This weekend the boys and I went to Baldwinsville to visit Aunt Trish and her family. It was going to be a great weekend filled with the pumpkin patch and the zoo, a lovely fall weekend. Nathan was thrilled to be going so he could see Nick and Alex (who were both great to give up their weekend to spend time with my boys) and play with them.
Friday Nathan wasn't as energetic as he usually is so I thought he was just tired from the school week. Saturday he was still tired, I thought he had been up that night coughing and was still just tired. When we got to B'ville he wanted to lay on the couch and sleep. Trevor wanted to eat! So Nathan was planted in front of the tv on the couch, he was in heaven. Trevor had a great time sneaking away up the stairs to help Mommy set up their beds. Sunday we were going to go to the zoo and to get pumpkins. Sunday it was clear Nathan wasn't great.
While we were at the zoo Nathan wasn't interested in any of the animals. He wanted to zoom right through the zoo, he kept telling us to go. Trevor was having fun but did decide 1/2 way through that he was going to walk. The boys both had a good time watching the penguins (one pooped and it's all Nathan can talk about) but that's about it. Then all of us were hungry so we went to the cafeteria to eat and Nathan fell asleep. We decided to skip pumpkins because Nathan was tired and wanted to nap. We got back to the house and both boys went down for naps. When Nathan got up he was sick and burning up. I took him temp, it was 104.1. Aunt Trish (my hospital buddy) went to get children's tylenol, Nathan watched more TV. I gave him the tylenol and albuterol. The albuterol didn't help so we went to the hospital. We left Trevor in the care of Aunt Lisa who was feeding him dinner as we left.
The ER was great, the realized that Nathan was in trouble and got him to a room right away. The doctor came to evaluate Nathan before he was even in a room, we were standing in the hallway. That's where things sort of fell apart. They couldn't read his x-ray, I had to do it. The doctors never agreed on a diagnosis, some say croup, some say an infected graft some say pneumonia. I think the pneumonia is the most accurate but there isn't really a way to tell.
Nathan is doing much better now. The downside was that Nathan was in the hospital for Monday, when we were supposed to go home. Lisa ended up taking Trevor home with her and I stayed in the hospital with Nathan. Really I didn't have to be there since Nathan wanted nothing to do with me, he just wanted Aunt Trish. Nathan came home today and we are back at our house now. Aunt Trish drove Nathan and I to Herkimer where Geege met us and drove us home.
Overall, we need to redo the zoo since no one really had a great time. Uncle Mark promised us that next time we visit we will go on a horse-drawn sleigh ride, we can't wait to visit again.