Tuesday, October 30, 2007

A trip to the doctor's

Ben has had a bit of a cold for the last 3 days or so. Well this morning when he woke up, his cough seemed worse than it has been. He also had some gunk in his eyes and they looked pinkish. Jason and I thought he might have conjunctivitis and we were also worried about his cough. Jason is going to Portland today for an interview so we decided that I would stay home with Ben today. I love staying home with Ben but it kind of stank because I was supposed to go on a field trip with my class. My class is going to Fort Western in Augusta. This is off the subject but if you have never gone there you should. They do a great reenactment of colonial times and the kids have a great time. I'm sad that I missed it but at least I get to spend some time with my little man. So I brought him to the doctor's this morning. It turns out that he has bronchialitis. If you don't know what that is, here's a website that does a great job of explaining it.


They used a nebulizer on him at the doctor's to get all the mucus out of his lungs. We have to use it every 4-6 hours for the next 3 days. We go back to the doctor's on Friday to see if it's better. The doctor couldn't tell if he has conjunctivitis or not but we're using some ointment just in case. It's so awful seeing your child sick. I hate it! He's in such a good mood for someone who is sick. He was smiling at everyone at the doctor's and laughing. It's absolutely amazing! :)

I used the nebulizer on him last night and Sue took some pictures of the poor little pumpkin.

Saturday night, Ben went with my mom and sister to a harvest party at my cousin, Stacy's church. Ben dressed up as a scarecrow. They had a lot of fun visiting with everyone.

Jason and I went to our own Halloween party with our friends, Tom and Melissa. Jason dressed up as a monk. I dressed up as a tired mommy. :) It wasn't a far stretch! I took an old t-shirt and put some baby food on it. Then I melted some chocolate chips and put them on the shirt to make it look like poop. I also put on a baby carrier with a doll in it. The party was a lot of fun and it was nice to have a night without the baby.

Jason and meTom and Melissa

Sunday was Ben's Halloween party for daycare. He dressed up in his scarecrow costume. It was cold so we put a sweatshirt under it to keep him toasty. We got to see all of his friends. They all kept coming up to give him loves.

I'm hoping Ben will feel better in the next couple days with the help of the nebulizer. We'll let you know!