I have been terrible at keeping this blog updated. I noticed that I hadn’t posted since November 30 when Jonah went into the ER. I need to be more diligent in sharing the good news with the not so good news…but that’ll have to be later. Jonah is back in the hospital and this is the easiest way for me to ask for your prayers.
Yesterday (Tuesday 1/10) Jonah had an appointment with an Endocrinologist (Thyroid specialist). In early December Jonah had his blood drawn and his TSH levels came back a bit elevated, which pertains to his thyroid. Anyway no news yet on that as we will have to wait for the new blood test results to come back on those. Jonah has been sick with a cough for a few days and then had a fever on Monday night. We didn’t want to cancel the appointment with the Endocrinologist as we had been waiting for a month for it so we brought him in. The issue with his thyroid could be playing a huge role in his issues with feeding (he’s now eating about 20 oz a day) and gain weight (he’s up to 11 lbs 14 oz). These issues are what are weighing on our hearts the most and take up a good portion of our days and nights so this was a very important appointment to hopefully get some answers…
Because of his cough and fever, the Endocrinologist wanted him to be seen by his primary care physician too so I called and was able to get a same day appointment for Jonah with a doctor in our primary care’s office but not his regular doc. When we got their they checked his oxygen level and it was reading lower than it should. (around 89%) This started a chain reaction within the office and nurses began to flood into his room and administer oxygen and a a breathing treatment to open up his lungs. That worked but anytime we weaned the oxygen levels down his levels also dipped. He also was crying frantically as he didn’t like the thing in his nose and I was unable to calm him down. He was exhausted as he only got a few hours of sleep the night before due to his cough and fever. He causes quit the comotion at the office as many passer byers looked in to see this little baby crying at the top of his lungs.
At this point the doctor felt the best action would be to admit him into the hospital as she wasn’t comfortable sending him home at the levels he was at (and I wasn’t either) so she called 911 and an ambulance was on its way. A few minutes later we were surrounded by firemen and Medics checking him out and then we got his car seat and made our way out to the ambulance and are now back in the hospital.
So please keep him in your prayers and hopefully he’ll be discharged soon, its looking like we’ll at least be there another night. Joyce said that they just put a IV in him. He hasn’t been eating to good since the coughing began a few days ago so the IV will help him.