Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Peyton and RSV

Peyton has given Mommy and Daddy a run for our money and a lot of worrying. He has RSV and was admitted to Children's on Friday afternoon. Our Peds called me Friday morning tellming me that she had been up worrying about us and wanted me to bring him to the ER and tell them she wanted him admitted so they could watch him, the first night wasn't bad and he was doing ok, the problem they were concerned with was he was pulling very hard when he was breathing so he was put on O2 and really didn't do much better all day, well that night was a very bad night for us. They put him on a different type of O2 where it is more forced into his lungs. He was on breathing treatments every 2 hours and it wasn't getting better. Needless to say I wasnt' getting any sleep either since the Dr and Resident were in our room every 1.5 to 2 hours. It was a stressfull night.
I was keeping Aaron informed while he was training and once they decided to send him down to the PICU, I received a call from Aaron telling me I needed to call the Red Cross and tell them I needed him home. So that is what I did and he came home Sunday night.
If I would have known how bad little Peyton was going to get I would have call the Red Cross right away on Friday, but I didn't.
When we got down to the PICU I saw the Dr and he wanted to put Peyton on a Ventilator and his as a central line in his neck. It was one the hardest days on my life, but with the Lord and his help I was able to be ok and be a support for Peyton. Life and my stress level has gotten much better since Aaron is home.
We spend the mornings with the boys and than head back down to the hospital in the afternoon and stay util bed time. He as a nurse 24 7 and they are wonderful. We also have a wonderful member of the church who works and he is making sure they are doin all they can for us. I am so grateful for him and what he is doing for us.
We don't know how long Peyton will be in the Ventilator or how long he will be at childrens.


Jami said...

My heart aches for you guys. We've all been praying for you.

blondeviolin said...

We've been praying for you too. Is he allowed to have a hat in the PICU? I'd love to knit him one...

Mary said...

Yes he can have a hat. Thanks for all your prayers.