Our little angel has had rough week. He started to come down with what seemed like a little cold this time last week and quickly turned into more. I took him to his doctor and she said he has Bronchiolitis. It's a typical lower respiratory virus in infants but, like everything else, is harder on Tanner than most. The virus cannot be helped with medicine so we just had to keep suctioning and using the humidifier. Late Thursday afternoon it really became worrisome. Tanner was just irritable, working very hard to breath, and barely eating. So, we headed to CHOP where they admitted him and kept a close eye on his stats. They gave us an inhaler to help him when breathing becomes tough and he was released Friday night. He's slowly getting better. He's eating SOME formula and a few bottles of pedialyte for hydration. He's not sleeping very well though. It's tough with the congestion. All of this is making me think about the swine flu. I can't imagine how hard that would be on his little body.....but the "newness" of the vaccine also scares me. It something we have to make a decision about soon.
We haven't been doing a lot of therapy at home because I feel like it will exhaust him and he won't eat. I'm not sure if that's the right move or not but his OT comes tomorrow so I'll ask her.
I do have some pictures from last week that I've been meaning to post. I hope you enjoy them. Take care everyone and thanks for checking in.
Tanner likes to sit up and he does pretty well with the WHOLE couch supporting him.
Here's Carter checking Tanner out. He likes to "pet" Tanner and share his blanket with him. He's totally a Binky addict. It is something I have to get rid of before he turns 3.
Tanner passed out on the couch when he first started to get sick. He was exhausted.