Sunday, February 1, 2009

When it rains.... it pours... and then pours some more

The short version of our past week:

No hot water, daddy has a fever, pneumonia, hot water, no hot water, Hayden stays up 2 night in a row from 9pm-2am, still no hot water, big red swollen eye, 102.3 degree FEVER!!, Primary Children's Hospital, blood work, spinal tap, urine test, chest x ray, lots and lots of crying(more mommy then Hayden), long night and 2 days in the hospital, influenza A, finally home again, hot water, no hot water, mommy doesn't feel good, FINALLY permanent hot water, mommy has a fever, yucky cold.....

ya.... so needless to say this past week has been a blast.

Longer version:

So obviously, we have been having issues with the water heater. The pilot light kept going out. My uncle owns a plumbing shop so his guy came over and sucked out a bunch of lint 2 or 3 times and then had to replace some part in it. So in the end, we were without hot water for a good couple of days or it was off and then on again. I have never been so grateful for a nice hot bath in my life. Then Cory woke up last Saturday with a sneeze and a sniffle, and by 8pm that night he had a high fever! He had a fever all through the night and we couldn't break it, he goes to urgent care Sunday morning and gets the diagnoses of the beginning of pneumonia! Lovely, since we have a little baby at home. He stayed TOTALLY away from Hayden for 3 days; he wasn't ever even in the same room as him. After a shot, 3 different antibiotics and an inhaler, Cory is finally better with only a little cough… thank goodness.

About the time daddy got sick and was sleeping in the other room. Hayden was started to get super fussy and would stay up 5 or 6 hours in the middle of the night. I didn't think too much about it, I just assumed it was normal baby stuff and gas. On Tuesday at 3pm I noticed his eye getting weepy and the skin around it getting red and inflamed. I didn't feel very good about it, especially with Pneumonia in the house. I took him in to the doctor at 4:30pm and while we are there his skin coloring is getting worse and worse, the nurse takes his temperature and its 102.3!!! I start to lose it... He is lethargic and just not his normal self. I get it together somewhat and the doctor comes into look at him. He starts saying things like, "crackling in his lungs, dull redness in his ears and throat, way to high of a fever for a baby so young..." Ok...NOW I lose it. I start crying as he is telling me that I need to take him to the Primary Children's and they will do a bunch of tests to see what’s going on. I call Cory; I went to the doctor myself because he still wasn't feeling awesome. Him and my mom get there and drive me and Hayd down to Salt Lake. They get him checked in and say just to leave him in just his diaper and blanket because all the doctors will want to see him naked. It was so hard to just sit in the waiting room just waiting for an emergency room to open up, with my naked, feverish, baby. We got back to a room pretty fast, and my uncle met us there to help Cory give Hayden a blessing. I couldn't stay in there for a lot of the tests, it was so hard and sad to hear him cry and no he felt terrible and was in pain. After all Hayden's tests to see where the infection could be and if it was viral or bacterial. They got a room for us to stay overnight. His spinal tap and blood work for a bacterial infection came back negative. His chest x-ray did show some junk in his chest, but the RSV test came back negative. Finally after a night in the hospital, his Influenza test came back positive and we got to take him home that night around 7pm. He is finally doing better. When we took him in for a checkup the doctor said the junk in his chest is gone and things are looking better. He still is really stuffy, and we have to suck his poor little nose out a bunch, but he is getting back to be his normal self again. I’m so thankful for all the fabulous nurses and doctors that loved him and helped take care of him. They were so cute with him and kept saying how cute he is. And everyone was surprised that he is only a month old. I guess at 11 lbs already it would be hard to believe this cute little tank is only 4 weeks.

While being at the hospital I'm sure I picked up something yucky. I had a fever the night after we brought him home. So yay, fevers all around this week! I went to the doctor and got some medicine. It could be strep, we will see tomorrow, if not it’s just a yucky virus.

I’m so glad we are starting a new week. I thought last week would never end.

I am so grateful my mommy intuition kicked in and made me feel uneasy about his big red eye. I felt so bad that he was sick and had probably been getting sick for awhile and I had no idea. I just want to do my best to protect him from everything and for him to be happy and safe. I love him so much. I am so grateful for my husband that he was able to bless him with my uncle. I know that made all the difference. I’m so grateful for my family for all their prayers and phone calls and support. I have the best mom, she has helped so much those hard late nights and during the day when I just need a break to catch up on sleep or just to breathe for a bit. This week was hard but it’s made me so thankful, for the big things like our health and little things, like turning on the faucet and having hot water right there ready to go.

