Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Little Dude is in the Hospital

Starting last Friday, Landon developed a fever, which over the course of the weekend, turned into RSV. Sunday night, though his fever had gone, Landon seemed to be struggling to breath. I did a breathing treatment and put him in a steamy bathroom, but those didn't seem to help. I called the on-call pediatrician who said to try the breathing treatment again and if I noticed no difference, then take him to the ER. Well at 11pm Sunday night we headed to the ER. Landon was tested for RSV and had a chest x-ray to check for pneumonia. The chest x-ray was negative, however he was positive for RSV and because his blood oxygen level was a little low, he was admitted.

Yesterday, he seemed to be struggling even more to breathe, despite the every-three-hour breathing treatments and oxygen mask. His fever would come and go and he would sometimes be happy and playful and sometimes sleepy and lethargic. The doctor ordered another chest x-ray which, this time, showed that pneumonia had set in.

Landon is now on an antibiotic, a steroid of some sort, the breathing treatments and oxygen. Today he seemed to feel better and, though sleepy, he was happy and playful. He also seemed to struggle less with his breathing. However, he hasn't been eating as well today, and, since the never-ending snot coming out of his nose was getting thicker, an IV was put in to make sure he was well hydrated.

Right now we don't know how much longer he will be in the hospital. Essentially, he has to be off the oxygen for 4 hours and maintain his blood oxygen level in order to be released. Unfortunately, this means he will not be having surgery to remove the cataract next week.

1 comment:

Kimy said...

Poor baby! Please let me know if there is anything I can do for your family!!!