Sunday, February 19, 2012

Since Coming Home

Since coming home from the hospital, Isaac has been struggling with the C.diff he got from the IV antibiotics. He was also sent home on a load of oral antibiotics to make sure that we killed the tracheal infection, which I'm pretty sure didn't help. Luckily he's done taking those.

Last Monday Isaac was appearing dehydrated and lethargic to me. I can deal with the respiratory stuff and it doesn't phase me that much anymore, but this scared me. I thought I was going to have to take him back to the hospital. I called one of the clinical supervisors from the nursing agency and she came out to do skin pinch test. His skin was discolored for 7 seconds, which meant he was very dehydrated. Since then we've been giving him more water and pedialite to hydrate him and he looks WAY better.
I'm adding a couple of good probitotics to hopefully give him some good gut flora. He had this 2 years ago and I thought it would never end, but it did eventually. Hopefully the GI doc has some good suggestions too when I call tomorrow.


Anonymous said...

I hope you get much better, little guy.


Sherry C said...

Poor boy but he looks so cute in the picture. I hope you don't back any time soon I think he's had his fair share of hospital stays this year already.