They also did a chest xray- Pneumonia Again!!! What???
Luckily the little guy was putting on a show last night. Although he has a cough, he was smiling and laughing, moving around the bed and playing- there was zero signs of him needing extra care (His O2 levels were fine) so they gave his first dose of antibiotic through his IV and sent us home with a 7 day prescription. I really think the new asthma medication has been helping to open his airway and prevented us an admission last night.
My big question is- What's with all the pneumonia?
Are these truly reoccurring pneumonias or are the antibiotics just not working? Seriously- He was admitted in January, March and April with Pneumonia. He also had a confirmed RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus) in March. Is this virus lingering longer than it should be? Do I need to disinfect my house and keep him in a bubble? Do I need more vigorous hand washing protocols? Do I need to