Speaking of never ending stories. Josh, Samuel and I were preparing for our return home Wednesday when Samuel’s cold suddenly seemed a bit worse. We took him to an urgent care center. They sent us to an emergency room, slowly, took hours to be released, to get blood work. On the way to the hospital he suddenly got a lot worse, began to have trouble breathing. Thankfully, the ER responded immediately when he arrived and got him on oxygen and gave him a breathing treatment. He has RSV. We are now in a hospital in St. Louis. Fortunately, although we were told he would probably get worse before he got better, he hasn’t and we haven’t had another episode like in the car.
When I read the Wikipedia article, it seems to be describing symptoms a lot worse than he ever had. He never had a fever, got listless, or had a reduced appetite. I’m hopeful that means this will be a short-lived infection without long-lasting effects. Sort of hopeful, anyway. I’m more just trying to convince myself that Samuel at least can end up on the good side of the odds.