Monday, January 04, 2010

Quick Note: Ig's Pneumonia

Just a quick update: Ig developed pneumonia the day we left Canada for home. (We go to Canada for the holidays every year - in-laws are in Ontario.)

He's fine - didn't even need any nebs. Never mind that his fever hit 104.8 on New Year's Day!

Isn't it ironic? The kid who spent his first day of life in respiratory distress in the NICU is the kid with the strongest lungs! Fever started Thursday, and he'll be back in preschool tomorrow.

For the record, I believe this is pneumonia #6 for the mama.


Kara Hadley said...

I'm glad your son is improving. This may not be what you want to hear, but pneumonia may be a regular part of your life. For the past 6 or 7 years I've gotten pneumonia every year. That could be just my less than perfect immune/respiratory system, but from what I understand flair ups like this are super common. Good news is that over the years things get less severe.
Either way, I wish you luck.

Aimee said...

Thanks, Kara. Funny you should make this comment...#2 son woke up coughing like mad and with a 101 fever. I didn't realize pneumonia was contagious *as* pneumonia, but I'm definitely watching him like a hawk!