Friday, September 11, 2009

The Fastest Pibble Popper

Tuesday night, actually the wee hours of Wednesday morning, my little man woke up complaining that he couldn't breathe. He's had a cough for a few days and I was blaming it on allergies. So I told him to climb into bed with me and breathe through his mouth. OK not the most mothering advice, but I new that alarm clock was going to sound soon and getting medicine into him is not an easy job. A decongestant in a couple of hours would be fine.
Well we both drifted off to sleep, and then the alarm clock went off... Emilia was up. As I leaned over Andrew to lower the monitor I heard his breathing. Not good, quick, short breaths with a pretty loud wheeze. After dropping the girls at school and Andrew not being any better we headed to the ER. We went to the one close to home not the hospital because I would never be out in time to get the girls.
After two breathing treatments and exrays which showed clear lungs, the little man still couldn't breath very well. My thoughts ,as they kept taking his oxygen levels, shaking their heads and walking out, were , we're going to the hospital, if his oxygen level doesn't go up.
Finally and I believe on their last attempt before sending us to Hasbro Childrens , his level was in the acceptable range. They sent him home with an inhaler and Prednisone.
The doctor gave him one pill before we left. Andrew stinks at taking medicine. He gets himself so nervous and upset that he gags and immediately throws up. I did warn the doctor. Andrew took the pill and did rather well untill it started to disolve on his tongue. Here comes the panic. The doc kept telling him to drink some more water to wash the pill away. andrew told the doc it tasted like pee, (does he know what pee tastes like)? Then and this is why we talk in codes in our house, Andrew announces that it tastes like Donkey too. Donkey is our code word for poop. So basically Andrew just told the doc it tastes like ---- .... exactly. The doc looked at me slightly confused, I mean he understood it tasting like pee, but donkey? Does donkey taste that bad?
Finally the pill was down and Andrew promised the doc to take the rest so he would get better.Yesterday I had to give Andrew his pill. What a trooper!!!!! I had to cut it into crumbs but he put it on his tongue and one by one they went down. Every time he swallowed one he would say it's invisable. The pibble is invisable! Pibble = pill, now we have another code word. It was just too cute to correct. We'll see how the pibble goes down today. Hopfully there is no donkey involved.

I would be remiss if I did not take a moment to remember today. To say a prayer for the lives lost, for the heros, for a country changed forever.


Rebecca said...

This brought a much needed smile to my face! I started giggling when I read about your code word 'donkey'. This is just too cute. Glad the little man is doing better and has become an expert pibble popper to boot!

LizBeth said...

I sure know how hard this is. Mine are in their twenties, and getting pills down them is STILL awful. If the pills can be powdered and taken with food, I sometimes disguise them in a spoon of chocolate syrup or yogurt or ice cream. The younger gags at the idea of taking anything whole. For the older it has to be liquid or he chews it up. What to do?? Liz

Tausha said...

That was hilarious. I'll have to remember those code words. What a cute kid.

ABandCsMom said...

Love the code words! Hope he's feeling better soon.

scrappy quilter said...

He is so cute. I'm hoping he is much improved after taking those pibbles. Hugs..

Cammie Heflin said...

Poor guy! I hope he gets better! Neither one of my boys will take pills it's a royal pain!

Tim and Kelli said...

Oh my, I am still laughing at those code words.
Grape juice or grape jelly is great at disguise the taste.
Good luck and hope he feels better soon.

Chris said...

Love it!!

Glad he is taking his pibble like a pro.

My daughter has asthma so I know how scary the change in breathing can be. Glad he didn't have to go to the hospital.