Thursday, October 9, 2008

Devin's Trip to the Hospital

Devin spent the last 25 hours in the hospital. Let me back track....Originally his Ped thought he had pneumonia and sent us to the hospital because his breathing was terrible. Very labored, tugging, pulling from the belly, etc. At the hospital they did chest x-ray, blood work, IV and started Nebulizer treatments and Respiratory PT. After the x-ray came back Devin's doctor decided that it did not show pneumonia, but asthma. His diaphragm was flat (or something that indicates asthma) and he was responding to the steroids (not the antibiotics) and nebulizer (which he would only respond to for asthma). So it was decided that basically yesterday was a severe asthma attack. He now has a nebulizer at home, meds, etc.

Let me tell you- all of those things- chest x ray, IV, nebulizer, etc. are VERY difficult with a two yr old!!!! He was a trooper and except for the meds making him very HYPER he was a good boy.

I am glad to be home. Hopefully this asthma thing will stay at bay with us now doing treatments every day.


Here is a video of Devin at the hospital. This was after 2 treatments. Notice his breathing. belly movement, and his attempt to talk. It breaks my heart.


video

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

OMG the video brought tears to my eyes! Devin you are such a strong boy!!
Kim

Steph said...

Oh, I am so sorry to hear about Devin being sick. I have been there with Cooper (he was in for 6 day when he was 8-9 months old w/a similar situation). Praying for a full and quick recovery for little Devin--- what worked for us w/ his nebulizer treatments is/was reading stories w/Cooper on my lap.

Joanna said...

Oh, that is heartbreaking. I'm tearing up now. What a trooper though. Having gone through the hand xrays with Michael I'm impressed with how well Devin did. I hope the treatments work and that he's feeling better soon.

Rebecca said...

oh, poor little guy. Breaks my heart. What a little trooper he is!

Kaycee said...

Oh poor poor guy! I'm so sorry :( I'm sure that was difficult as hyper as these LO's are. HUGS girl. Get some rest.

Just Call Me Sleep Deprived said...

So scary sorry to hear you had to go through that! My friend's son had to go on a nebulizer for asthma at around the same age and I remember how difficult it was for her. Good Luck and I hope it all gets easier!

Stacey said...

Wow that video brings me to tears. I hope that it gets better. Ethan had RSV when was 4 months old. I remember that is the exact same way he was breathing. Get some rest during this 3 day weekend.

Kara said...

Oh I'm so sorry that Devin had to go through all of that. I hope he feels better soon. That video brough tears to my eyes.