Sunday March 18th 2012
1st trip to the Emergency room we saw a double rainbow. It wasn't until later in the week, when I saw someone else post pictures of a double rainbow on Facebook, that I remembered this one and was reminded that our God is a faithful God.
Admitted Sunday night for observation, diagnosed with RSV and pneumonia.
Arriving home after being discharged Monday evening.
Back at the emergency room Tuesday afternoon (March 20th) after being told at our follow up visit with the doctor that she couldn't let us take him home because his O2 stats were too low and he was retracting, stuggling too much to breathe.
This time we had the privilege of being admitted to ICU. He needed supplemental oxygen.
And he got all his sensors again.
We tried giving him some sugar water to help hydrate him better. He hadn't been having very many wet diapers and we were attempting to get him feeling better as the day before they had started weaning him from the oxygen and he started struggling with his breathing again and his numbers dropped. At this point the doctor also upped his nebulizer treatments with the Albuterol.
Brother spent a lot of time visiting before and after work.
Had to share Sunday dinner (lunch). Looks a lot like a Thanksgiving dinner...
Down to the pumpkin pie. A reminder that we have a lot to be Thankful for.
A little Chest PT (or beating up the baby)
They were slowly weaning him from the oxygen again, then finally came the time for it to be shut off all together. Doesn't this make a nice headband?
Unfortunately, he was a bit sensitive to the tape.
I finally got some sleep Monday night when brother offered to babysit. The problem all week was that Harold would not let me put him down in the crib. When he fell asleep I would hold him in my arms, making it impossible to sleep myself. The times I did try putting him in the crib, he would sleep for a little while but as soon as I hopped into bed he would cough and fuss and wake up. So, brother offered to come by and hold him from midnight to 4 am. We decided a little supplemental formula would be acceptable.
Then I got a few more hours sleep by putting him in the car seat, Funnily enough, when he coughed in the seat he fell back to sleep.
Got the okay from the doctor to go home.
Notice he is wearing the same going home onesie as 5 weeks ago. Thing is, he still weighs about the same because he lost weight being sick.
Our welcoming commitee was adorable, Tabitha and Amelia ran out sceaming, "Mommy!" As Hannah ran out daddy was pulling Harold from the car. So Hannah screamed, "Harrow, Harrow!"
Just wanted to share one more thing. Notice the difference in Harold's face in these two pictures where he is staring at the ceiling.
First was taken 3/24, the second was taken 3/26
And this is the source of facsination:
Sorry, that was far from Wordless, but I wanted to share. Thank you to all who were praying. Our God is an awesome God. Please continue praying, for complete healing and for him to get rid of this cough for good.