Yesterday morning Mason began his day acting rather fussy. I figured it was the same blood pressure issues he's been having, until I took his temperature. He had a temp of 101! I thought to myself that it was just a fluke and with one dose of Tylenol it would go away and everything would be fine. But, I wishfully thought wrong. His temp continued to go up slowly even on Tylenol and he acted like he was completely miserable. Although, he didn't act like or tell me that one certain thing was hurting him. Then as the day went on he started grunting with every breath.....which is usually NOT a good sign!
Long story made short........... after a trip in the evening to the ER at Primary's, Mason got admitted into the Cardiac ICU. The cause is still UNKNOWN, but Mason was under a lot of respiratory distress by then time I got him to the ER. He usually has O2 sats in the mid to high 90's and he was satting between 78-84 :( They got him on oxygen right away which made him quite mad!
His ears and throat look great, no urinary tract infection, no RSV, and his chest x ray looked about the same as his baseline ........but several blood tests are still pending. He is on high flow O2 at 6 liters of pressure and at 20- 40% oxygen and this has helped him feel a lot better. No more grunting! He also has been on two IV antibiotics since last night which may have been what helped his fevers to stop. No fevers today, yeah! I don't like the UNKNOWN so I hope we find out the cause of this soon. Maybe I jinxed myself the other day by posting that he was doing well!
I'll update soon.
I miss my kiddos at home!! Love you guys!!
Please pray Mason gets better soon and can go home off of oxygen support.