Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Kellan had his first ambulance ride last week. We may have over reacted a bit BUT I would do it again that way. I think he got into see a doctor way faster than if we had just walked in. Plus last year when he had RSV and we drove him into the hospital one of the nurses said we should have just called an ambulance. He had been feeling yucky, read coughing, runny nose and just not his generally happy self for a few days and then last Monday (April 24) he started having a hard time breathing so we called the ambulance and they took him to the Stollery Children’s Hospital at the UofA Hospital. The fire truck was at our house within 5 minutes of calling 911 and within 20 minutes we were en route to the hospital. The firemen and EMT/paramedics were awesome! I think that’s part of the reason I would call again. So we only had to wait about an hour and a half to see the doctor who told us that Kellan had croup. He ordered a dose of an oral steroid and we were on our way home. Kellan has been slowly getting better but he still has quite the snotty nose which is now EVERYWHERE! I’m afraid that he may have inherited my bad sinuses or he’s still teething – either way I’m ready for the snotfest to end!