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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Back to the ER and Now Admitted to the Pediatric Floor

Yesterday Owain was understandably cranky and tired. We spent the day on the couch trying to recover from the long night in the emergency room. He got up several times and slowly walked around or sat quietly on the floor playing trains with his brothers. He was still having a hard time breathing and I gave him nebulizer treatments throughout the day. Then the night came and things went bad again. His breathing got more labored even with the albuteral and after a short few hours of sleep he was tossing and turning, miserable with a 104 fever. I was getting him ready for his next nebulizer treatment when I noticed the fever, instead we went straight to the ER.

It was much busier last night and our bed was the triage bed. We sat in triage for about an hour while waiting for a room to open up.  We were not here too long before they decided to keep Owain and admit him. They gave him a nebulizer treatment in triage as soon as we got here and again once we got back into a room in the ER. Around 5am we settled into a room on the pediatric floor.

He is now on albuteral every 2 hours, epinephrine nebulizer as needed, steriods every 6 hours, anitbotics, tylenol, and he has a humidifier tent over the bed. We are going to be here for at least 1 night and maybe more. For now we are taking it one day at a time and hopefully we can beat what ever it is that is causing so much trouble.

Owee is not happy to be back in the ER.

Eating for the first time in days!
How lucky that he got 2 of his favorite foods.
He is deeply involved in watching Super Why on PBS.

After eating and getting a laundry list of meds, he is back to watching PBS.

He is now comfortable enough to actually take a nap. I am guessing a nurse is going to walk in any minute to check his vitals. It is what it is.


unexpectedblessing said...

((HUGS)) Hope you get to go home soon.

I just got off night shift with my daughter not too long ago and will be going back tonight. Thankfully she's responding well to the meds and it's looking like she'll get to come home tomorrow. Praying SO hard that this is the end of the string of illnesses she's had since January.

And last night right after she had fallen asleep, the doc on call came in and just HAD to wake her up. You are SO right when you say "It is what it is." Was up with her at 4a for a breathing treatment as she got to coughing and just could not stop, poor thing.

Take care of you.

Lauren (aka unxpctdblessing @ Twitter)

Tyler said...

what a pitiful little nut you have! I hope he has a speedy recovery and you two are home in no time. I will keep yall in my prayers ((you two!))

Pixel Perfect said...

I'm sorry you have to go through this! I totally understand with the nap thing! EVERY TIME my son would finally go to sleep in would pop in a nurse trying to get vitals. He hardly slept while in the hospital!

Brandi said...

Poor baby boy! I'm so sorry you're having to deal with that! Get as much rest as you can.

MamaOtwins+1 said...

Hope you are able to go home soon!

Kristine said...

I was so sad to catch up on this. I'd been so self absorbed, I just found out a few hours ago. So sorry. Heart breaking to see the sad little look on his face. Hoping for good news. Looks like he's in good hands at his hospital. I'm here if you need anything. xoxo

Kate said...

Poor little man! I teared up looking at his pictures.

I had to take Jordan to the hospital last May for croup and it was just awful sitting there, helpless to help her.

Big hugs for you. Tweet any prayer requests so we can lift you both up.

Murdock's mama said...

Just found your blog...I'm thrilled to be your newest follower. Hang in there!


The Redhead Riter said...

He is lucky to have such an attentive and loving mother. ♥

Lauren said...

I'm sorry to hear this! I'm keeping precious Owain in my thoughts and prayers! Hang in there! Sending you and Owain LOTS of **Hugs**!

With LOTS of Hope, Love, and Faith,
Lauren (22yr. old w/Tricuspid Atresia, HRHS)


CraftGirlAlli said...

Poor little guy! Hope he gets to feeling better soon!

RHONDA said...

Bless his little heart...So glad to see he is more comfortable now and can eat. Zeb loves Super Why on PBS too...Hugs and Prayers coming your way!


Lula Lola said...

Poor little fellow! I know you are exhausted. Hospital time is like dog years, ever hour feels like seven.
I hope y'all get this under control really soon!

Rose said...

Poor little guy. I hope he can come home real soon.

Stefenie said...

{{{HUG}}} Saying lots of prayers for you guys!

Hen Jen said...

oh wow, poor little guy, and poor mum! Cyber hugs, glad he is doing better! Asthma always seems to get worse at night, 3 of mine have it, but they seem to be outgrowing it, I don't miss all the nights up nebulizing..

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