Saturday, April 10, 2010

A better day...

Nate had a better day today....he still has a lot of secretions but they have decreased compared to Thursday night and Friday. We suctioned out several thick globs today but the new medicines seem to be helping. We were able to give him a quick bath this morning and I know that made him feel better. He took a good nap and fell asleep around 9:30PM. Hopefully, he will have a good night and get some much needed rest.

We know that he is not out of the woods yet but he is slowly headed in the right direction. Thank you for all your prayers & support!


Good far so good today!

The meds seem to be helping. A home health nurse is coming to draw blood for a CBC count to check for any infection, since he has been running a temp also. Then we will know if he needs antibiotics on top of everything else.

Friday, April 09, 2010

Staying Home for Now

Chest x-ray came back clear - GREAT NEWS! Dr. started him on four new meds (on top of the fifteen or so he already takes!). The new ones are steroids and antihistimines (nasal sprays, breathing treatments and one pill). He said to try these and hopefully we can get everything under control. He's had a couple of episodes today, but we were able to stablize him and now he is resting. It just comes on so fast, out of nowhere. He will be doing great and then the next second, he's choking and gagging for two hours straight! Glad it's the weekend and Trey will be home. Unfortunately, we have no nursing, so it will be an exhausting one to say the least. But, if we can keep Nate home and out of the hospital, we will be VERY happy!!!

Please continue to pray. Thank you!

Just talked to the Dr.'s office

Mobile x-ray coming out to the house, possibly going to try steroids first before admitting to hospital. Will keep updating.

Nate Update

Looks like we are going to have to admit Nate to the hospital today. He had a rough Easter Sunday, with allergies that just overpowered him. We were able to finally stabilize him. Dr. recommended some minor changes in meds, O2 and breathing treatments and they seemed to keep everything under control (for the most part) through the week. Last evening he had another episode and now is running a fever, with thicker yellow secretions. He is doing okay at the moment, but he's up and down. We have no nursing over the weekend and think it's best to go ahead and have him admitted today, before he gets into real trouble. We're waiting on the dr. to call us back. He's already on tons of breathing treatments, allergy medicine, etc. and nothing is really working. He will probably have cultures, x-rays and blood work to determine what's going on and make sure there is no infection or pneumonia. Hopefully, it's nothing serious, and they can give him something to get his secretions under control and we will be back home very soon!!! We will keep you posted. Please pray. THANK YOU!