Tuesday, January 12, 2010

RSV ....P

Life has been a little miserable around the nielsen home lately. ...And the only reason why I have a chance to blog is because bryce is asleep in my arms right now and i am typing left handed!

Bryce and Addi have had a cough for a few weeks that's been progressively getting worse. Normally with my kids I don't freak out about a cough, Addison has asthma and regularly coughs. But Bryce has been particular out of sorts since last Thursday when he started spiking temps. They would came and go. I just thought he was teething? Saturday when I got home from work Brandon was in his g-ments with pizza on the table and the house was a mess and bryce was crying. He'd been like that all day. This continued Sunday but with higher temps and now he was wheezing and had a really raspy voice?  Not to mention he is waking up every few hours at night just to cry and cough. poor kid. First thing Monday i call the Drs we get an appointment. Thing Bryce starts vomiting. And is having a hard time breathing. So we head to the docs and He is really anxious which makes me anxious! Never good when the Dr is anxious. They throw him on a breathing treatment which help a bit. He says Bryce Has RSV. He says to watch Bryce and if he gets any worse to take him to the hospital.


 The Victim

I don't know that much about RSV not being a peds nurse but I do not that kids are hospitalized all the time for it, I can see how too.. he hasn't eaten in 3 days, barely drinks and then throws it up, and his breathing was scary, it sounded as though he had something stuck in his throat and with Motrin and Tylenol he still has a temp.

{Just a side note.. while at the drs Addi peed her pants as she was standing right in front of the toilet!  She had to wear a diaper around the rest of the time.Looked ridiculous, and this thoroughly embarrassed Brandon. I have never seen him embarrassed.  It was just funny explaining the incident to the dr and trying to convince him that yes Addison is potty trained just has a small bladder and gets distracted easily!}


 The Culprit

Thankfully Bryce is home and we have a nebulizer and are doing breathing treatments round the clock. We are all a little sleep deprived but doing okay.I am missing being social so this is a temporary outlet instead of infecting the world with RSV!  I just feel bad for My little baby! This is the sickest I have ever had a child, which is a blessing in it self. We will be out and about soon I hope.. the doc said this could go on another 4-5 days? I am praying for 3 :)

8 comments:

Kristin said...

oh no!! That is yucky stuff I hear! I hope he gets feeling better soon! I will pray that he does! And I am with you, this last week Michael was throwing up 3 days, I was throwing one day, and they both have yucky coughs.. It just stinks!! I I feel for ya! Oh yeah and Michael just informed me that both of his ears are hurting... perfect :) Gotta love having kids!! Feel better soon Bryce!!!

Shauna said...

That does not sound fun. It sure makes you thankful for when they're healthy. He sure is a cute thing though! He is getting so big.

Michelle said...

I will hope for only 3 days too cause that is miserable! I don't know about you but sleep deprivation and a sick baby are about the worst it gets, I hope you all get feeling better soon!

Jonathan & Bree said...

That stinks, I would have been freaking out. I hope he gets better soon, good luck:)

chad and candice said...

How terrible Aubrey! Having sick little kids is so hard! We will b praying for you and lil Bryce!

Giselle said...

So, sorry to hear about that! Hope Bryce gets feeling better real soon!

Brett and Kimberly said...

I was wondering why it has felt like ages since I've seen you! Poor little guy! Hope he gets better soon! Let me know if you need anything!

Isaak and Jackie said...

sickness is a true bummer, the kids get sick and everything is put on hold, I hope bryce is doing better. cute family pictures, what did you decide about the debate?