I picked my son up from daycare this evening. On the way home, he was subdued. He wouldn’t talk. He refused to eat a snack. He refused juice.
By the time I got him home, he was breathing super fast, wheezing.
He has never done this before.
I took him to my office for a nebulizer treatment. His oxygen level was very low (86%) but he perked right up after the treatment. Wheezing gone. Back to a normal oxygen level and his normal silly self.
By the time we got home, he was bad again.
And for a bit, I panicked. I lost my head.
This is MY baby we are talking about here.
But I worried about taking him to the ER.
What will they think?
I sat in the dark in the local ER parking lot for a while after I drove around the neighborhood… actually debating if he was sick enough.
He is sick. Very sick.
We are being transferred to the big children’s hospital.
Sometimes being a doctor sucks.