Monday, April 07, 2008

First Trip to the Minor Emergency

Benji has had a dry cough for a few days, and I hadn't thought much of it. Yesterday morning when I went to get him out of bed he was covered in vomit/spit-up (its looks the same to me). When I started to change him I noticed his cough now sounded productive. As the day progressed so did his cough. While I was on the phone with Jenny he started coughing she strongly suggested I take him to an after hours clinic. In the back on my mind I had wanted to all day, but thought it was maybe first time mom jitters. We went to the new Children's Minor Emergency at St Francis. It was so nice, everything was brand new. We had an appointment at 7, we waited about an hour in the waiting room. They took his vitals and weighed him (ya, now 9lbs) and we saw the doctor within a few minutes. After nose suction and chest x-rays they ruled out RSV and pneumonia. Poor little guy is fighting a virus. To my credit the doctor said you can't take any chances with little ones when it comes to congestion. So maybe I am not so paranoid : )


Jennifer said...

Being paranoid is a mother's right of passage. I would have been at the after hours had it been my baby too. Hang in there, it only gets worse;) JUST KIDDING!

jessica said...

I can't tell you how many times we have taken our kids to the minor e.r. and the e.r. Better safe than sorry. Hope he gets to feeling better soon.