Thursday, December 11, 2008
I was just reading up on whooping cough. There has been an outbreak in Hurricane and I am really worried about Tyler. We have lots of family over there that we are in regular contact with. Who knows if they have been exposed, thus, exposing Tyler. His left lung, on x-ray looks like a normal sizes lung, the problem is that we have never done a lung function test (because of his age, he'll have to follow specific instructions), so we don't know if that left lung functions as a full lung. I doubt it does. Therefore, if he gets whooping cough, it would mean definite hospitalization for him, possible life support, and.... So, can you see why I am worried about this? Even though we all have our full vaccinations, with his compromised lung, this is reason for us to worry about him. I have a call in to our Doctor to see if there is anything else we can do to prevent him from getting it and to see what the earliest signs are. If you know me, you know I am not a "worrier", this is different. I don't ever want to see my son on life support again. I don't think I could go through that again. Please keep him in your prayers. We also need to pray that those who have whooping cough will do what they're supposed to do and stay home so it stops spreading. Ahhhh.... after almost 7 years, I thought this would all get easier, I was wrong.
Posted by Hopie at 12:52 PM