Comfort and Joy

I will turn their mourning into gladness; I will
give them comfort and joy instead of sorrow.
Jeremiah 31:13

Saturday, November 6, 2010

ER Visit #2

Miller has now been to the ER 2 times in his short little life.  He woke me up Sunday night at 12:15 barking like a seal and struggling to get a breath.  He had been sick with a cold and it very quickly turned into croup.  I quickly ran and woke up David and then proceeded to sit in the bathroom with the steam from the shower trying to help him.  David called a doctor he knew working in the ER and asked what he should do.  The doctor told him to bring Miller in because he sounded like he was really struggling.  We called our good friends the Williams and Ford rushed over to stay at the house with Austin as we drove very fast to the ER.
They processed us quickly and got him started on a Steroid and a breathing treatment.  It started to make a difference right away.
They kept us until the early am to monitor him and make sure he didn't relapse even worse.  It was SOOO scary to see Miller struggling to catch a breath and crying because he was scared.  I rode in the back of the car with him and watched him struggle while David flew there.  The poor Spence boys just can't seem to catch a break in the lung/breathing arena.  Thankfully he is starting to make a turn for the better but is still pretty pathetic.  He just has this look on his face like he feels terrible but is still trying to be sweet.  I am ready for him to be completely healthy.  I think its going to be a long winter of the boys passing things back and forth to each other. =(


The Morrisons said...

So sorry Brittany! My boys are the same way (though it is getting much better as they get older.) We keep a steroid on hand at our house- too many middle of the night barking episodes. Your boys are precious.

Jada Scruggs said...

so scary - will be praying for sweet miller:)

Anonymous said...

Hey Brittany,

I saw your blog on Molly Witherington's blogroll....had to click on it when I read ER Visit!!! Wilson and Hil {my twins} both struggled with resp. issues from 6 months until now. One still struggles occasionaly during allergy season & one appears fine now at age 5. We have definitely walked this road....ER visits, hospitalizations, breathing treatments, steroids, preventative medicines, being homebound, etc. It is very scary and takes an emotional and physical toll on you as parents. Just wanted to offer you hope that it does get better and easier to manage as they age....but most of all just wanted you to know that I will be praying for your sweet family.

Jennifer Thompson

EBW said...

Poor little man!! Glad he's feeling better.