Wednesday, March 3, 2010
a little better
Last night was another tough one. At one point the little guy was just burning up and crying and I had to have a little meltdown because I just felt so helpless. Finally, he settled down and slept a little.
We took Beckham in this morning for his followup appointment, and it's a good thing. He was still having such a hard time and sounded and looked terrible. He could only hold his oxygen saturation at about 87%, which isn't horrible, but not ideal either, that's for sure. After another long appointment and a lot of running around, we came home with a nebulizer for breathing treatments and the poor guy is on oxygen again. As the day progressed and he had a breathing treatment, a blessing, and had been on the o2 for a few hours, he perked up so much. He started smiling, talking, and wiggling around. It was such a wonderful sight to see. He's been sleeping and eating a little better. We go in again tomorrow to see how he's doing. He still sounds pretty yucky and acts sick, but it's such a comfort to see improvement.
My parents were so helpful to take Kaden for the night. They've been out of town almost a week and I felt bad bombarding them right when they get home, but it will be so helpful and I'm grateful. He stayed up until 1:30 last night. ONE FREAKING THIRTY! I couldn't believe it. He just wanted to be held and comforted, but every time I would get him to sleep and leave he'd wake up again and cry. It was rough. He seems a million times better today. He was happy to say goodbye and send me on my way this evening. Man, I love that rascal. He's much more angelic when I am not around, so I hope he's great for my mom and dad. I am looking forward to more sleep tonight, that's for sure.
After a second treatment and some rest Beckham was wiggling all over the place and just talking and talking. I went over to see what he was so interested in and saw the monkey had pulled the tube out and was sucking on it, playing with it, and having a great time. I am so happy things are looking better. I hope it continues.