Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Yucky hospital

So for those of you who don't already know... Our little baby WT was in the hospital for 2 days... Luckily he is now home, bruised but ok...

He woke up on Saturday with a fever that we were able to manage with over the counter medication all day, he worsened overnight and woke up on Sunday with over 104 temps all day... We saw the doctor who told us his white blood count was in the 20,000's and that was not something they liked to see in babies his age. So we were sent to get tested for a bladder infection, the flu and a chest x-ray to check for pneumonia... All of those tests came back negative so she sent us home.. Only after a few hours he was very limp, sleepy and I could barely wake him so I called the doc again and she told us to meet her at the hospital.. So off we went.. He was admitted and so began the poking and prodding of my sweet baby angel... They were able to locate 1 vein to get an IV in his little hand and were unable to get a blood sample for cultures until 2PM on Monday... so they stuck him in every place they "thought" there may be a vein, until he looked like a little pin cushion.. Poor baby, he is bruised from head to toe... And his IV blew Monday night causing his little hand to swell w/ fluid to 4 times the regular size not to mention his little hand to turn black and blue... So he received antibiotics through his IV and all is better...

The doctors are still unsure what was wrong with him, just some sort of bacterial infection, but I am glad he is home and feeling better... Still a little weak but better... So all of my babies are back under one roof...

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry to hear that your baby man has been so sick, but I'm glad he's doing better.

AlliT said...

@ Anonymous - Thanks for the well wishes, he is doing much better!

lia said...

poor little guy! :( glad he is home and they are not poking him anymore!