Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Banding Together Again
Reade has been battling a cold for the past few days now and last night he stopped nursing. This morning he was lethargic so I called the advice nurse and they had me drive right over to see his pediatrician. His oxygen level was low and he had a raging ear infection so they told me to go straight to the hospital. Poor Reade has pneumonia and his levels were so high (I can't remember of what) so they thought it could have escalated into meningitis. He had to have a spinal tap done today to rule out meningitis and I am happy to report his levels were low when I left the hospital this evening. I hope I get the same news when I see him tonight. He is on an antibiotic IV for now and they expect him to be in the hospital for the next four days. I am nursing him when I am there and pumping at home so he can drink all the milk he wants to when I am gone. It is so hard to be away from my little gummy bear and all I can do is hope for a speedy recovery. He is doing great and will hopefully be off oxygen sometime soon so that will be one less tube system around his tiny body. I am off to say goodnight to him and then I am going to come home and try to get some sleep. I would sleep on the cot next to him, but Andrew and I both agree that I should rest up so we can all be healthy and strong when he gets home. My mom is driving down tomorrow to stay with us for a bit so I can go back and forth to the hospital as I please. Must get going, for a wee one might need a comforting voice.