Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The Happiness Project


A little boy sleeping in his OWN bed after spending the weekend in the hospital makes this mommy SOOOOOOO happy!

On Saturday, Colin's cold turned into something worse.  He was doing that awful tummy breathing and the ER said he was taking 60 breaths a minute.  Xray showed early pneumonia and he was also diagnosed with reactive airway disease.  He was on oxygen all of Saturday night, with breathing treatments every 3 hours, steroids, IV antibiotics, and O2 monitoring.  It was heartbreaking to see him with the IV and oxygen tube, especially since he really didn't like those things taped to him. 

On Sunday, they stopped the O2 to see how he did and switched the breathing treatments to every 4 hours.  By 7:30 p.m., he got the okay to go home, but you know hospitals - they aren't too quick at discharging.  Thankfully he was home by 9:30 that night. 

The ped follow-up last night went well.  His O2 is at about 97 which is good, so we just need to continue with the steroids, antibiotics and albuterol for the week. 

Thank you Lord, St. Therese, and Mother Mary for answering my prayers.



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