Tuesday, February 24, 2009


Last night was a rough night for Caleb and I (Sheri). After his last feeding he just would not settle down. He would sleep awhile and then just be real fussy and fidgety. I finally called the nurse in to take his temp which ended up being a about 100. After we gave him Tylenol about 4:30am, he finally fell asleep. Whew, too short of a night. Since he contracted the fever, the doctor wanted to make sure he wasn't getting pneumonia. He thankfully doesn't have an ear infection (which usually happens with RSV), but they did want to take a chest x-ray. We did that around noon and still haven't heard back the results. Hopefully he will be clear. He still is needing about 1/8 of a liter of oxygen when he sleeps, so we aren't able to go home yet. We are happy that he has started eating more of his regular amount, so maybe we are turning a corner.

We were moved to a different floor as the amount of RSV cases in pediatrics is so high and Caleb is very stable. I am now in a room with a real bed!!! Yah!!! Maybe my sleep will be awesome tonight! I do feel a little secluded now as it's kind of a makeshift pediatrics floor and they converted rooms that the surgeons were using to take naps in. At least it is quiet and a much bigger room.

Hopefully we'll have some good news tomorrow about being discharged. Until then, we'll keep on keeping on. Keep the prayers going!


Laura E said...

Sorry to hear you had such a long, worrisome night with Caleb, but I'm so thankful to hear there wasn't an ear infection. Have you had the chest xray results back yet? I hope you had some great sleep last night in your real bed and are enjoying the peace and quiet of your new room. You all will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.

I just have to say thank you for the generous baby gift you gave us! We were able to pick it up from church last night. Thank you for the pampering gifts (I love that pear smell!) and the diapers, wipes and towels. It was very thoughtful of you in the midst of all that's going on with your family.

Again, let me know if I can do anything to help!

The VM Family said...

A "stable" diagnosis, no ear-infection or pneumonia, Joel's health, MAYBE a good night of sleep and discharge tomorrow...sounds like there's been a bit of good news. We'll keep praying for more!