Monday, February 1, 2010

Admitted

This morning when we arrived at the ER my sister-in-law met us at the door. She's an ER nurse so she was able to get us in fast. She had informed the staff beforehand that we were coming in, so there was already a room waiting for us. Talk about great service! There are definitely some advantages to having a family member who is a nurse.

Isaac had the whole work up done and the ER doctor was on the same page as me about getting him evaluated and then getting him back home where he belongs. After the lab work and the chest x-ray came back, she had some bad news. His co2 (carbon dioxide) levels were sky high and his chest x-ray wasn't looking so good. She conversed with the Pulmonologist and they both decided that Isaac needed to stay for a tune up. I thought to myself "no, you can't keep him!"


One advantage to him needing bipap at night is that he goes directly to the PICU. This means that he gets better care and close monitoring. His nurse tonight was awesome and I just found out that she does home care so I may have to borrow her sometime. When I left tonight he was happy and watching his videos. I'm going to get ready for bed now...I'm wiped.

9 comments:

Lacey said...

Sheesh, we are definitely having a late flu season this year! Hopefully both of our boys are home soon!

Team Carter Jay said...

Darn it! Still praying. I hope it's not a long stay :(

Sasha said...

Wishing you the best and hoping he get's out soon.

Anthony's Family said...

Colleen I am so sorry to hear that Little Man is back at SH. How can I help? If you want a walking buddy, I miss those hills around there, call me I could join you in a heart beat.

Junior said...

so sorry to hear that Issac needed to be admitted. Lots of hugs and prayers that it is a very short stay

Trina and Jophie said...

Ugh a visit at the spa....No fun at all! Good news for the PICU and a great nurse AND a possible home care contact too! What a bonus. Praying the little guy shakes this off really quickly and your home safe and sound in no time flat. Hugs, Trina and Jophie

Alicia said...

Dang! I'm glad to hear that you got in quickly but I hate to hear that Isaac was admitted. I hope and pray he gets better quickly and they let you break outta there in a jiffy!

Hugs and prayers...

Janis said...

Oh no! So sorry Little man had to stay behind, but I prefer the PICU to the floor...so that is a bit of good news.

Devon said...

Oh heck, Colleen! I'm sorry! I hope he gets better quickly. Hugs to Isaac from Dakin, ok?