Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Halloween 2010

This Halloween weekend was interesting to say the least. It began on Friday night at 12:30 a.m. when Griffen woke up screaming, which thankfully is rare. Scott went to check on him and Griffen couldn't seem to get a full breath. He was coughing horribly like a barking seal. I went in there after hearing all of this on the monitor. We were scared to death, to say the least. After a minute or two of panic, we decided in our half-asleep state that the ER was the best place to go. Scott ran off to get dressed while I tried to calm Griffen down. Thankfully after a few minutes and some water, he calmed down enough that he could get a few good breaths. After clearing our heads of sleep, we decided to just call the on-call nurse....They  called us back within 5 minutes and after telling the nurse his signs, she immediately told us it was the "croup.".....Really, I didn't even know that was a real thing! I think I've only ever heard of it on "Anne of Green Gables.".....Needless to say, she gave us an hour routine to do with Griffen. 15 minutes in the bathroom with steam, 15 minutes outside in the cool air, then repeat. If it didn't work, take him to the ER....Throughout all of this, Griffen was such a trooper! He was all about playing and seeing what we had in mind next. :-) Gotta love our easygoing child! We finished up and he seemed so much better. Thank the Lord! We put him back to bed and he slept through the night.

We rested up on Saturday, not wanting to get Griffen worn out. He missed out on his first fall festival at church. So sad! He and I saw it as we looked out the van window when Scott was dropping off our candy though, looked like fun. Sunday we laid up in the house because Griffen had coughed all night again, not as deep though. We weren't really sure how contagious he is. We did manage to dress him up in his costume though. I couldn't miss out on the opportunity to see my little monkey dressed up as a monkey!...Monday rolled around and off to Dr. Wheeler we went. After a flu shot and a round of antibiotics, we are hopefully on the uphill slope of this 2 week stent of having a green snotty nose and cough! All in all, it really did turn out to be a good weekend of rest, just not what we had originally planned.

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