Thursday, December 24, 2009

Hospital: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas

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So I had many plans for how I intended on spending my Christmas Eve and, I gotta admit, none of them involved spending the past two days at The Childrens Hospital watching my 3 month old struggle.

I wanted to wake up, get the kids ready and take some pictures, bake cupcakes (using the new cupcake liners from Pink Little Cake), bake Santa's Cookies, sew some more crayon rolls for the nieces and get the stockings and presents ready from Santa.

Unfortunatley, Jaxson is very sick with R.S.V. and isn't feeling very well.

Story.....

Last week I took Maddie to the doctor and she had Strep Throat and a cough. Then Jaxson started to have a cough the next day (10 days ago). I took him to the Doctor and they said it was just a cough, take him home since they can not give infants anything for it. They told me to use saline drops and suction out his nose, then come back for a 1 week follow up.

1 week follow up- Jaxson has been throwing up all his feedings for the past 2 days, he lost a few ounzes within a week, has labored breathing (chest caves in with each breath), and a HORRIBLE cough. The doctor test for R.S.V. and it's postive so decided to give 2 breathing treatments (which came to find out from the specialist that it doesn't do anything for RSV), so we had to rush to Childrens.

Childrens ran a lot of test, had monitors on Jax, did a deep suction but decided to send him home because I insisted that I could do all the suctioning myself. If I couldn't do the suctioning then they wanted to keep him overnight.

How did the suctioning go.....

Well, ummm.... we are back at Childrens and he is staying the night.

I thought it was going well but around 10am this morning I looked over at Jax and he was blue around his lips and chin. I grabbed him and he gasp for air. He did it again and again so I called 911 and that's how we ended back at The Childrens Hospital.

Jaxson is hooked back up to monitors (heart rate, oxygen, respiratory), has to do deep suctioning every hour, and is dehydrated. We are waiting on results for whooping cough (cross fingers negitive).

Thank God for my Mom and Step-Mom (weird... they are best friends) who are making Madison's Christmas Christmas. I can't wait to be all four of us again (once Jax is well).

I actually have RSV too but in adults it's just a cold that we can shave off. In infants... they aren't so lucky. The Doctors had to let us know that it is deadly (not fun to hear) and Jax could turn for the worst but they have to give us all the information regardless of Mommy's feelings.

I know, deep in my heart Jaxson will be fine! Please pray for a super fast recovery.

Merry Christmas Eve :)
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