Thursday, April 26, 2007

avoiding the hospital

Max is simply not recovering from this illness and his fever spiked again last night. His congestion is causing major issues with his breathing, eating (throwing up absolutely everything because he can't stop coughing), oxygen saturations, etc. I talked with his doctor today and we are in a "wait and see" period.

Without nursing, he would definitely be in the hospital. I am soooooo incredibly grateful we can stay at home and try and treat him here in the comfort of home. We are going to give him another 24 hours to see what he does. Meanwhile, we are doing lots and lots and lots of CPT and suctioning to help clear his airway...and lots and lots of breathing treatments.

9 comments:

Route 75 said...

The prayers of my family continue to be with you and your mommy, Max. Even though we've never met, I care about you, little fella! Take care of yourself and your mommy, and hope you feel better soon!

Sarah said...

Max and Amy,
You continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. Keep your heads up.
Love,
Brian, Sarah, and Caleb

Mary said...

Praying for improvement soon. You both need healing to come quickly.

Ang said...

you are in my thoughts and prayers. if there is anything I can do, let me know please...

Mark and Jaye said...

I will pray for little Max often and long this day...I will pray his health will stabalize and improve...
Jaye

Crystal and Eva said...

HUGS MAX!! Feel better soon!!

Hugs,
Crystal and Eva

Yuka said...

When Keith was a little more than 3 years old we has similar sounding circumstances - except we no longer had nursing. Finally after weeks of antibiotics, respiratory treatments and back-to-back alternating ibuprofen and Tylenol - our ped looked at us and wrote out admitting papers. I was crestfallen, frightened and felt a failure. Well - the 5 day stay we had was like a mini Club-med. The staff were there to rally and cheer. They gave us the other bed in the room. The IV antibiotics really kicked whatever Keith was fighting in the bu** - and it really healed for me the "hospital"experience. No one was coming by to diagnose or discover. There were no surgeries to recover from. Just rest and get well. For us it was a happy story, and I am keeping in my heart the same for you and Max - whether you ride it out at home or at a five star hospital ;o) Wishing you the very best of everything- yuka

Anara said...

Max is such a strong spirit, he will amaze us once again and come through this.....Praying and thinking of you both each day......

Love,

Anara

WendyLou's Place said...

Max please get better your to sweet to get sick boy i was going though Max withdraw while in the hospital and the no internt love u both wendy