Well, it has been a week since Eli's pneumonia started and we aren't seeing the progress the doctors hoped for. Yesterday (Thursday) we headed back to the ped for another check-up. Unfortunately Eli still has terrible lung sounds, isn't eating, is acting lethargic, waking all night, coughing, and having fevers on and off. They added Zithromax on top of the Ceftin, Orapred, Flovent, Albuterol, Singulair, and Prevacid he is on already. He ped wants to admit him tomorrow if he is still wheezing badly and not showing improvement from Thursday.
Tonight his fever is 102.9 and his lung sounds are a mix of crackles and wheezes. He hasn't eaten today except for a few small bites of fruit (his fav) tonight after dinner. Bedtime was at 5:30 and Eli hit the sheets hard and hasn't stirred since. I am hoping he turns the corner tonight and will sound better in the a.m. but my nurse/mommy instincts are telling me to go ahead and pack our hospital bags tonight. I work all weekend but Al is off but at least I work at Children's Hospital where he will be. Please keep us in your thoughts so we can stay out of the hospital and kick this pneumonia's butt. I hate seeing my happy, crazy boy without energy and a bad 'tude.
I will try to update tomorrow night on our progress and whether the antibiotics/steriods finally kicked in. Thanks for all the well wishes and comments. You guys are the best.