Pictures from the hospital......


20 comments:

Melanie and Jake said...

What a rough week!!! That is way too much to happen all at once! I'm glad you survived and that everyone is doing better!

TeamDoman said...

That is so scary! I'm sorry you had such a bad week. I'm glad everyone is getting better.

Amy said...

I am so sorry you had to go through all of that! But at least everyone seems to be feeling better, it can only go up from here right?

Kathy Nielson said...

Oh what a rough week!! It is so scary when they are so little and they get sick. That stuff is going around like crazy. I am sorry you had no hot water to top it all off.

J. Leigh Designz said...

Fist off looking at those pics, even when Hayden is sick he is ever so handsome! What a beautiful boy!!!

Glad to hear the new week is here as well. We have had sickies in our house too but luckily no hospital trips!

I know how hard it is with a sick baby though my oldest was born without an immune system. We were in the hospital regularly...

Chaleese said...

I am sitting here crying! I am so sorry you had to got through all that this past week. You are an amazing mother and wife, I would have lost it completely! Our prayers are with you and your cute family this week, I hope you all can stay healthy!!!!

The Hulls said...

I know how it feels to have a baby in the hospital and have do lots of tests to try to figure out what is wrong. I would't want anyone to have to go through something like that and I feel so bad that you had to. It is definently an experience that makes you stronger. I am so glad you guys are all ok. We love you lots!

Trissy-T said...

Oh my goodness! I'm sorry you had such a bad week!I'm so glad that everyone is feeling better! We are so blessed to have worthy priesthood holders in our homes!! Hayden is so sweet, I almost cried when I saw those sad pictures of him!

Amy Jo said...

WOW!! What a week! I was ad to read all you had to go through! I hope you all get better!! Your little man is just so dang Handsonme!! Isn't mommyhood the greatest??!! (sometimes huh?!) well to answer your question- The Milk Allergy thing was fun- we had to go on the EXPENSIVE formula- we used alimentum- but it was so worth it to have a HAPPY Baby! and for the reflux-- GO TO A CHIROPRACTOR!!!! it works so good!! i couldn't believe that difference it had made in him! we still used Prevacid- but he was not nearly as spitty and fussy after seeing th Chiro!! (i was scared to take him at first- cuz i have never been, but i HIGHLY recommend it!!)
Good luck! you are such a CUTE mommy!!!

Amy Jo said...

ya- trying to type with a baby on your lap doesn't always work!!ignore my mis-spelled words!! LOL
:)

andyandmorganp said...

What a scary experience with your brand new baby!!! Yeah you'll have to try that sushi place, its our absolute favorite!! its on Riverdale road kinda by the newgate mall, by the super sonic car wash.

Jennifer said...

Wow! You're a strong person to be able to deal with that and I can't imagine. It's hard for me taking care of babies on that end but being the mom and watching it....I'm glad it's turning around for you and your little family!

Cory and Jolynne said...

I hope you guys are all better!! How scary to have to go to the hospital with the babe. That would break my heart. I hope that doesn't happen to me ever! :) It's defiantly a fear of mine!
P.S. I'm feeling better! Thanks!

Kami and Spencer said...

Oh Megan, that is so scary! I am sorry you had to go through that. I am grateful that he has turned out to be okay!

Tyler and Camie said...

OH my gosh im so sorry that is so awful! I heard my dad had to give your husband a blessing... but i didn't know everything else that went on! You guys all get feeling better i just hate having to see hayden with those things on his chest it breaks my heart!

Heidi said...

You are one tough chick :) Hang in there!

Craig and Aly said...

Oh my! I am so sorry you had to go through all of that! I am glad that he is better, and hope you feel better fast!

McFamily said...

I am so sorry to hear about your week. That is horrible, I hope everything is better!

Shannon Masayo said...

sweet megan! i am so sorry honey. call me whenever seriously! so glad 2/3 of you are feeling better!

Kam and Linds said...

Hey... he is so dang cute I want to kiss on his cheeks.. I bet you can't get enough of them! those pictures of him all hooked up to the monitors is so sad! I hope you guys are feeling better