Saturday, December 21, 2013

On the seventh, eighth, and ninth days of Christmas

Baker was hospitalized Thursday morning with RSV and severe dehydration.
Upon being admitted, the doctors noticed pneumonia on his lungs.
He was also diagnosed with an ear infection.

The past few days have been rough on our little man,
but in true Baker form, he is fighting it with incredible strength.

His fever got up to 104.7.
That's a favorite country music station, and is always welcome in my car, but if I never have to see that number on a thermometer again, it will be too soon.

He is taking breathing treatments around the clock. Somehow, these are timed to occur the 4 minutes after Baker has fallen asleep. As are the checking of vitals, changing IV fluids, and monitoring oxygen saturation levels.

His IV infiltrated without us noticing last night, so his entire left leg has doubled in size.
Hello, Sumo Baby!
Dehydration is still a major concern, as he is refusing liquids.

We have made lots of memories and some special new friends, eaten our weight in ice chips, changed our opinions on hospital food, slept in some precarious positions, and worn 3 day hair and clothes with flair!

Baker has shucked his gown for a Christmas outfit. We have to get back on schedule with Christmas attire, and since we lost three days, we have some serious making up to do.

In the mean time, ABC Family has put together a killer lineup, and we're sampling all the Popsicle flavors. We have been blessed by calls, and texts, and even gifts from the crew at Aeropostale and a team of Alabama State Troopers.

We are abundantly grateful for your thoughts, prayers, and love. Lord willing, my tenth day of Christmas post will be from the comfort of home.

1 comment:

  1. Praying Baker is 100% better soon. Merry Christmas to you & your family.