It started as watery eyes, runny nose, and nasal congestion. Which led to wheezing, coughing, and difficulty breathing.
We came into RUH emerg this morning around 8 am.
They took a listen to his chest and sent him up for a chest x-ray and no matter how many times we get sent there, we never get used to THIS:
Oh the medieval torture device that is a chest X-ray cage.
The x-ray was clear, but ozzie’s sats were so low they admitted us for overnight observation. The emerg doc said the x-ray looks viral, and Ozzie looks viral. And as he started to get sick on Wednesday, we are only at day 3 of this virus and they tend to peak at day 5 or so… He’s probably going to get worse.
And he did.
In the six hours it took to get sent upstairs, ozzie’s breathing and coughing got worse.
When he woke up from his nap, it looked like he had pink eye in both eyes, they were full or green slimy goo – but his eyes were not pink. The nurse said it was probably mucus coming up from his nasal cavity, since that whole area is all connected. Aw. My poor guy has snotty eyes??
For the most part, he is happy. But he generally is when he’s sick. (when he’s healthy too). We got settled in our room and now we wait to see what he does overnight.
Viruses. They totally suck.