Colby had his Botox and Phenol injections on Monday. We left the house at 6:30 in the morning and he was doing good. By the time we made it through all the traffic and made it to the hospital he had a fever. The doctor, nurse practitioner, anesthesiologist and I all decided to go ahead with the procedure. He hasn’t had any injections since last June because he’s been so sick. He was scheduled for them in October but that was when he was admitted for low potassium and sodium. Next up was the crazy random fevers for the rest of October, November and December brought Pneumonia and January was Influenza and 103 fevers for the rest of the month. February was his nissen surgery and collapsed lung. He really needed these shots because his muscles were so tight it was starting to affect his tendons and his hips.
Tuesday I kept him home because he was still running a slight fever and was not a very happy kid most of the day. By Tuesday afternoon it was gone and he was smiling again so off to school he went on Wednesday. John and I went and ran errands and worked around the house. It was nice to have a somewhat normal day. Thursday we were back to Salt Lake City for John’s dental appointment at the VA. Colby got to miss school again because we had to leave before the bus would have picked him up. He didn’t really mind. I almost took him to the doctor when we got back because he was wheezing really bad. I gave him an albuterol and pulmicort treatment and that helped a lot.
I think he just has a really bad cold or virus. I guess he’s going to be more prone to wheezing with respiratory stuff since his lung collapsed. One of these days this kid will feel better and stop keeping me up all night. He’s been up at least three times a night all week but more like four or five times most of the time. Tonight I’m going to bed early, I think I need it!