WICHITA, Kansas -- Grayden is a happy and healthy 11 month-old boy.
A couple weeks ago that wasn't the case.
"My wife called me at work and said he wasn't acting right," explains dad Grady Kukovich.
Restless, hot and puking, Grayden's mom Amber called their pediatrician who she says told her not to be concerned.
Both Amber and Grady went with their gut and checked-in online to a local ER.
"We did that and we called ahead of time and this time of year they said they were so full the time wasn't going to change," says Grady.
A full emergency room with a four hour wait time.
"For the long ER times you want to realize that when we're in the hospital, we're in flu season. Everyone's coming to the ER because that's their only option so you know you may have long waits," explains Wesley Medical Center's PICU Director Cyndi Chapman.
She says your best route for the fastest care is to call your primary physician.
"If they feel you need to go to the emergency room, then it's easier for them to call the ER and tell them I'm sending this patient because I'm concerned about this," says Chapman.
Grady and Amber say they tried that route and in the end, trusted their instinct.
They ended up driving an hour and a half to their hometown of Fredonia where Grayden got the care he needed.
"They gave him a couple shots, gave him some antibiotics and monitoring for three hours. They said he had the flu and RSV, from my understanding that's like children's pneumonia," says Grady.
Grayden is back to normal, which is all his mom and dad wanted.
"I'll be able to spot it a lot sooner I think, and take action before it gets worse the way he was," says Grady.