Wednesday, July 8, 2009

We Have Been Here.....

Yes, we have been in the hospital since yesterday. After troubleshooting the oxygen concentrator, we discovered that it's working just fine and that it actually is HIM. Doesn't he look fabulous? That's what we can't understand!

Here's how it went.....on a typical night Isaac needs 1-2 liters of humidified oxygen while sleeping to maintain an oxygen saturation level of 92% and above. By the time the nurse arrived Monday night I had to crank him up to 8-9 liters of oxygen.....our concentrator only goes up to 10! So naturally we took him up to the ER Tuesday morning. When we got there his o2 sat levels were fine, his color was good, he was his sweet and happy self. Even though he looked good the doctor decided that 9 liters of oxygen was a little too high for comfort to send us on our way home. He was admitted yesterday afternoon for observation. By sleepy time they had to crank up that now we know it isn't just us or our oxygen concentrator.....So it is a mystery. The culture has come back so far as normal flora, which means no major infection is brewing. The chest xray isn't showing any kind of pneumonia.....It is a mystery.....Most likely he will come home within a couple of days......I will most likely postpone the scope that he has scheduled for Monday being that he would have to go under anesthesia.

Some people have suggested that we should look into using
bi-pap support at night. I don't know if I want to go there right now....I feel as if this would be a step's something to think about and I will be talking to Pulmonology. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers! Thanks Heidi for coming up and bringing me banana bread!



Anonymous said...

Hi Colleen! sorry to hear little Isaac is back in the hospital! Darn it! Little rascal just has to keep you on your toes, huh? He must have felt like he was bored and you guys were too relaxed...haha! Will keep you all in my prayers. Take care and keep us updated! god bless!
Kim McHenry

Janis @ SneakPeek said...

Oh no!! That is not what I want to hear - Issac get better!!! That is very mysterious, how is his HR & Respiration? Fever? Mucous plug? Is he on Albuterol? Sorry for all the questions...just my normal list to run down.

Gammy's World said...

My Little Man,

You are keeing us all stressin.' Just when we think you are going along fine and we almost forge what it's like when you're sick, you remind us to continue our constant prayers.
I hope you come home soon.

Junior said...

sure hope you can figure out what is going on and get home quick. Junior has nights like that at times.

Anthony's Family said...

Sending you (((HUGS)))

Luci Anderson said...

Good morning Grove family,
Sorry to hear about your hospital adventure. Little Isaac is one of God's greatest gifts and one of the strongest warriors I have known. King David said it all, "The Lord is my rock, and my fortess, and my deliverer, my God, my strenght, in whom I will trust; my buckeler, and the horn of my salvation and my high tower." (Psalm 18:2). I know as a family you are all resting in God's hands. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers!

Anonymous said...

Baby Boy... You are so silly in your picture. If you are in the Hosp. you should be sad and sick but I see my favorite smile!! Silly Isaac!!
I hope mom, daddy and the doctors get this figured out! God knows... I will pray for wisdom.

So Much Love, Cindi

Celia Sogge said...

Dear Lord,
We thank you for Isaac and his beautiful face that radiates. I ask that you give him peace and show forth your glory through him. I ask that you give peace to Colleen and that you give her the desires of her heart. She wants Issac to go forward in Jesus Name. Thank you that you are provider and we can fully trust in you. You know what it looks like in the future and we can take you by the hand. I thank you for the miracle of Issac and for Colleen and Sam for their courage show forth in their lives. Continue to protect them with your angels everywhere. I look to hearing the more miracles and good reports. In Jesus Name, Amen. : )

Anonymous said...

Hello Colleen and Isaac, sorry to hear little man is the hospital, I know he will be alright, my little angel is with him, helping him along. Please keep me updated on his condition. Best wishes to the both of you.
Sandy Schudel
Gabby's gramma

Alicia said...

Gosh, I am sorry. I don't know how I missed this. I am sorry your little man is back in the hospital. I hope and pray that he gets better and is out soon. I guess it is a good thing that he is happy!

Hugs and prayers