Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Same Old Song and Dance

It feels like a bad joke.
What do you get when you cross my little Gideon with vomiting?
Answer: Pneumonia.

We were admitted on Sunday with vomiting, coughing, a fever and pneumonia. The ER doc didn't even wait for the chest x-ray results before saying we would be admitted.  (It helps when you've worked with the doc and have a history) We have become frequent flyers here.

John and Alex came to visit tonight. It felt nice to have the family together.   I've been singing lullabies to Alex over the phone. John says it makes him smile. Being away is hard for everyone.

I think the plan is to finish off the iv antibiotics before being discharged. Tomorrow Gideon will have another chest x-ray and more lab work. We are also suppose to get a referral to a GI specialist and a pulmonologist.  Hopefully tonight he'll sleep better and not wake up so much from coughing. I hope I get some sleep too. Between the coughing, the monitors beeping and the hospital bed, the lack of sleep and stress have been wearing.   Last night I couldn't get Gideon settled and I had this sudden headache. I actually threw up and somehow triggered a sudden spasm in my airway that closed up my throat. I think I freaked the nurse out a little.  I've never had my asthma triggered by throwing up before. Very odd. Maybe it was an allergic reaction to something I ate?Anyway, the nausea and closed throat only lasted a minute and with a little Tylenol and some sleep the headache was gone. Good thing too, because my little chickadee needs me.

Thanks for all the thoughts and prayers.   We'll keep you posted as things progress.

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