Lachapelle Boys

Lachapelle Boys

Friday, February 19, 2010


Dear Thomas,
Last night was your first visit to the emergency room.  We definitely should have brought you to the doctor's during the day because of your wheezing, but we decided to wait.  After watching you labor over breathing during your first few hours of sleep, we decided you should be seen.  So, we packed you up into a cold car seat, woke you from your slumber, and brought you into the freezing night.  We are so fortunate to have the hospital close by; we arrived in no time.  We hardly had to wait at all, and you were taken right in to see someone.  You were so happy about the whole thing, what a fun surprise in the middle of the night!  

We had the nicest doctor and nurse, you loved them.  They gave you a nebulizer treatment and some steroids.  You were very scared of the nebulizer, and started crying a bit when we gave you the treatment.  Mommy was holding you, and daddy was holding the tube.  You were frightened by the tube, and kept looking away and nestling into me.  The funny thing was that you kept looking back at it, so you were able to get the medicine.  And every once and a while, like a little puppy, you would sniff the tube and get a good dose of the medicine.  We had to keep you breathing the medication for about ten minutes.  When you were finished, we could instantly see the difference; you were talking more and breathing easily.  

We have a follow up appointment with Dr. Hemingway today.  Although I don't expect her to diagnose you with asthma, I am hoping she will find us a nebulizer.  Now that we know what to expect, we can certainly help you here at home.  We brought you to daycare today, so we could get some rest.  You were in such a good mood this morning (even though mommy and daddy were not).  It is so good to see you feeling better again.  I hope that you continue to feel better, and are on the mend.  

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