Nathan is Hebrew and means "gift from God" - we couldn't have been more blessed than to have been chosen as his parents!

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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

An update on Nathan..

I'm happy to report that although Nathan is still under the weather he hasn't gotten worse as the doctor thought - at least not yet. He did say it could happen around day seven so we still have a few days left. The worst part of this cold is that Nathan doesn't know how to cough to rid the phlegm in his throat so it's very difficult for him to breath sometimes. I attempt to demonstrate coughing to him so maybe he'll mimic - nope - he just laughs at me! He has such a wonderful and sweet personality even when he doesn't feel well. Even in the hospital he was cracking up when the doctor put the stethoscope on his chest - he thought it was hysterical!

On another note, the pediatrician called yesterday to see how Nathan was feeling - I was so impressed! I know this raising a child stuff is all new to me but I've never had a doctor call to see how I'm feeling.

On the up side, Nathan hasn't had any therapy this week.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Nathan's First Trip to the Hospital

On Friday, I picked up my little angel from his Nonnie's and he officially had his first cold. On one hand, Nathan has had 8 months without even a sniffle. On the other, I had hoped to avoid sickness for much longer. Nathan (and his parents) enjoyed very little sleep on Friday night but Saturday turned out to be worse. Not only did we have a sick baby but for the first time our house alarm went off at about 12:30am - the living room motion sensor detected someone (that's another post for another time). We called the doctor at about 11:00pm on Saturday night and as you'd expect there wasn't much we could do to help Nathan.

After Nathan woke up from his nap on Sunday afternoon he was having heavy and prolonged chest congestion. We called the doctor again and after listening to Nathan's breathing over the phone she advised us to take him to Albany Medical Center.

The doctors prognosis - an upper respiratory infection and we should expect it to get worse before it gets better. They didn't feel medication was appropriate at this point and advised us to wait it out. Easy for us - not for Nathan.

This was one milestone I would have preferred to delay.