Saturday, April 18, 2009

Fevers, Pneumonia, and A Weekend Getaway

Little Mason spiked some fevers this week. We went to the pediatrician on Wednesday and it seemed to be something viral because his lungs sounded great. But Thursday, his fever went higher, up to 104.4, so that evening I took him to the AF Hospital for some chest x-rays to make sure it wasn't a lung issue. Sure enough I got a phone call about an hour later that he has pneumonia and some possible effusion (fluid outside the lung), Not good news!

So especially with the condition of his heart right now our pediatrician and cardiologist wanted him to be admitted to Primary's. My kids had been begging to go somewhere for Spring Break this week, but I don't think this was the "getaway" they meant! In fact, only Mason and I packed for our weekend getaway up to the "Hotel on the Hill" and the other 4 kiddos are having a "Daddy Day Camp" at home. Anyways, we arrived at Primary's emergency room at 11pm Thursday and after drawing labs and placing an IV for meds we got to our room at 4:30 am. It was a long eventful night:)

Mason does not like it hear because he is scared of anyone in scrubs! They upped his O2 to 1 liter and are giving him 2 very strong IV antibiotics. We hope his fevers will completely stop and his x-rays today will show improvement so that this will not be a long stay. I admit it is scary for me that he has pneumonia especially with the results of his echo last week, but I pray that our little Miracle Mason will fight this one off!

Thank you for your prayers, phone messages and text messages with words of concern and birthday wishes (it was my b-day yesterday). They are greatly appreciated

I will update more later.


Deb said...

I am praying for you and amazed by your strength. I hope you are able to get a little rest and that the "hotel" stay is a short one.

At our Whitt's End said...

We ill miss you at Pounce tonight, but will definitely play for Mason! We love you guys and want you to know our thoughts and prayers are with you and Mason and your family.

Julie Huish said...

Summer- Please let me know what I can do to help. We just got back in town and would love to help with your kids. I will call Mark tomorrow. You are in our prayers!

Rachel Lund said...

Happy Belated Birthday!! I hope you got to smile at least once on your special day. You are an inspiration to all of us, keep going, keep hanging in there! We're keeping you all in our prayers!

Mandee said...

Happy Birthday Summer. I'm sorry about Mason's sad news. We'll be praying he fights it off quickly. We'll be back Sunday night- if you need help with Ammon on Monday, let me know!

Michele said...

I will keep Mason and your family in my prayers. Hope he gets better soon!


Gourley said...

Always Mason is in our prayers. too bad we time our visits badly for hospital visits. It seems like we keep taking turns.

Happy B day by the way.


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