Saturday, January 23, 2010

Come on little dude...

Tonight was a flash back night...and not in a good way! Gracie, being the thoughtful & sharing big sister that she is, passed along her little cold to Jake! For the last 2 days we have been watching him to see how his new and improved little body was going to handle it. Tonight I got to the point where "sit back and watch mom" got kicked out the door, and "fix it now mom" kicked in. His little cold turned into full on chest congestion. He looks incredibly well. Same ol' happy go lucky Jake, but he sounds horrible. If he were any other kid, I would have held off until Monday and taken him to see his doctor. But he's not just any kid...he's Jake. Jake who has spent half his life in hospitals, most of which were on emergency basis. So tonight I took him to the Kadlec ER. They did a breathing treatment on him (which didn't work), and did a chest x ray. The ER doctor wanted to send him home with antibiotics and see his doctor on Monday. Knowing my son, I requested that the ER doctor call the pediatric hospitalist & get his opinion as well. I was sure to tell the ER doctor that it was nothing personal, but my son's case is A LOT different than typical children. He was happy to do so. The peds doctor came down (who we know well...unfortunately). He was shocked to see how well Jake looked, considering how horrible his chest x ray looked! Comforting ha?! After talking to him about how the last few days have gone he decided to not do antibiotics because he's not running a fever. He did say that Jake's lungs are so wet right now that he could go either way. He could get better like most kids would...OR he could turn and get pneumonia. He told me what to watch for, asked if I was comfortable taking Jake home, and told me to call him if I had any questions or if any of the symptoms came up. If any of them do come up, Jake goes back to the hospital and is admitted. So we are home now, humidifier on high, hoping for a good night and an even better morning. We will see his doctor on Monday, and most likely have another chest x ray done to see if it is getting better or worse. I'm having a little too much de ja vu with this compaired to the last time he had pneumonia and coding in my arms, so I'm not going to attempt to replay the past in my blog today. I'm just going to say, "COME ON LITTLE DUDE..."

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hope Jake has a good night and day tomorrow! He will be in our thoughts and prayers! Tamara

Krista Schei said...

Thinking of you dear friend! Give Jake a hug for me and Gracie too!