Saturday, October 24, 2009

Guest Blogger/Sick Baby Brayden!

Well our little sweet guy has had a tough two weeks. Brayden started out with a little know the runny nose, cough type of cold. It seemed to progress and get worse and his Mommy and Daddy were bummed thinking he had Croup which they had posted at day care -it was going around! Kelley and Jeremiah tried to keep him out of the doctors office/emergency room because of the H1N1 virus which is going around like crazy here. Finally the little guy needed to be seen because he was just not getting any better! It turns out Brayden did not have Croup aferall but had H1N1 and an ear infection! Brayden was also a bit dehydrated, who wants to eat or drink when your ear hurts and you have the flu!!! Brayden was given some antibiotics for his ear infection and Kelley and Jeremiah were told he was too young for Tamaflu they went home thinking if they could get fluids and meds. into him he would feel better soon. That was not the case.............
This week proved to be difficult for Brayden too, he was back into the doctors office and emergency room a few times and he even had a chest x ray done. I think Mommy was more traumatized than poor baby Brayden! It is not a pleasant thing to see you baby strapped into some odd contraption, not quite understanding what is going on and you being helpless to explain it to them! It has been hard for the doctors to know how sick Brayden actually is because when he gets to the clinic he puts on his little charm face and has a fun time with everyone. After more run around and phone calls Kelley and Jeremiah found out Brayden had pneumonia along with his H1N1 and ear infection! Brayden was started on Tamaflu after a week of not feeling any better which is great except he had bit too much medicine for a few doses! There was some confusion with pharmacy and the dosage...........oh my-just add that to the list. After doing some checking around with poison control etc. Mommy and Daddy were told his liver and kidneys would get rid of all of the meds. by morning!
I talked to Kelley this evening and she said Brayden is starting to finally feel better, he does not have a fever anymore and he has started talking to them again! Thank God! It sure is scary to have a sick baby........we are glad he is feeling better. We hope your next few days are more fun than the last Brayden! Love you hugs and kisses,
Auntie Deandra
PS-Kelley and Jeremiah would like everyone to know Braydens dedication/baptism will be November 7th!


LIFE in POTS said...

Kelley - I will say prayers for you all at mass tomorrow. I thought he was getting scared you must have been.

shazam said...

oh no, poor brayden! how scary. glad he is getting healthy again. and seriously, how scary is the pharmacy thing too!!?