The boys woke up at the crack of dawn on Easter to see what the bunny brought them. They were stoked to find the little Batman LEGO sets that they had been wanting. We got them ready, headed to church and as soon as we got out of the car, Oliver had a really bad coughing fit so we turned around and came home. We gave him a breathing treatment and he seemed to be fine, if a little tired.
He perked right up when the cousins, aunts, and uncles all arrived. You'd never know that he hadn't been feeling well that morning.
He ran around, wrestled, collected a gillion eggs, and loaded up on a bit of candy. He started to slow down again once everyone left and I could tell that he was starting to wheeze a little.
He didn't want to eat dinner that night and went to lay down on the couch. I could tell that his breathing was getting worse so I gave him another breathing treatment. It didn't help at all so an hour or so later we took him to Urgent Care. When the doctor finally saw him, she called an ambulance to take him to Cardon's Children's Hospital as he was in "severe respiratory distress." It came on so fast! Scary, scary stuff. Poor little guy was barely able to breathe and was such a trooper.
After boat loads of breathing treatments, oxygen, steroids, and an epi shot, Oliver's breathing improved tremendously. In fact, he was so hopped up on the treatments and steroids that he was bouncing off the walls at the hospital. I have never seen that kid move so much or talk so fast (and that's saying a lot). Thank goodness for our handy little travel LEGO box (Jason ran home to get a few things and wisely brought it along).
I was too freaked out to get any pictures of his ambulance ride but here are a few where he's feeling much better and itching to go home.
This whole asthma thing is new to Oliver. It came on fast and he's already had three pretty severe attacks in the last few weeks. We met with his pediatrician yesterday and will follow up with an allergist tomorrow. Hoping we can get some answers and figure out what might be triggering the attacks so we can avoid them in the future.
I hope you all had a far less eventful Sunday than us.