Update: 1/25/11 Aiden is back home but his digestive system is still not back to normal. We started his ‘feeds’ again and will see how things go. The test cultures should be available either today or tomorrow so hopefully we will have an idea of what is causing this and how to treat it.
As if Aiden’s issues were not enough, Ethan has been having a hard time breathing and is constantly wheezing. He is now on daily breathing treatments and we need to take him to see the pulmonologist to figure out how to manage this. While it does not happen very often, these respiratory issues have happened a few times in the past year so we need to get it under control.
1/22/11 It’s January. It’s a new year. It’s NFL playoffs. It’s cold. Aiden is sick…
It is as if his medical issues are on a specific schedule. He has been unable to keep anything down and had non-stop diarrhea the last week. He was purging so much fluid that we had to take him to the hospital this morning to get an IV and he will be there through the night.
We think the root of the problem is a bacterial infection (he has no sign of viral symptoms). When this happened the last few times, the medications we used worked within 24 hours. Unfortunately, this time it seems to have no effect. So, we are hoping to get him some fluids and try another drug that has worked in the past.
He is borderline dehydrated, hasn’t been able to keep food down in two days and hasn’t slept well at all. Please keep him in your prayers that he would recover from this setback (and that it will not mean another trip to Boston).