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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Pneumonia....again....

I guess the excitement of Spring Break has caught up with Ethan.  Poor guy started running a high temp last night and breathing irratically. I could hear some wheezing and was able to get him to the doctor first thing this morning.  His pulse ox was in the 80s but with a breathing treatment we were able to stabalize him and he was back in the 90s after his albuterol.  They ran a strep test which was negative but even after the treatment the crackling didn't go away so Pneumonia it is.  The first two years of his life we have spent some of March and April in the hospital dealing with surgeries and respitory issues.  I am still holding out hope that we are gonna fight this one and not end up in the hospital this April!  I've got a week so pray with me for this little boy...



The reality is that this kid goes down quick and pneumonia is one of those nasty things that will take a sweet life like Ethan's so we don't take it lightly.  The alarm is set for every 4 hours and will be getting up for his treatments for the next 48 hours. We go back on Friday for a recheck unless he gets worse.

In moments like this I hold tight to Deuteronomy 31:8

It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.”

 

3 comments:

Gwen S said...

Praying for this dear, sweet boy. It can be so scary...and exhausting...please let me know if there is anything I can do. I'm not too far away!

Heidi said...

OH no, praying he's over it soon. LOVE all the easter pics :) hugs to your sweet boy tonight--
Heidi & Jack

Alison said...

It has been a long time since I had a visit to your blog. Just wanted to say hi and your family is just lovely. Stay strong!