Thursday, May 13, 2010

The Unexpected Lows

The past couple of days Gaines has been SATing a little low (lower 90's) and his heart rate has been a little high. Brittany and I weren't exactly sure what was wrong but we weren't extremely concerned because everything would level out while he was in a deep sleep and he was still acting like himself. This changed this morning. He seemed very lethargic after waking up. He went down for his morning nap about an hour ahead of schedule. We called the doctor.

After a trip to the doctor, blood work, x-rays, and a conference call with his pediatric pulminologist, Gaines has been diagnosed with pneumonia. He was admitted to the hospital this afternoon. He has an IV giving him steroids, antibiotics and fluids. They have increased his oxygen to a liter (he has been at a half liter). So far he is holding his own. If everything goes well, he will be home by the end of the weekend. If he starts going in the wrong direction, the doctors have already told us we will be headed to Children's Hospital in Birmingham.

Please say a prayer for Gaines...a speedy recovery would be a blessing.

12 comments:

Rachel E. said...

Oh, no! Praying for a quick & complete recovery for Gaines.

Cary said...

Prayers and hugs headed your way!

Stacy Brown said...

Praying from Iowa!

waikikimum said...

Hoping Gaines gets better soon!

angie b said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you. ms angie

The mom of 4 monkeys! said...

Oh no! I will pray!!!

Allison said...

Praying for a speedy recovery!

The Rathmell Family said...

I know you are so worried about him. I will start praying.

Kellie said...

Poor fella. Praying ya'll are all home together again soon - happy and healty.

Avery Tales said...

Praying for a speedy recovery!

BTW, I'm the blog reader (and friend of Kelly's) that introduced your story to Julie Harbin. :) She told me that she realized who you were when you were telling her Gaines' story. It's a small world!

Tiffany Lockette said...

Hope sweet Gaines gets better soon. He is in my prayers.

Emery Wilkerson said...

Awe man! I'm so sorry! Praying for all of you!!! And believing that Gaines will recover quickly!