Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Mason's Adventure

His oxygen monitor through the sock made his toe glow!
Mason and I just after he got his IV

On Saturday Mason started acting sick. He was lathargic and not eating and I was pretty worried about him. However we have a nasty ER Co pay, so we held out until Monday to take him to the doctor.

We got there and his oxygen levels were really low and he could barely lift his head! So the local doctor sent us in to our pediatrician. She checked him over and decided that he needed to be admited to the hospital.

Once there he had an IV put in his head (apparently head veins in pudgy babies are best) above his left hear, he had a chest x-ray, blood work drawn, two RSV tests and a flu test. All came back negative. Hurray. They gave him IV fluids for about 6 hours and he perked right up. He was even playing with the nurses. About 7 o'clock he rolled over and pulled out his IV, but thankfully we were able to leave it out since he was doing so well. He also got his first hair cut then because the tape was stuck to it!

By morning he was doing really well except his oxygen levels. But because he was eating so well the doctor sent us home with oxygen. We go back tomorrow to see if he's well enough to come off of it or if he'll have to stay on for a while. It can take up to a month for a kid his size to get fully better! Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers! We love you!


bunchocoffeys said...

A month?! Poor guy. Poor you. Love you.

Gena said...

I'm so glad he's all right and that you all made it through. One of the worst feelings as a parent is not being able to make it all better in fast order. Love you guys!

Gena said...

ps. I miss her too.

Jalyn said...

I wish I was close enough to come help. So I will be sending my prayers. Love you all!

StarkFamily said...

get better mason!

Laurie said...

Wow that sounds scary. I'm glad he's doing better now.