Friday, January 30, 2009

In the hospital....

Just wanted to document a very scary event in little Ryan's life. Last week, Jenna came down with a horrible cold...complete with cough, runny nose...the works. On Friday, Ryan started coughing and I ended up spending a good amount of time on both Friday and Saturday with both kids in the doctors office.

Fast forward to Monday. Ryan was starting to wheeze and seemed so uncomfortable I figured he must have RSV (Respiratory syncytial virus) but I wasn't sure how serious it was. I ended up taking him to my cousin Krysti's house to have her take a look at him. She is a nurse at the local children's hospital. I was expecting her to tell me I was worrying too much and that he was fine. Instead, she listened to his breathing, heartrate...etc. and told me I would be wise to take him to the ER. So...I did. They gave him a breathing treatment, took some lung x-rays and a nose swab (confirming the RSV diagnosis) and admitted him! He spent two days hooked up to the monitors and oxygen. It was a scary experience!

We are home now and Ryan seems to be starting to feel a lot better. The two days he spent in the hospital he was so pitiful. He just laid there...hooked up to the oxygen..etc and I couldn't really hold him, nurse him, or anything...and he didn't really seem to mind. He just slept the days and nights away. He's much more alert now that we are back home and seems to be on the mend.

This is one milestone I hope we never have to experience again!


Rebekah - A Wife and Mom said...

Oh I am so sorry for Little Ryan but ore sorry for poor mommy!!! What an ordeal that must have been ... I went through that same thing when Jaden was 6 weeks old and it was horrible ... that darn RSV ... I am glad to see and hear he is on the mend and I hope you are too ... I will be thinking and praying for you guys ... Hugs from MN!


Michelle said...

so sad!!! i'm glad that he's getting better and the stresses of the hospital are off your shoulders!

Casey Jo said...

I am SOOOO scared of Patrick getting RSV that I have locked us up in the house and I refuse to let anyone hold him unless they have washed their hands. (I know, I am over-reacting) My heart breaks when he cries with colic...I would need medicine if he were hospitalized for RSV. I am So glad Ryan is feeling better. Give him lots of hugs and kisses for me!

Zhohn said...

Oh I hope Ryan is feeling better now. Can't imagine how scary it must be to have your little on in the hospital.
email me and I will add you to my blog.

When I find time (ha ha) I will edit some of your pics again for you.

Kim said...

I am so glad is home and good!! I got both costumes, so whenever you are up to meeting let me know. Either this coming weekend or the next!! Can't wait to hold little Ryan!!