This how it went down.....
Sunday afternoon Harper hunches over in pain and said his tummy hurt, or a skeleton was punching him. He was shaking and breathing quick breaths. I thought this was from pain. He had a low grade fever, no vomiting or diarrhea. Then he was fine, maybe a little less active, but fine. He coughed maybe once or twice, but I would have never have said he was congested at all. I actually thought it was appendicitis. I even called a Doctor for advice.
Monday I had therapy all day with Davy, so my sister, Cathy, watched Harper for me. She said, wow, Harper has really mellowed out. He had no fever or screaming out in pains, so I figured maybe it was gas or something.
Today I went to the school for Ollie's Luau party. I get a call saying, Harper is screaming and shaking. So I get home and Harper is a hot mess. Literally, he had a fever and was shaking and breathing really quickly. So I took him to the Doctors. The x-ray showed that his right lung was full and it was pressing on his side which caused the tummy pain. He had a 102 fever and his oxygen levels were not so great.
SO we did some breathing treatments, Tylenol and then gave him two (very painful)shots of heavy meds in his legs. We have to go back in tomorrow and do it all over again. But it beats going to the hospital, right?
Poor Harper, I have never seen him like this. He is a pretty tough kid. When they gave them the shots, he screamed and asked if it was OK if he could cry for a long time.
Now we are just trying to figure out how we are going to quarantine him from Davy. She can NOT get this. That would not be good.
So prayers......prayers for everyone over here.