Sunday, January 15, 2012
Oh my gosh... What a freaking week. I think this picture best explains where we've been.
We've been struggling with keeping Isaac eating, and by Tuesday morning, early, we were all miserable. Isaac was up several times that night, and at 5 am, had not eaten in over 12 hours, and hadn't had any wet diapers. We decided not to wait until the doctor was open, and went to the ER. They got us back quickly (unlike the 7 hour wait the week before). They did x-rays and blood work. A few hours later they admitted him.
It was determined that (even after antibiotics that started on Sunday) his ears had gotten MUCH worse. He also tested positive for RSV.
They decided not to do a swallow test, becuase after the speech therapist watched him eat (and tried feeding him), they determined that most of the issues had to do with combinations of him being sick, and nothing more. They gave me some tips to help him eat better, sucking out his nose before each feedings, and swaddelign him, to keep him 'less distracted' by his moving body. The goal right now is 24oz/per day. Yesterday we got to 21oz, so we're headed in the right direction.
We ended up staying 2 nights, and the antibiotic seemed to make such a difference. He was back to my happy baby the morning they released us (Friday). Yesterday, I caught up on all the stuff that had been ignored all week.
There was a light snow that came in the first night we were there. When Travis came to visit the next morning, he and Isaac stood at the window and watched it fall.
He has a nervous thing he does, in scratching his head. He'll also do it when he is really upset (crying). With his IV on the top of his head, he grabbed it a couple times. We've figured out that the gloves they make for babies don't work, he can get them off... however, SOCKS work great. My Mom got him these socks for Christmas (because "every baby needs a pair of Santa socks"). He would look at the 'man' on his hands and smile... it was cute!
I'm glad to be home. And I'm looking forward to having my healthy happy baby back.