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Little Brother’s First ER Visit

Remember the other day when I wrote my letter Dear Parents: Please Keep Your Kids Home?

I hope you do because this is the follow up post to it. If you have not read it please go read it. I will wait.

As mentioned in that post everybody has been sick at my house. Including my 3 month old baby. His breathing got worse yesterday. You could see he was struggling a little bit and he was wheezing. So at 8 at night we woke up Big Brother and sent him to our neighbours house and we were off to the hospital with Little Brother.

We arrived at the hospital at 8:30. Right away he was seen by a triage nurse. She told us to get him registered and come right back to her as soon as we were done. All the emergency rooms were full so she whisked us off to a little area that had the hook ups for an oxygen mask and started a mask treatment on him. It was a mix of oxygen and I think ephedrine.

little brother hospital visit

That is my poor baby boy who may look peaceful to you but he was actually freaking out. Before you call me a bad mommy for taking a picture notice he is in his dads arms. So don’t judge me as I know there are judgers out there.

After two mask treatments they let us go home. His oxygen levels were fine, wheezing was less and he was what they call a happy wheezer. He is eating fine, diapers are fine, sleeping ok and is not struggling all that bad.  So at 10:30 we were on our way back home with a diagnosis of bronchiolitis and a list of signs to look out for that would give us reason to head back to the emergency room.

I am so glad that we live back in Ottawa. The staff at CHEO is amazing and I can not say enough good things about them. I went in with a baby with breathing problems and 2 hours later he had been treated, parents assured he was ok to go home and we were on our way back to our house.

Thank you CHEO Emergency Room staff for being there for us last night and being so amazing.

Parents please read my letter to you from the other day Dear Parents: Please Keep Your Kids Home. A cough is cool they can last for weeks. But when they got snot running down their face and/or have a fever keep your kid home to keep my family out of the emergency room.

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  1. I am so sorry you had to go through this. 🙁 Praying you guys don’t get sick again, and especially that poor baby!

  2. aww poor lil brother!!! So glad that CHEO is here as well. Spent many days,evenings and some over night there. Glad he is feeling so much better!

  3. I’m so glad he’s on the mend. Sounds like you had top notch care at the hospital.

  4. Christina F. says:

    Well you might have seen my brother there last night with his 6 week old little girl. They took her down for the same reasons. They said they got seen right away and treatment was giving. She has to stay in for a few more days but my brother said the staff at CHEO are wonderful and keeping a close eye on her. As a mother of two I know nothing is scarier then a baby that is having a hard time breathing… I hope little brother is feeling 100% soon..

    • Oh no 🙁 I didn’t see any real little babies there but I imagine that like us they got whisked right off as well. They don’t mess around with breathing problems or anything to do with 3 month or under babies. I hope she is doing much better and that they are back home now.

  5. So scary! We were just there last night for the same thing. All of the Dr’s and nurses were amazing at CHEO!

    • WOW! You are the second commenter to mention going to CHEO for same problem and I have another friend who may be going to CHEO tonight with her baby. It is so scary and I am so thankful we have CHEO. Hope your little one is doing better today.

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