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This Is Where It All Begins

Friday, February 7, 2014

rsv returns

Right now, at this very moment, Luke was supposed to be over at Primary Children's getting his second set of tubes put in, and his adenoids removed.  We have been looking forward to this small surgery, because of the huge benefit he will have to hear better once all is said and done. 

Instead, Luke is here with me, at home, doing this.
He loves the "crow pillow" and will sleep on nothing else.

 And getting 6 treatments a day with this.
Luke has RSV, and a bad case of it.

Luckily, he does not have to be on oxygen.  I am so grateful for that, and I am sure Luke is too.  He does not have pneumonia, and our pediatrician said that his bigger lung lobes are looking clear so far.

His lower lobes in his lungs are full of infection and junk though, and his throat is pretty bad too.  He has a nasty sounding cough, and he also had a fever of 102 when I took him in.

Poor little guy!  I feel so bad for my sweet baby.

He hates the nebulizer treatments, and screams the whole time. Ben and I are hoping that sometime really soon, he will realize that it won't hurt him, and maybe get used to them.  We will be doing them 6 times a day for approx. 2 weeks, so we are keeping our fingers crossed.

Luke had RSV last year, and it freaked me out a lot worse that time than this one does.  He was also worse last time though, and it turned into pneumonia and also landed him in the hospital with a plugged lung which began to collapse.  I think we caught it early enough this time around, and hopefully, with the treatments, we can clear it up, and get our happy little Lukey back soon.

1 comment:

Sue said...

Poor little guy! I hope he starts to feel better soon. I also hope he got better with the treatments. It's never fun to wrangle a kid and force them to do something they don't want to do.