Sunday, March 6, 2011
Most of you probably already know, but if you don't or didn't get the full run-down, here it is. Two weeks ago Lyla got a cold with a fever, runny nose, and wicked cough. It was only a matter of time before Ezra got it. Surprisingly, it took 8 days before he started showing signs. On Tuesday morning I noticed he started to cough a little. It didn't progress until Wednesday night when he wasn't interested in eating, and if you know Ezra - that is rare! This boy chows! Thursday mid-morning he started coughing really bad and started to choke. He turned a deep, deep red (almost purple) before he stopped. I immediately called the pediatrician. Fortunately, their office is a short 3 blocks away. They were able to get us right in. His doctor hooked him up to a breathing monitor and once we saw he was only breathing at 82%, they put him on oxygen and told us we needed to take him to the hospital. Because he was on oxygen at that point, we were required to take him in an ambulance. We checked into the ER and an hour later we were admitted to the NICU based on the diagnosis that he had contracted bronchiolitis through RSV. We stayed Thursday through late Saturday afternoon. He's been sent home on oxygen, but is doing really well. The hospital was running at capacity with babies with RSV. Ezra shared a room with 5 other sick babies. According to the nurses, Ezra's case was one of the more mild cases in the hospital. I believed it because the other 4 in his room were just miserable. It was so sad. These poor sick babies!!!
I'm pretty sure this was the exact moment where Ezra got sick:
How Huck avoided it, we're not sure...
I haven't posted for a while, so here's just a few pics of the kiddos.
This was my sick little Lyla:
And this is what happens when you have a 2 year old present for a mini-photoshoot.