Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Night!

Yep that's right it was a terrible night, for all of us!
Ronny and I went to see Aaron last night. We had his "cares" changed to 9 because it 8 works better for the family we share a room with. Ironically they didn't show up until 9 last night. Aaron was wide awake and ready to be fed. We were waiting for his latest set of labs and an x-ray to see if they would allow him to eat. He looked at as us as if to say, "Mom and Dad, I had a bad day and I'm hungry, can I eat now?" The x-ray came back showing the gas in his belly was a little odd so they wanted to wait for the blood work to come back. By 10 Aaron was mad and upset. Unfortunately the hand they put the IV on is the hand he sucks on when he's upset so he couldn't get to it. At 10:30 the phone rang and the lab informed us the blood test we were waiting for had to be redone because the blood had clotted. We were all frustrated, mostly Aaron. His nurse gave him his pacifier with some sugar water on it and he latched on with a vengeance. It's the first time we've seen him take it so well. That lasted for about 15 minutes and he was upset again. They did give him 1/2 a feeding at midnight before the results were back.
At midnight we called back up to the hospital to see if the labs were back yet. Its never good when they transfer you straight to the doctor instead of the nurse. The blood work didn't get better with the transfusion like they hoped. They are still not sure if he has an infection or if he is just starting with a bowel obstruction. Either way they said whatever it is we are catching it early. Another full panel of tests were ordered last night including a spinal tap and cultures. I can't imagine them doing a spinal tap on him, he is soooo small. I called in early this morning to see what results have come back. The few that are back have come back negative for infection so far. Some won't come back until later today and more will come back in the next few days. Even more labs were run this morning at 9. Whatever is going on Aaron is still hungry, he's still passing stool and urine and believe it or not he's still gaining weight. 470 grams last night.

20 minutes after we arrived home Joseph came in telling us he wasn't feeling good. 10 minutes later he was throwing up. He threw up every hour the entire night. He seems to be feeling better this morning. Hopefully whatever he has stays with him and doesn't get passed to anyone else. He is now quarenteened in my room with the T.V, and a bathroom. I will sterilize the kids bathroom today and when he goes back to his room tonight I will do mine as well. I need to put up a sign, NO GERMS ALLOWED!!!!


Cindy Lou said...

Oh no, poor baby!
There are several of my coworkers who are also praying for little Aaron and your family. We hope it helps.

Jennifer said...

You just don't get a break, do you? I hope you can contain those germs.

Megara said...

What a roller coaster! Poor Aaron. It is so sad to see a baby upset when you can't do anything to help. Praying Joseph feels better and no one else gets sick, and for no infection in Aaron!

christa @ enSTYLEpedia said...

your poor babies! i'm glad they caught it early, i hope you get the news soon.

Denise said...

Denise, Stephanie told me about this little guy several months ago. I am in awe of this miracle baby and of your family. You are all in my prayers. Love, Denise Stiles