Friday, September 30, 2011

Hospital Stay


We are now home!  YAY!!!  Zack was released at noon today.  We are now doing breathing treatments at home.  Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers!  

So yesterday I left off stating that I didn't think Zack's wheezing would stop. He wasn't scheduled to have another breathing treatment until 2:30, but we could barely make it to 1:30. He fell asleep so I let him nap. I called the doctor to let her know what was going on. She asked that once he woke to bring him in. We arrived at 3:30 and his chest was still tight. So she decided to admit us to Jeff Gordon's Children's Hospital in Concord. He received another treatment while at the doctor's office.
Once we arrived to the hospital we were already set up with a room (that was wonderful). We spoke to the doctor on call at 7PM where we learned how bad the day actually was. First, his oxygen levels. Anything below a 90 they immediately want you in the hospital. Yesterday his got down to an 83. Second, on a normal wheezing child, in a 12 hour span, would receive 4 treatments. Zack received 8 treatments yesterday during a 12 hour span. We talked about how Zack received one treatment at the doctor's office that worked wonders. It was Atrovent. She said some old school doctors won't prescribe it for home use (ours won't) because it is so powerful and it could be dangerous. She said she doesn't mind if they are responsible parents. So we will see of we receive it in case we have something like this again. He actually received that treatment at 8PM last night and his breathing through the night did not fall below 97.
Zack had an x-ray done last night. It came back clear, with exception of some inflammation from his Reactive Airway Disease.
Due to all the treatments yesterday he was wide open until after 11PM. We could not get him to settle down. He was so hyper! I'm talking crazy hyper.
We haven't seen the doctor today so not sure what is in store for us. I will update as I hear more.
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