Wednesday, February 18, 2009

My baby has Pneumonia

Dane has had a cold for almost a week. Icky cough, runny nose. He woke up at 12:30 last night coughing and didn't stop. He threw up twice because he was gagging. I tried steam shower, cough meds, everything. Finally at 2:00am Steve got dressed and took him to the ER. I laid back down and woke up at 3:00 and thought about calling but figured they were probably in the middle of things. I fell back asleep and woke up again at 4:00am and they still were not home. I frantically called, thinking the worst but Steve answered saying they were almost in Lynden and that Dane had Pneumonia in his right lung. They gave him a dose of Amoxicillian and sent some home. "Okay, poor kid, I will see you soon". As soon as I hung up I started thinking, Dane is allergic to penicillin, I sure hope that isn't what they gave him. Yep, it was. So as soon as Dane was asleep I spent the rest of the early morning hours checking on him every 30 minutes for hives and to make sure he was breathing. As soon as I got the other kids off to school, I called the doctors office to fix the medicine for him. An hour later I got to Rite Aid and they told me no one had called anything in. So I had to call the doc office again and they said they would fax it right away. So I went back to Rite Aid and they had the prescription, but didn't have Dane on file, and of course, my medical card was with Steve, so I had to drive back home to get it. Back to Rite Aid again with the card and she tells me Dane has been terminated from our policy. WHAT?! Your kidding me right? So I head back home in tears. Steve called the insurance company and they said everything was fine and gave him a number for the pharmacy to call if there were anymore problems. Steve went back to the pharmacy and gave them the card to run again, and what do ya know...it worked just fine. Hmmm. So anyway, here I sit again tonight listening to my boy hacking away upstairs wondering how much sleep we will get tonight. I sure hope this medicine kicks in quickly.

5 comments:

Jules said...

ohhh your poor baby boy...I hope he feels better fast! You're in my prayers too, what a terrible day for you! Sometimes I want to just scream at pharmacies!

Kate @ Life As I Live It said...

Hope Dane-o feels better soon. Sorry you had such a rough day! Hope today is better for you both. :)

Heather said...

I hate it when you are already frazzled and everyone seems to drop the ball around you. I'm so sorry Dane is so sick!

The Erdmann Family said...

I hate Rite Aid period. They always mess things up and make getting a darn prescription 10x as hard as it should be. I hope he feels better soon!

Kate W said...

Hope Dane is on the mend. We did chest x-rays with Trev yesterday too. Good for him no pnuemonia. Bad for him no drugs. IF he's not better tomorrow we get to do it all over. I hate it when kids are sick! Hang in there!