We’ve had a rough few days around here.
Last Thursday, Ryan got strep. Grayson and I avoided him as much as possible, but knew the chances of us not getting sick were pretty slim. Friday, I took Grayson to the doctor because he had the beginnings of a cold and cough, and I wanted to make sure he didn’t have strep. He didn’t, but was wheezing and his throat was red. We were told to use his inhaler and bring him back if it got worse.
Well, it’s definitely gotten worse. Yesterday, I found out I have strep, and I’ve been sicker the last two days than I have in a long time. I’ve these two days in bed/on the couch- thank goodness for my husband and mom who have taken care of Grayson, who has progressively gotten worse and worse. Oh and thank goodness for NyQuil, which makes me babble like a lunatic in a semi-conscious state, but gave me sweet relief from my burning throat and aching body.
Grayson is puking nonstop again. We think a lot of it is his cough- he coughs and it forces everything up. We’ve changed his clothes the past few days more times than I can count (which is even more annoying than a typical clothes change because of the tube) and I’m having flashbacks of October, when his vomiting became so bad we ended up in the hospital for 10 days.
Ryan took G back to the doctor this afternoon. He has an ear infection and bad chest cold. He got a breathing treatment during the visit, and Dr. D wants us to do his inhaler diligently every 4 hours. If his cough isn’t better by Saturday, she wants to do a chest X-ray. I’m frustrated because she didn’t have much to say about the vomiting, even though he had thrown up 6 times today before going in. And then on the way home, he threw up all over himself and his car seat, and then once more before we put him to bed.
I’m going to call his GI doctor in the morning, to see if he has any suggestions. We saw him on Tuesday, but the vomiting hadn’t really started yet. Update on that: once G gets over this hurdle, we are going to slowly start him on bolus feeds (more volume at once instead of continuous) and hopefully work our way to 4 bolus feeds during the day and then continuous feeds at night. We scheduled his procedure to get his G-button for January 26.
That afternoon, we met with the surgeon who will be doing the muscle biopsy. She does NOT want Grayson to be under anesthesia for both the button procedure and biopsy. The problem is the GI doc is with a different hospital system than the biopsy surgeon. So the surgeon wants to do the button herself while he’s under anesthesia anyway, and also do his ABR hearing test that we’ve had to cancel twice. So if it works out, we’ll be killing three birds with one stone. No word yet if our GI doc will be on board with this though.
But in the meantime, we’re just surviving around here. I hate that I’ve been so sick and unable to really be there for Grayson while he’s so sick too. I hope we can all get some sleep tonight- even though we’ll be up at 10:00 and 2:00 with G doing inhaler and meds- ugh!!!