I apologize for not updating sooner. It was a long, crazy week, but we are all doing fine.
I spent about ten minutes three times a day giving Benjamin breathing treatments. He got much better with them when we sat in front of the TV.
I took Benjamin back to the doctor on Friday after going to the hospital for another chest x-ray first. I took a video after he got his x-rays while we were waiting for a disc to be made. This is just typical of Benjamin. He might get a little fussy (at the most) but it does not take much to get a smile and a giggle. Watch this short video and you will see how adorable my boy is!
Don't forget to pause the music at the bottom of this page!!
See? Told you! :)
So we took the disc next door to the pediatrician and we looked at the x-rays together. The spot on his upper right lung where the pneumonia was looks considerably better but is still a little hazy. And then we saw another small haze in his lower right lung. Sigh.
But he is still improving, so we were able to stop the breathing treatments and the amoxicillan (antibiotic). But because of the haze on the x-ray, we are still thickening his milk and we are continuing to give him Prevacid (for possible reflux) twice a day.
I will take him to Children's on Friday, June 24, for a swallow study. He will drink some barium and they will watch on the x-rays to see if he is aspirating his liquids. (Aspiration is when fluids that are supposed to go down to the stomach come up and go into the lungs, which is obviously not where they belong.)
The past two days (Sat and Sun), Benjamin has been in the best mood! It's like he wasn't really feeling all that badly but now he is BACK! He has been so pleasant and happy and just loving life.
And you know what? So am I.
What's not to love?
I have a supreme God who takes care of my every need.
I have a wonderful husband who is sweet, funny, and the best helper ever.
I have a great family and a comfortable house.
Yes, life is good.
Speaking of help, I needed a lot of it this evening when it came to laundry. I've been a little busy and had about 10 or 11 loads that needed to be done.
Too bad they don't realize that they're not really helping.
(Ignore the belly roll...I guess I can choose that not to love in life.)