Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Pneumonia: 2 - Our Family: 0!
Kevin started coughing yesterday, a presistent dry cough. Today more of the same only progressively worse, retracting and grunting. So I took him in. His O2 sats were 90-92 but he was working to breathe. PA said it sounded like pneumonia on the right side. He was slightly better after a nebulizer but not clear. Didn't do a chest x-ray, but he started him on antibiotics. He thinks we caught it at the very beginning stages.
The only thing that gets me is that he prescribed Omniceph, completely diregarding the BIG RED ALLERGY sticker on Kevin's chart that says Kevin is allergic to Keflex (and should avoid all cephelasporins!)!!! Good thing I caught his mistake before I left the office! Heavens, the last thing my poor sick little boy needs on top of pneumonia is to have a severe all over body rash because the man wasn't paying attention!!!
At least we got Zythromax, once a day for 5 days, instead of an antibiotic that is 3 times/day for 10 days! I need as little as possible to remember these days!