Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Good news and bad news

The good news is that Benjamin's chest x-ray looked much better than last week! The pneumonia is just about gone.

The bad news is that all the congestion and fussiness is from an upper respiratory infection that he has developed. He sounded really bad at the doctor's office, but after listening to his chest, the physician's assistant said that it sounded like it was all in upper part of his chest/throat. He had a low-grade fever at the doctor's office, too, which he hasn't had at home so far.

We're supposed to finish the augmentin and do breathing treatments as needed.

And all we can really do for the upper respiratory thing is to use the bulb syringe as needed and use a cool-mist humidifier.

Which we don't have. So I need to go get one.

Does anyone have a recommendation?


Shannon said...

poor little guy... hugs!!!

Gisela said...

Feel better Benjamin!!! The humidifier I have is it in 2006 at BRU, so NO idea on style # or anything, but I like it! Nothing fancy, but does the job.

Sara said...

We have the Penguin (they have other animals) cool-mist humidifier from Target. It works well enough.