Tuesday, October 7, 2008

RSV

Well, I just wanted to update everyone on Jack. He is doing a lot better. The steriods he is on make him really hiper. And get this, they are for the inflamation in his lungs to stop the wheezing, but... when he takes them he crawles around like the energizer bunny and gets so worked up that he starts wheezing. I don't know if they are helping or making things worse. Anyway, the doctor said he didn't have a bad case of RSV and that he may not get any worse than he is now. So far he hasn't and I am very thankful. We have only had a couple of scares. Last night he was really congested and wheezing and the combo got him a little strangled. He got his breath after just a few seconds, but we never let him out of our sight because it could happen anytime.

I had a hard time the first of the week when we learned what he had. I felt responsible, since I had been sick and I knew I gave it to him. I hated to know I was the reason he was going to have to fight this stupid virus. I know it isn't productive to beat myself up, but I guess that is just the overprotective mother coming out. I just wish it were possible to protect them from anything hard or painful. If I feel this way now, I know the next 18 years are going to be tough!

Well, we miss everyone and hope to be back this sunday if all goes to plan. Hope you are all having a great week!!

5 comments:

Julie said...

We got the e-mail about Jack. I hate that for him. We hope he gets to feeling better and we look forward to seeing you all soon!

Scarlett said...

Don't blame yourself. Kids get sick even when you work so hard to keep them well. You just focus on helping him get well and rest yourself too! He'll be feeling back to normal soon! Oh,and yes--the steriods make babies act crazy!!!

The Bowerman Blog said...

I am so glad he is better. RSV is so scary. Marah had it at 2 weeks old and we are praying that Macy won't get it. Hope he continues to get better and better.

The Chandler Babies said...

He will get better it will just take time. Ty had it at 2 weeks and it took him about a month to get over it. Hang in there and don't beat yourself up!

Scarlett said...

We've missed seeing you in class! I hope y'all get to come back next week! You're a good mom and I know you took care of him well! :)