Baby Z got sick again. We visited the pediatrician for his nine month appointment on Monday, and the doctor said we should concentrate on his respiratory problems before his sleep habits. We took him to the daycare but he developed a fever so we took him home. The next day I noticed that he was still working really hard to breathe - his chest and stomach were visibly contracting though his fever was gone. I called the doctor's office and the nurse practitioner on duty asked me to count his breaths per minute. 45. She suggested we take him to the ER.
We spent the night in a different unit. Baby Z is back home and well. His fifth visit to the ER and his second time in the hospital. THIS IS NOT FUN ANYMORE. But at least Baby Z retains his good humor.