Jacob and Elijah Shaddox are brothers. They live with their mom, Mary, who is the writer of this blog. Jacob is 19 and is now four inches taller than his mom! He also has ADHD and gorgeous red hair. He is a freshman at a technical college studying computer maintenance. Elijah is 15! He is in 9th grade and he is not in ROTC at his high school. He also had red hair, but it is lighter and not as thick as his brother's hair. He is hearing impaired(auditory neuropathy) and wears two cochlear implants. He also has tourette syndrome, ADHD, OCD and anxiety! Mary just started her 25th year as a teacher of the deaf. She is also in her last semester of graduate school to be a diagnostician! She will graduate in December of 2015!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Elijah has a Cough

Elijah has a cough. It is most likely due to the change in the weather. The rain came in and so did the cool air. He has had the cough since Sunday. If he were a typical kid, I would just keep an eye on him and give him allergy meds, but this is Elijah. His lungs are not at 100% and may never be at 100%. His premature birth and being on a ventilator are the reason for issue with his lungs. He was on a high frequency ventilator for five days and on a regular ventilator for seven more days. The ventilator saved his life, but it also damaged his lungs. Thankfully, he has not had a cough or issue for over a year. I will call the pulmonologist tomorrow morning and see what the nurse thinks. I gave him a breathing treatment Sunday night, last night and again today when I got home from work. He will take another one before he goes to bed. I have also given him Mucinex.

I know I may sound like a hypochondriac when it comes to Elijah and this cough, but if I am not vigilant he can get sick very quickly.

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