Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Hospital stay

Annie took Ian to the doctor yesterday to see how the antibiotics are helping his pneumonia. His oxygen levels were down around seventy percent so they sent him to Children's Hospital in an ambulance.

They've done a lot of tests on him and determined that it's not RSV and may indeed not even be pneumonia, but may be a virus and/or bacterial infection. He still needs constant oxygen to breath and they changed his antibiotic prescription last night. Annie stayed the night with him and Ian seems to be doing better today. He downed a bottle and a half of milk and is once again doling out his award-winning smiles.

Silvi and I will go visit in a bit; hope it's the last night he has to spend there. After all, I wouldn't want our cat thinking it's safe to sleep on the living room floor once again.

7 comments:

Ann said...

I still get a nervous facial tick whenever someone mentions, "Oxygen saturation levels". Our son Caleb was hospitalized with pneumonia and RSV and we became experts on the saturation numbers. He wasn't released until he could keep his numbers up on room air. Wishing your son a speedy recovery.

Kim Ayres said...

My thoughts are with you all. Wishing you the best of fortune

RK said...

So sorry to hear that he's in, but it sounds like it's a good thing that he's being watched closely. We'll be praying for a quick recovery. Glad the smiles are showing up again, too. :o)

Nick McGivney said...

Good luck little fella. A scene we know well, and it never looks bad when you know a guy's on the mend. God bless and hope to see you back behind the wheel soon Ian.

waldenhouse said...

I hope it's his last night too. It's so good when you start seeing those smiles again!!

beans said...

Damn-poor baby. Lots of prayers and thoughts going your way!

Tom said...

Thanks, all, for your thoughts and words.