Wow, what a week.
First of all I want to thank all of my readers for their support online and off line while Jeremy and I dealt with a very sick little boy.
Well here is the much needed update. Last Wednesday I posted a post about “Connecting The Dots” and how Jude had an allergic reaction to some amoxicillin he was taking for a sinus infection. After that post it got worse! A lot worse!
Here is the picture of Jude at his 2nd doctor appointment:
Even with this swollen face and huge red spots we were sent home from the doctor with the instructions of Benadryl and waiting it out - that was Wednesday afternoon.
Well by Wednesday evening, we had enough. Jude was turning purple and blistering around his ankles, tummy and wrists. So we packed up and headed to The Children’s Hospital North. Thankfully we have an urgent care that is part of The Children’s Hospital just about 15 minutes north of our house.
Once we got there we could see that everyone was concerned, we didn’t even sit down in the waiting room – queue worried parents but also thankful parents! :O)
After a quick Q & A with the nurse we had a doctor come in and immediately decide to administer the EPI shot in hopes that the reaction would stop. YAY! Oh man, that shot made Jude so MAD! He cried but you could tell he was more pissed at the nurse for jabbing him in the leg!!
Because the EPI shot raising the heart rate so much they told us we would be staying the night. So there you have it, Jude’s first and HOPEFULLY last hospital stay. :o( So sad!!
The Children’s Hospital was amazing. Jeremy and I are monthly donators to the hospital and they always send us information thanking us for what we do and that we are so lucky as Colorado residents to have The Children’s Hospital in our “backyard” because you never know when you will need them.
Yeah – NO SHIT! Excuse my French! LOL The measly 15 dollars month means a hell of a lot more to me now. So thank you Children’s!! We love you and hold you close in our hearts now.
Check out some pictures from Jude’s stay:
This was his crib – all set up with his very own blanket and new stuffy. Talk about taking care of kids – they got it right on the dot! Jude had a smile on his face when he saw his cute dino stuffy!
Jude looks miserable. He wasn’t our normal happy and crazy Jude. It was so hard to see.
Sleeping on mommy. He had a rough time throughout the night.
He finally fell asleep on Jeremy at 2AM and slept until 7AM. Thursday morning we were a little disappointed because he woke up looking the same! Still swollen and still itchy and red. Not any worse though so the EPI shot did work to stop the reaction but it didn’t clear up what had already started. The next step was the use of prednisone. Something that we know isn’t great for anyone to be on but it was decided that in order for the swelling to go down it was so necessary.
He had the prednisone around 8AM and we saw a difference immediately. Those spots weren’t as red and the swelling went down! YAY!!! We were discharged at 10AM on Thursday with an ALMOST normal looking Jude. We were free!!
By the time we got home we had this little boy back!
Loving on his new dino. :O)
He is doing so much better now. He still has some outlines of the spots but other than that he is back to his normal healthy self!
So again, thank you for your thoughts and prayers and thank you so much to the staff at The Children’s Hospital. I truly do not know how you all do what you do for those sick kiddos but THANK YOU!