Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Sick sick sick.....

The past few days we have been dealing with a very sick Griffin. My days have consisted of giving medicine, running to the doctor's office (4 trips in 2 days), and listening to the monitor to make sure Griffin is alright.

On Sat he started with a mild cold and cough that got bad pretty quickly. On Monday I took him to the doctor (thank goodness Ryan was home for a holiday) mainly just to see if he had an ear infection. I wasn't prepared for what they told me. He has a double ear infection, bronchiolitis, and RSV . My Poor Baby! His lungs sounded terrible and his oxygen levels were measuring lower than they would like. I listened through the door while the nurse practitioner and the doctor debated, a bit heatedly, if he should be admitted to the hospital or not and when all was said and done they let me bring him home. They first gave him a breathing treatment and a shot of antibiotics that was very unpleasant.

Monday night was a nightmare and he sounded terrible. I was in his room constantly making sure he was still breathing all right. Tue morning we were back at the doctor's office and they were still unhappy with his oxygen levels so they gave him another treatment and a prescription for a steroid. By that afternoon he still didn't sound too great so it was back to the doctor's for another treatment. Then later that evening he was having coughing fits that were so bad his lips were turning bright blue. I took him to Hershey Medical Center where they gave him two more treatments and sent me home with a nebulizer.

Hopefully all this will take care of itself now that he has all the correct medications, etc....He has sounded so much better since last night and I feel like his breathing has been mainly corrected.


4 comments:

Mandalynn said...

That is frightening. Keep us updated.

The Loveridge Family said...

How terrible!!! Carson has been sick for 2 weeks and needing a NEB, but even his wheezing doesn't sound near as bad as poor Griffin. It is soo hard to see your baby sick, especially with breathing problems. You just worry so much! I was hospitalized as an infant with brochiolitis, my mom said it was really scary stuff. I'm glad Griffin seams to be heading in the right direction. You're a good mommy...hang in there!

Rebecca said...

I am so sorry! It is so hard and scary when they are like that. We are users of the nebulizer....it's hard when there that age though. Sad!

Ruth & Ryan said...

He seems to be doing a lot better and mainly just has the remaining cough to deal with. I will say he was the highlight of the hospital.More people kept coming to see him. He loves the breathing treatments because it goes near his mouth and he is in that stage right now.


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