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1.27.2011

Ain't no sunshine


Wasn't that a dirty trick I played in my last post giving u the least amount of info of my sick baby (too tired) AND the most dramatic info (the air vac) in one??

Before I go any further, here's a pic of me and my tuchus ("to-cuss") on a brighter day (cause no one wants to see a baby all hospitalized and stuff).

So let me break it down, but in a short Lamans terms blog kind of way because you are all so sweet to send love his way, but we are not 85 so we don't need a play by play of every medication and doctor visit of all time.

Since sonny was so sick I was keeping a hawk eye on his sweet little self. As time passed he grew increasingly dehydrated and then basically began (and kept on) making quick desperate gasps for air (think freaky mutant human breathing on that Will Smith movie) he also was nearly impossible to wake up. Turns out this boy had a very severe viral lower respiratory infection (and now also a bit of pneumonia) which was slowly clogging each airway with mucous (more or less) Helicopter took him from one ER to children's hospital because, unlike adults who slowly get worse...our babies' amazing little bodies basically run a marathon against those nasty germs and then out of nowhere, BAM. Stop breathing.

No air for Sonny = cardiac arrest = I jump off the nearest cliff.

Yadi Yadi yadda...baby hooked up to breathing machine, lots of other wires...and here we are in PICU (or "pick u" if your cool like that...like me) until those stupid medicine resistant viral bugs go away...but freaking hallelujah for hospitals , right!?

But it was almost this exact date last year that Adam was hospitalized for 9 days...So why not keep that totally FUN torch alive!?

For now, my Sonny is still very sick, but in much more capable hands than my own. And don't even get me started on how thankful i am for miracle machines, and prayer, and smart people, and people who give service, and America, and cute babies with curly hair and shark eyes, and family, and God, and all of you...and helicopters!!!

I'll keep u posted :)

p.s. A "tuchus" apparently means "butt" in Yiddish. I did not know this (until just now when I looked it up) but frequently have the urge to call him one (?)

p.p.s. Thank u for all your fantastic support! (Renee, thanks for making me laugh, as usual. And even all u shy ones who came out of the woodworks to wish my sonny well :)

14 comments:

leigh said...

Thanks for the update. Amen to your praise of modern medicine. I'm sorry that you Sonny has to go through this. Y'all are in my prayers.

prettybaby said...

that pic below brought tears to my eyes. that sweet little guy! starting a prayer chain for you. i don't know you of course, but i hope you'll accept my cyber hug. xx

stacie and geoffrey... said...

I'm glad he's in good hands and hopefully doing better! I'm also glad Renee's comment got an honorable mention, it was definitely worthy of one.

Erin said...

I'm praying for you guys. Hope he's feeling better ASAP!

P.S. My husband calls me "tuchus lady" sometimes. Neither of us know when or why it started. Anyway, you aren't the only person to use tuchus as an affectionate nickname. (At least, I hope my husband is using it affectionately.)

chelsey meyer said...

i love this photo, he is seriously so sweet. i'm glad things are looking up and didn't get worse. this is probably not the best time to tell you, but i'm having a boy so seeing this photo of your and sonny really made me smile.

Taylor K said...

So glad for the update! Yay for helicopters. I'm guessing he is at Phx Childrens? I live really close to there, so if you need dinner or something, let me know and I'll bring it to you. Or if you want to shower/refresh I have a very cute guest room/bath that is available for your use.

Tracey said...

Poor baby!!! Hope he is feeling much better soon. You are amazing.

MaryPosa said...

I've been thinking about you, and worrying, and praying that everything will be all right. Love!

Lauren Elizabeth said...

saying prayers for baby sonny and your entire family!

kate lines said...

hope baby sonny is doing better today.

littlegypsy. said...

i'll be keeping you and little sonny in my thoughts. xo.

rachel june* said...

terribly scary! glad he is in good hands. take care of yourselves.

margaret said...

i hope sonny feels better soon. and i'm glad you're staying positive. because that's exactly what he needs :)

Donna, Champuru.net said...

Take care! Hope baby Sonny will be back to 100% health very soon!

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