Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Re-Admitted

So the long and the short of it is, Ethan's CRP level came back at 25 which is very high and an idication of infection. He hasn't had a temp since the one time Monday night, but while we were waiting for his chest x-ray to be done today, I noticed that he started feeling a little warm again. Sure enough, his temp was 101.5 when they finally took his vitals. He is also breating fast again (anywhere from high 40's to 70's) and his heart rate is back in the 160's again. They thought he might have pneumonia from the look of the x-ray, but our surgeon looked at it and doesn't think it looks too bad. At this point, they don't know what is causing the fever and have started him on some broad spectrum antibiotics. They're also running an H1N1 test as well as blood cultures in an attempt to find the source of the infection.

As far as the hematoma on his chest, the surgeon came in and said that he needs to drain it and try to stop the bleeding since it is getting larger. We will go back into the OR tomorrow morning and hopefully it will just be a local incision, although he said he may have to open his chest again.

I had a small breakdown in the office when they told us we would be re-admitted, but since then, I am keeping it together fairly well. I wasn't surprised (in fact, I'm more surprised that they didn't re-admit us Monday night with his first fever), but I am sure frustrated. It is so hard to see Ethan in pain and sick on top of it. He has had to be poked 5 times just this afternoon and he just panics whenever anyone enters the room.

Please keep Ethan in your prayers. We pray that the infection will be taken care of and that his surgery in the morning will go well.

---Allison

22 comments:

Angela Hanson said...

Allison I love you so much and please know you are not alone! I am constantly thinking of Ethan and the rest of your family! I have said many prayers on your behalf and I hope things start getting better. Please don't be afraid to ask for help! Im hear for whatever you need, even if it is just a shoulder to cry on. Let me know if there is anything I can to to lighten your loan a little bit! Stay strong!

Ty and Ber said...

Oh no. I am so sorry to hear that. I hope that they don't have to open him all the way up again. Im sorry he isn't feeling well.

Fowers Family said...

Through all of this you managed to read and write me a note on my blog! You continully amaze me with your strength. I wish that I could take away some of your load. I love and miss you. P.S. I too was thrown up on by my Ethan, concidence?? I puked on him after he did on me, see you are stronger than me.

The Gatherum Family said...

i am so sorry allison. seriously, i CANNOT even imagine-PLEASE let me help. i know, BELIEVE I KNOW that it is so hard to break down and accept help but sometimes you just have to. i am praying for you guys-especially that they won't have to open him all the way up again. stay strong. you WILL get through this. love, adrian

Traci Peterson said...

Oh, Allison, I've been catching up on your blog tonight...what a whirlwind this has been! I'm so sorry Ethan is back in the hospital. I hope all goes well and he gets to come home (again!) soon. Our prayers are with you.

Jenn said...

Oh Al I'm so sorry!! It is so hard when they have to be re-admitted, even if you expect it! We love you guys and are thinking of you always! Our prayers are definitely with all of you.

Quinney Family said...

Back in the hosptial isn't the funnest, Bryson was readmitted after surgery as well. Crazy but at least they are in great care. Our prayers go out to Ethan and your family

Marie H. said...

Oh, I hope he fairs well. There is nothing worse than seeing your child in pain. I hate that you have to go through this! I'm so glad you have this blog to let me in on your life around Ethan. He is a special happy boy. I still remember him in our staff meeting. He was in his little stroller smiling away at me. I loved that! Your are in my prayers tonight.

One Happy Heart Family said...

Oh praying hard! Poor guy! Sorry you got re-admitted and have to go back to the OR! Praying Praying Praying!
Chrissie

p.s. You do get the MOMMY of the year award, EWE Yucky, I would have thrown up my self!

Katie said...

So sorry- hopefully they can get on top of it all quickly! You will be in our prayers

~Rachel said...

Poor little Ethan :( So sorry you all are back in the hospital. That hematoma did look bad. I pray that he will only need a local to fix it. hang in there I know it is hard to be readmitted after only being home a short time. Love you all!!

cici said...

Feel better fast Ethan. A prayer group will be praying for you for a great outcome!
{{big bear hug}}

Shelby said...

I have been keeping up with Ethan's progress and I so hope that everything just gets better and better. I will keep him in my prayers.

buddens said...

Man, that stinks. I'm so sorry the poor little guy has to go through more. Hopefully it goes well and the hematoma is taken care of in the least invasive way possible. Praying for you guys, as always.

Karalee said...

Oh, Allison! My heart breaks at all you guys have to go through. You are in my thoughts and prayers always! If it helps any, tell Ethan we got him some Sponge Bob jammies that we will get to him ASAP. WE LOVE YOU GUYS! KEEP THE FAITH!

Kaidence's Mommy said...

We are sending many prayers your way tonight. Hopefully the doctors will figure it out soon. I hate it when that darn CRP gets high, it is always a scary thing. Know that we are thinking of you and hopefully tomorrow will be a better day.

Cindy said...

I'm so sorry that he had to be re-admitted. I was thinking of you going in to get him checked earlier today and hoped it would turn out better. We'll keep praying for him and for you!

gatherum1 said...

I woke up early this morning wondering if you were awake or if you got any sleep at all last night. Of course, my prayers are with you, Ethan, and your family, as they always are.

I hate that you have to watch your baby be in pain. I don't know of anything harder. It helps to know he is not alone through all of this. Angels and heavenly beings are watching over him constantly. They will comfort and protect him and give him the strength he needs throughout this ordeal.

I am so touched by all the tender comments on your blog. It makes me cry. You have a lot of support and love coming your way. You are a great mommy and a wonderful daughter. I love you and pray for you always.

Quinn and/or Lauralee said...

I'm so sorry that he is back in the hospital and that they might have to reopen his chest. Poor Ethan, but he is such a strong little boy. We will definately keep all of you in our prayers. Don't worry about the break downs. It just shows how much you love your little guy and want him to be better as soon as possible. Good Luck!

The Hood's said...

Oh the frustrations! I am so sorry for this bump in the road! Poor little Ethan.... he is such a trooper! Lots of thoughts and prayers coming your way, with hopes for good health!

Anonymous said...

Allison,
I am so amazed at your strength. What a trooper you are! I am so sorry to hear little Ethan is back in the hospital. I hope and pray everything goes well. Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and little Ethan and your family. Take care. Brenda Kimber

juevarts said...

Oh Allison. Your family is brave. We are thinking and praying for you.