Saturday, February 10, 2007

2/10/07 Update

The good news is that Nate has been doing better over the last couple of days. As you could tell from last Wednesday's post, he was feeling and sounding pretty bad. He still has some wheezing in his lungs but it is not as bad as it was earlier in the week. We have begun to taper the Prednisone and he finally finished the Augmentin. We'll continue to keep a close eye on him and are feeling pretty confident that his is improving. If all goes well tomorrow, we'll get him back in the bathtub and into his Kid Kart to watch a movie on the big screen.
The little guy is snoozing away right now. On Friday and Saturday nights, we don't have nursing coverage so last night he decided to see if he could stay up later than Dad. Well, guess what...HE WON! At 11:45PM, I gave up and went to bed while he just laughed and made sounds in his room. He was so wide awake when I called it a night that I didn't think he would be asleep for several hours. Luckily, he finally fell asleep sometime before 1:00AM when Jen got up to fed and turn him.
Thanks for checking on Nate and thanks for the prayers!

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Nate's Illness Update

We got the final culture results and they were the same as the preliminary report. He is now on Cipro and Colymicyn and probably will take these for three months to hopefully get rid of this flare up of pseudomonas.

Today didn't start out too great. Nathan was running 101 temp and very congested. He was coughing a lot. He has a very weak cough, but he coughed the best he could. His heart rate was also very high. I called Dr. Carey's office and have not heard back yet. We are assuming he has caught a cold. I have had a cold for the past week and have been very careful not to give it to Nate, but there is only so much you can do. As we know, there is not much you can do for a cold, since it is a virus. We pray that his cold does not turn into RSV, which is very common with SMA kids. Right now, he's acting like a feels a little better. We gave him Motrin and his fever has come down some. We will do the vest and cough him regularly throughout the day to keep him as clear as possible.

We continue to pray for Nathan's healing and care for him in the best way possible.