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.

4 comments:

glo said...

Our prayers are with you all...Baby Reade has so
many people and so much love. Thank you
for the update, Moms milk and
antibiotics will turn this around in no
time.
In our prayers and thoughts Great Aunt Gloria

Stephanie Gimenez Stahlberg said...

I hope baby Reade has a speedy recovery and is back home in no time. All the best to you!

Caroline said...

I'm so sorry you guys have to be in this situation. I'm keeping you and your sweet sweet baby in my thoughts!!

Shirley said...

Dear Oh Dear, What a worry for you all. Poor little Reade sounds like he's got a battle ahead of him. I was grateful Ellen called last night before my Lutheran Women in Mission meeting. They are all praying for Reade. Thank God you responded quickly. Keep us worried love ones posted.