difficult child has had a hacking cough for days (well over a week) and just in the past couple of days started complaining his chest hurt when he coughed! Friday we finally took him to an immediate care (out of town) and they took a chest xray. The said it looks like he is in the beginning stages of pneumonia. They were amazed by his cough, couldn't believe it was coming out of a 12 year old-even, asked if he smoked. They said he sounded very croupish. We came away with 3 new prescriptions for him. For the most part he still has energy and is still acting very gfgish. However, last night at the wedding we were at, he was happy to come home early and go to bed (which is totally unlike difficult child). Last night he really spiked a fever, today none so far-thank goodness. I'm hoping they caught it so early that it won't develop into much. They did say he should see his regular pediatrician on Monday. Of course, the difficult child part of him is showing through. Half the time he coughs he doesn't cover his mouth. If we're in the car he will roll down the window and try to spit out of it which, of course, doesn't work well. He will even take the stuff he has coughed up and wipe it in his clothes at time (even when kleenex are available). Sometimes he will just spit out on to the floor. It's driving husband, easy child, and me crazy! He knows what to do but just won't do it! It is truly gross! Thanks for listening!