feels better soon.we are doing treatments over here too.

Telisha Garris said...

Crap! Not asthma too! Praying for you!

Heather said...

Really hoping its just reflux *crosses fingers* but asthma is possible I mean hubby, mother in a law and sister in law all have it. So we know its possible.