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.
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.