Monday, March 5, 2007

The First, but not the last, Trip to the ER for Abraham

This past week has just NOT been Abraham's week health wise. He has had a pretty nasty cough for a while but on Thursday it was getting worse. By Friday, he was running a fever and was really lethargic, coughing and having a difficult time breathing. So Friday night, Michael and I took him to Patient First. They checked him out, ran some x-rays and didn't find anything. They couldn't get the O2 up in his blood and the fact he couldn't breathe made them send us to the ER. We had just spent an unplanned for 2 hours at Patient First (we had been out on a "date" night and got the call from Mom!) The thought of the ER made us both pretty sick. But it wasn't too bad. They hooked Abe up to the moniter and my heart just dropped. It was the same machine he had been hooked to in the NICU. They gave him steroids to help him breathe and gave him an albuterol treatment to help too. By the time we got out of there it was 12:30 AM and we still had to get his meds. Good grief! Poor thing was EXHAUASTEED!!!

His breathing is much more even now. We went to the pediatrician today and checked him out. He has a double ear infection (the 3rd in 4 months), and still has a rattle in the chest. I took today and tomorrow off to be with him. He is all about cuddling and MOMMA right now. He will make it - not sure about me tho! He wears me out!!

So there are no pics of this one obviously!

1 comment:

Melissa said...

Bless you all! I don't know who feels worse when the kids are sick...them or us! Hang in there and we will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.