Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Day 2

Nathan is hanging in there. When his motrin starts to wear off, his fever shoots up to crazy high levels within minutes. His afternoon temp was 103.7 under his arm, and he was one very sick boy during that time. What we thought would be a quick trip for fluids has turned to be a bit longer stay than we were imagining...Nate's CRP level was really high, signaling some form of inflammation process in his body. That coupled with a high WBC count and the seemingly unending high temps made the team add antibiotics into the plan in case the little guy had some kind of bacterial infection we were missing. They also had to add an additional quick fluid bolus earlier today because Nathan hadn't had a wet diaper in many hours. Thankfully this did the trick, and Nate started wetting diapers again a little after lunch.

The wonderful news is that I saw a spark in my little man once again this evening. For about an hour, he talked and smiled and was amusing me by throwing his puppy, Tebow, over the crib walls. He even ate and kept down a popsicle. After some play, he was once again worn out, but it was so great to see him coming back to himself again. It is quite frightening at times when he gets so sick and he seems so unlike himself. I am thankful that he seems to be turning a corner.It looks like we will be here another couple of days at least. There were plans to transfer us down to the IMC unit since Nathan has done a pretty good job at keeping his sugars down with his D10 solution going, but I was just informed that they may not be able to take us since it is so hard to get a bed in that unit. It's beginning to look like we will be spending the night in the PICU once again. The attending that just came in to check on Nate said that if he continues to improve, we may be able to skip the IMC unit and go straight to the regular floor in the next day or so.

I am so very thankful we have this wonderful hospital so close to home. The doctors and nurses are excellent, and I really appreciate their caring natures. We have started to "get to know" some of the docs on this floor, and they all are so friendly and informative. That makes it so much easier to be here when we would rather be anywhere but here.


Missy on January 12, 2010 at 7:31 PM said...

Glad to hear that he is improving. Hope he's back home soon! Keeping you all in my prayers!


Heidi on January 13, 2010 at 2:37 AM said...

Poor little man (and adorable as ever) Im glad you got to see a glimpse of your boy today and he's in good hands. Hoping this means he's on the mend. Sending you lots of hugs and prayers-
Heidi & Jack.

Nicole, Drew, Jack, Megan, Sophie, and Lucy too on January 13, 2010 at 8:57 AM said...

So glad to hear that he is turning the corner. I am always in awe of how quickly our girly can go from good to bad. Hope the antibiotics help even more and that you and Nate can be home with the family soon. Hang in there mama, we will be praying for you all.

Jessica on January 13, 2010 at 11:24 AM said...

I'm glad Nathan is slowly improving, those fevers sound very high. I hope the abx cover anything that was hiding! It's too bad they make him go to PICU for D10 (E gets D12.5 on the floor at our hospital without a second thought) but regardless, it sounds like you know some of the drs and that makes a huge difference! Hopefully you'll be on the floor and then home quickly! I'm praying the worst has passed.


April and Robert on January 13, 2010 at 11:32 AM said...

in our prayers! love ya'll.

Anonymous said...

So very thankful. We will continue to pray for a quick recovery!

Clara-Leigh on January 13, 2010 at 11:45 PM said...

Hugs and kisses to Nate. Praying for you all. Love,
Clara-Leigh and Garrett and the fam!

Amber Schmidt on January 14, 2010 at 10:55 AM said...

Sorry that Nathan landed himself a ticket to the hospital but glad to hear that he is feeling better. This season has been AWFUL for sickness... somehow last year was a piece of cake for us. Kyleigh landed herself in KCH this weekend for a rehydration from a GI bug so we feel your pain.... hope he is back on the mend soon!

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