It all started yesterday morning, I could tell Ryder was wheezing a good bit and he had a fast heartbeat, but I thought it was just from him being stopped up and having to work hard by breathing out of his mouth. I called the doctor to make an appointment and she told me it sounded like from his symptoms, I needed to take him to the ER. I immediately started crying. I did NOT want to take him there. I couldn't imagine my little baby being in that place. But she said they were booked solid because of everyone having the flu. She could tell I was upset and kept putting me on hold and finally squeezed me in to the Jackson office to see his regular doctor. As soon as she checked him with her stethiscope I could see in her eyes he didn't sound good. She said his heart was pounding and went and got the little machine to check his oxygen levels. Then she said, "Ya'll, I think you need to take him to the ER." I just wasn't expecting that at all! She said she didn't have a patient for 30 minutes and that she wanted to go with us. She is the sweetest doctor ever! Dr. Penny at CMG in Jackson. So we got there and she had called ahead so we didn't have to sit in the waiting room, we just went straight to a room and they hooked him up to the machine and his little heart rate was over 200 bpm, that is high! It eventually went down, and they never said what it was, but decided he has an upper respiratory infection and an ear infection.
We are just so glad everything was okay and that it wasn't serious. But that is one place I don't want to see again for a very long time, if ever.