I am getting sick of blogging from the hospital. It's getting old. I hate watching my baby in pain and struggling to breathe. Blech.
It's respiratory again. It started Friday morning.He was coughing so hard, he started vomiting, and once he starts vomiting, he can't stop. Also, in 1 and 1/2 hours he went from not needing any oxygen, to not being able to keep his oxygen levels up on 4 liters. His heart rate had also gone from 145 to 215 over that course of an hour and a half. Then he had a huge seizure. It was one unlike he'd ever had. I wouldn't have even known he was seizing except I noticed he was hardly breathing. I pinched him (hard!!!, sorry Matthew) and he didn't respond. He was breathing 4-6 times a minute. I ran and got his diastat and administered it. But I couldn't keep his oxygen up, even after he started being responsive, and then he started vomiting again. As much as I wanted to drive him myself, I didn't feel like I could risk him aspirating in the back seat. So, I broke down and called 911. We live 3 blocks from the station, and they were here lickety split. They got about a 30 second history and they literally scooped him up and took off.
Once in the ER, they drew labs, and called anesthesia to start his IV. He got it the first try (thank you, Jesus). With both tylenol and ibuprofin, his temp was still 103.8.
We were admitted to the ped's unit after blood work showed it was a bacterial pneumonia. IV fluids, IV antibiotics and medicine to keep him from throwing up were started.
He had a restful night, and day today; but a pretty rough afternoon. He is not vomiting anymore, but spiked a temp this morning. He has had two rounds of IV antibiotics.
To top it off, Steve is home with the kids, but also started with respiratory stuff last night. He's been pretty sick all day. Good thing the kids can pour cereal, and reheat pizza. And especially good that they're great kids and let their daddy get some rest.
I will hope to go home tomorrow now that we have antibiotics on board, and are tolerating feedings. I can't stand sitting here. They're great here, but seriously; we've done our share of hospital sitting this winter.
I cannot wait for better weather. I'm opening my windows and airing out the house with the hope of killing all these nasty bugs. This has been one of the longest winters! Poor Matthew has caught every bug within a 10 mile radius.