Monday, October 13, 2008

Snowing Sniffles and Coughs Again!!!

So the storm blew in a new yucky cold and cough to Mason! It was a cold snowy storm that blew in over the weekend, one of the earliest snows on record. The kids were all so excited to go play in the snow, before it melted by afternoon that is. And some how I had forgotten over the summer how much work snow clothes are! Well, Mason did not go out and join them, because he has a fever and a nasty cough again. That truly means: another weekend he and I spent out on the deck and in the big red chair in the middle of the night tangled in O2 cords! Yes O2! Poor little guy can not maintain his o2 sats when he gets this nasty cough especially at night. And of course we also earned more frequent flier miles (I wish) at the pediatrician Friday and today. His lungs are junky again so he got a shot of Rosecifin to kill any pneumonia bacteria.

On a positive note he weighed in at 14 lbs today! Which is awesome because he has had trouble putting weight on while he has been sick. ( All the medicine makes him poop too much.) Also he can sit up all by himself for a long time! And it makes him so happy. For those of you who are not "heart baby "families , most "heart babies" are delayed in their motor skills due to hospital stays and just overall less strength, so he is doing pretty good.

Keep Mason in your prayers please so he can get better once again and not end up at the Primary Children's Hotel.

5 comments:

queenieweenie said...

You are ALL in my prayers.

Shauntelle ~ said...

Mason and Kaidence just like being naughty. We have the same new little bug and it truley did seem to blow in with the storm. We also spent Friday and Saturday at the ped's office getting the same rosecifin shot but for Kaidence's ears. Little stinkers. Hope that all gets better soon. Keeping little Mason in our prayers.

Julie Huish said...

Oh my goodness Summer! How do you do it? I looked at your kids on Sunday with their perfectly styled hair and coordinating clothes and then I looked at mine, all scraggly...and I had had a full nights sleep in my bed! You are amazing! I'm so glad that he's getting bigger so hopefully his body will be able to fight off these colds better. I'm so glad we got to see you Friday night and that you were able to get out. We're praying for little Mason to keep progressing!

stacy gibson said...

Summer,

You will get sleep one day I am sure!! I just hope it is sooner than later..mason is sooo cute! I always keep mason in my prayers and you too..

Luv,

Stacy

PS Yeah for the weight gain!!

Michele said...

I don't know how you are surviving with no sleep!! I truly could not handle that. What a rough time you have had with Mason continually being sick. It's not enough that you have to deal with the whole heart issue? Wow, our prayers are with you and congrats on him sitting up!!! That is a HUGE step in the right direction!!