We have found ourselves back at Children’s Hospital again.
Jack has been fighting a little of a cold since this past Thursday and had been moving a little slow. Last night, he was laying on my lap on the couch and taking one of his many short cat naps when Matt and I noticed that he was working really hard to breathe. We plugged him into the pulse-ox to measure his blood oxygen concentration and received the low number 88% (100% is ideal). That was enough of a concern since pneumonia could really hinder this little guys progress. So it was off the ED for us.
Once we arrived at Children’s, we were taken back to the trauma department; they don’t mess around with a little guy who is not getting all his needed oxygen. We was hooked up to oxygen and the tests started. They tested him for the flu, RSV and a handful of there bacterial infections. They also took two x-rays to determine if there was pneumonia.
We spent the ceremonial 3 hours waiting in a small, glass room; watching mediocre cop shows.
About 3am we were finally put into our room which we are still hanging out in. Jack’s oxygen was just turned off and he has to be without supplemental oxygen for 8 hours before we can go home. After two hours now, he is showing some promise but is still de-satting from time to time.
So now we wait. I am watching the Reds unfortunately losing (barely) to the Cardinals while Jack is taking another one of his short but often naps. I stayed with Jack today while Matt went to work to get some deadlines met. Hopefully I can go to work tomorrow.