Saturday, February 14, 2009

Poor Micah!


These are a few pictures from Micah's recent 2 day stay in the hospital. For the first time in over 2 years, he had a really bad asthma episode and was having to work so hard to breathe that his pediatrician felt he needed to be admitted to the hospital for steroids, antibiotics, and fluids. I think the poor boy will forever be terrified of the doctor's office, nurses, and a hospital room. He had blood drawn from his finger, a shot in each leg, 2 different tests that involved a swab and then a hose up both nostrils, a chest x-ray, continual breathing treatments, and blood pressure and temperature checks. If that weren't enough, he was dehydrated enough that when they tried to put the IV in his hands they blew the vein each time so they had to call the nurses from the nursery up to put the IV in his foot (as seen in the picture). On top of that, Thursday morning before we came home nursing students were on the pediatric floor. We had 3 in and out of our room and one got to learn how to remove all of the tape from Micah's foot and take his IV out.
Overall, Micah did wonderful and is feeling much better!

7 comments:

Stacy said...

I am so happy to hear he is doing well! He's still smiling in the pictures after all the poking.

Summer Laney said...

Glad to know he is doing much better!!

Rhonda said...

I know you guys are glad he's feeling better!! And it's so sweet to see him smiling despite being so uncomfortable! :)

Susan said...

I am so glad that he is home and feeling better! Those pictures are so cute, but it's sad to see your little man going through that.

Cassidy M. Ruskin said...

He looks so little in that big ol' bed. I wish I had known and I would have sent Matthew to check on him. He does Respiratory you know. I'm so glad that he is doing better. I will definately keep this little guy in my prayers.

Natalie Kellett said...

Oh Laurel.. How pitiful. I hope he is doing better. If I would of known you were here I would of come to visit.. Hope he is feeling better.!

jkstrib said...

Poor baby! DJ's story about Micah brought tears to my eyes! Glad he is doing better!