Then, Parker became sick...really sick. He had been having a runny nose and was sneezing a lot a few days prior, but I chalked it up to teething. He didn't even have much of a fever. He started coughing, scary coughing and weird breathing. I decided to take him to urgent care, they looked at him for a couple minutes and determined that he had strep and started him on antibiotics. The Dr said the cough maybe from the junk running down his throat irritating him. These are the times I wish Parker's pediatrician was available, I trust his ped 100%.
The coughing became worse the next morning so we took Parker to the ER. I should have just took him there the day before. They confirmed strep, but found through a chest x-ray that he had pneumonia too. They doubled his original antibiotic dose and we went back home for steam showers and rest. Good thing is that he is feeling much better now.
The worst part of all of this was my mother in law was in town to visit Parker and he spent most of the time sleeping or at the ER. I felt so bad she didn't get to spend more time with him.
Don't forget the "Team M: Auction for the American SIDS Institute" has begun! We have 3 items listed. To bid "like" their facebook page, click on photos. They have 2 folders of pictures for auction. The items I donated are in the "Auction #1" folder. ALL proceeds go to the American SIDS Institute.