11/19/2016

Project 365 - Week 46


13th November - 19th November

13/11/16

14/11/16

15/11/16

16/11/16

17/11/16

18/11/16

19/11/16

I'm not going to beat around the bush, this week has been awful. A day or so after Noah's 3rd birthday party he started to feel unwell with cold like symptoms and through the week they just got worse and worse. Whenever he gets a particularly bad cold it affects his breathing and he needs to use his inhaler. None of the usual medications such as calpol or neurofen was helping so we booked him to see the GP on Wednesday and as usual they said it was viral and sent us on our way. We continued with the inhaler and the medicine but by Thursday he was feeling even worse. His temperature was sky high and we couldn't control it, he was coughing, shaking, lethargic, being sick, struggling to breathe so we took him to A&E as the GP hadn't helped at all. As always A&E was a waste of time. When we arrived his temperature was extremely high and so was his heart rate so we were ushered into a cold room and Noah was given some ibuprofen. We were then left for two whole hours without seeing a soul and I think they'd actually forgotten about us! When the nurse eventually came to check him she listened to his chest, checked his ears and throat and sent us on our way, again nothing. No explanation to why his heart rate was so fast and why we couldn't control his temperature. I left feeling quite agitated as I knew something wasn't right. Come Friday Noah was even worse! His temperature was even higher, he was coughing until he was sick and his breathing was extremely fast. I'd already taken him to see the GP and to A&E and they hadn't been any help whatsoever so I felt a little at a loss about what to do. Nick called 111 and after describing Noah's symptoms they actually sent an ambulance! When the ambulance arrived they took a look at him and said we'd done the right thing as his body was working so hard to breathe so they put on the sirens and took us to the nearest hospital. I was so glad to be finally taken seriously as Mother's intuition is always right and you cannot mess around when it comes to your child's heath. Our experience at this hospital was so much better. They explained every check that they were doing and finally came to the conclusion that he didn't just have a viral infection but a bad case of Tonsillitis too! My poor Noah was trying to fight two different infections at once and it was no wonder he was struggling! I still can't believe that this wasn't picked up at the two times we saw a Doctor previously but at least it has now now he has his antibiotics. I'm hoping next week will be a better week for us.

What have you been up to this week? 


6 comments:

  1. Oh bless Noah. I hope that he feels better as soon as possible.

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  2. How scary for him, and stressful for you. Hope he gets well soon

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  3. I'm so sorry it's been such a hard week :( I really hope he feels better very, very soon. Very hard for any child to go through and must be hard on you too <3

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  4. Oh poor Noah, hope he's feeling better really soon

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  5. Oh gosh, what a flipping nightmare and so stressful. Hope he's soon feeling better xx

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  6. Aww poor soul. Looked like he's had fun apart from that though.

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