Thursday, January 28, 2010

James is still so sick!

I can't believe this. His cough is AWFUL. I'm going to copy and paste something I shared on another board today:

He went to the dr Tuesday morning at my insistance. On Sunday night he coughed so long and hard that he actually blacked out. I called our family dr at home on Monday morning and he said for him to come in on Tues. They did chest x-rays and bloodwork and a bunch of stuff. He thought it could be asthma related and put him on another antibiotic, plus mega cough meds. Tuesday night he starts vomiting every time he coughs. Lovely.

Wednesday morning his sclera (white part of his eye) is blood red. He's burst all the blood vessels in his eye and it looks awful. He says his eye hurts SO bad. Still vomiting with every coughing fit. Absolutely no warning when the vomiting is coming either, which is pleasant.

Thursday (this) morning I made him call in again. They are referring him to our local ENT. Hopefully they can scope his throat. I really think he might have something lodged in his throat or somewhere before his tummy. Incidentally, the coughing started the day after we ate out at a chinese restaurant. While we were eating James thought he got a shrimp tail stuck in his throat (yes, he eats the ENTIRE shrimp, never met anyone who does that). I'm just starting to wonder if that isn't the issue...this is not improving. I can't believe all of this over a cough! But seriously, there's something else going on....I just wish we knew!!


Mark and Valerie Brandt said...

That is scary. Keep me updated as to what in the world is going on with him.

KuskoMama said...

I hope they are able to find a cause. Has he been tested for pertussis? That's the only other thing I can even think about that might cause symptoms like that.

Michelle said...

oh wow, poor guy. Poor mommy too! He'll have to keep track of how much weight he's lost. ;) Hoping they figure this out quickly and can get him healthy again. I can't imagine how awful he must feel!

Jo Bach said...

Any news on how James is?