Monday, April 10, 2006

Quick Update

Poor little Ayden had to stay in the hospital this weekend :( He is fine now, and we are home Praise the Lord. On Friday he suddenly spiked a 101.4 temp at home. I was not too concerned, but I called the Dr just in case- to make sure I could give him some Tylenol. The Dr said I needed to take him to the ER immediately because new babies should never run a temp over 100.4. Well, I held little Aydens little hand the entire way over and just prayed and prayed for him. Of course his fever broke before we got there ( a praise, but that always seems to happen!!) It was just slightly elevated when the nurse took it, so I thought "oh good, we get to go home!!" Nope, as a matter of fact the poor thing not only had to have his blood drawn, and a urine sample, but he had to have a spinal tap :( AWFUL. My emotions were just on a roller coaster...he's fine, he's not, he's fine, he's not etc...

The Dr came in to tell me that his blood and urine were fine, but the spinal fluid was not...I thought I would throw up. He came in about 10 min later...well, it might be ok. They finally clarified that he had white blood cells and bacteria in his spinal fluid....oookaaay. So, I was like what are you telling me? The Dr just kind of scratched his head and thought maybe we caught spinal meningitis in its early stages..but possibly not. ANYWAY, they treated him for it to be safe. So little Ayden spent 2 nights getting 3 different types of antibiotics. During that time, 4 other babies came in within 24 hours and admitted with the very same strange situation!! All of our babies were in isolation, and the whole thing was just really weird. BUT God is soooo good. It happened on the weekend so Brian is home, and the nurse we had every day was a friend of mine from church!! The other babies that came in were much more sick which leads me to believe if we would have waited any longer Ayden would not be doing so well. whew!! So, Praise the Lord :)

9 comments:

Karen said...

Heather...that is so scary! I'm so glad you got Ayden to the hospital in time to catch the infection early! God is so faithful! Love in Him...Karen

abrightnewdawn said...

WOW. Praise the Lord. That is sooo scary. Did they ever figure out what it was? Were the babies all the same age? Too much to be coincidence. Hope you have a calmer week!

Heather said...

Well, the cultures never grew out anything...the other babies were all around the same age..I think the oldest one was 2 months. We will probably never really know what happened, but I def. felt the hand of the Lord in the situation.

MrsWndr said...

I'm so relieved for you. God is good!

Free In Christ said...

WOW! How scary! I can't even imagine. I'm glad that everyting ended fine. God is so very faithful. Praise God, Ayden is doing fine now. Melissa

Jamie said...

PRAISE THE LORD you were in there soon! I am so glad he is ok.
You poor mamma..I hope you get some rest.

Free In Christ said...

By the way, I noticed your weight loss ticker has moved. Congratulations on that.

Heather said...

Thank you Melissa :)

Heather said...

Thank you to everyone for your love and support...it means more to me than you know.