Poor Christian has had a rough few weeks. First there was his tonsillectomy in August, and a tough recovery for a few days.
Then after finding blood in his urine the other day, Jonathan took him to urgent care and we discovered Christian had a urinary tract infection (which is rare for boys).
On top of that, he's had a persistent cough for weeks that we assumed was because of allergies. When we took him in for the UTI follow-up, I mentioned the cough. Christian's doctor listened to his lungs, and sent him for a chest x-ray. And we learned Christian has pneumonia ... and there is a concern that he might have asthma, too.
We felt terrible ... we really thought his cough was due to lingering allergies.
He now has a rescue inhaler that we're supposed to use regularly until his cough subsides. I wasn't sure how Christian would do with it ... but I am pleasantly surprised that he does well with using it.
Here he is getting his chest xray. He thought it was really cool that there was a cross projected onto his back. Silver lining. :)