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The last twenty-four hours have been a large blur to Steve and me and I dare say to Graeme as well! On Tuesday morning, Graeme woke up sneezing and very snotty. Tuesday night Graeme woke up several times and I knew that he didn't feel well. Wednesday morning, Graeme woke up and played as normal, but I knew that he was still not feeling well as he ate very little for breakfast and would not drink any liquids--quite unusual for our Graemie-bear to deny food and drink!
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On Wednesday, he napped from eleven in the morning until four in the afternoon. I checked on him several times and he seemed restless and feverish but still remained asleep. At 4:00pm, I went in and picked him up and immediately noticed his rapid breathing. He was very, very lethargic. When he looked at me he would look past me giving me the impression that he almost wasn't coherent. He wasn't wanting to stand on his own or do anything but lay down and hold onto me.
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( a game of "weeeeeeeeeee" ( This Little Piggy. . . )
Thankfully, Steve arrived home from work early and we were able to go to the pediatric urgent care. It was then that we realized how scary the situation was. One of the nurses was asking the doctor if she should call an ambulance and I started to get very scared. God was so good to give us an amazing nurse and doctor at the urgent care. And I am so thankful that they sent us on to the hospital for the night, under the impression that Graeme's breathing needed to be monitored more since he was needing oxygen to stay in the "healthy" zone. Little did we know what the night would hold............
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( some things never change, wink wink! )
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( we've enjoyed watching "eos" ( videos )
At 1:00am we were finally getting settled and putting Graeme to sleep. At 2:30am we were awakened because the doctor had called for chest x-rays, afraid that something might have been over-looked. At 3:30am we were given the news that Graeme had double pneumonia, although it was unknown whether it was viral or bacterial and that he needed an IV for antibiotics in case of bacterial pneumonia. I was worried that the whole IV process would be tragic, since Graeme was basically delirious by this point. His extreme tiredness might have been God's grace displayed as I believe he was too tired to put up a fight. Sadly, they tried his right arm and were unable to get the IV in, which, again, God's goodness, because that is Graeme's thumb-sucking hand. I mean, hello, that would have been devastating, wink wink! By 4:30, we were finally able to let Graeme drift off to sleep. He slept in my arms for a few hours and then in Steve's arms until around 8am. He was still quite sad this morning, but has perked up back to himself throughout today, praise the Lord!
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As you can see, he is sporting quite the fashionable outfit and is beginning to feel much better. A few minutes ago, we realized that his IV had fallen out--or been pulled out--and so we are praying at this point that the pneumonia is indeed viral, number one because we are told it is not as dangerous as bacterial, and number two, because Graeme would not need to have the IV re-administered. Our second prayer request is that Graeme would not need oxygen as he sleeps tonight--this would allow us to go home tomorrow!

Again, God has been so good to us. We love St. V's! We could not have asked for better doctors or nurses--thank you, Jesus, for answering so graciously!

Thank you for your prayers and your concern for Graeme--we so appreciate your thoughtfulness and your willingness to take time to pray for our boy!

15 comments:

  1. oh my word these pictures break my heart! I'm so glad that he is feeling better and the light is back in his eyes in the last few pictures....

    I too hope that the yucks are viral and not bacterial....

    love you guys so much!

    xo

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  2. Thanks for the update. He does look like he's on the mend. We will keep praying!

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  3. Wow - soooo scary! I'm glad he seems to be recovering so quickly! Will keep praying!

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  4. Oh, Sarah. We'll be praying for you and Steve and your precious boy!

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  5. Praying for you and your sweet Graeme. It is so hard to watch our wee ones go through times like these. Praying that you feel our great God's arms securely around you.

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  6. We are all praying and his cousins feel soooo bad for him! Give him lots of get-well-hugs from us :)

    Blessings,
    Tricia

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  7. Oh isn't he precious... it's crazy how just a matter of hours can make when dealing with a sick child. My 12 year old had appendicitis when he was 6 and was dealing with so many doctors at two different hospitals who didn't want to remove it until finally they decided to, and it was almost too late! It had gangrened and was about to burst! Thank God you guys had great care given to him! Hope he has a speedy recovery!

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  8. Praying right now (morning time in England) that by this time for you - you'll have good news from the Dr's.
    It was cool to read how they couldn't use the right arm - and God knew he would need that little thumb. He is so gracious and kind to us.

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  9. Glad he's feeling better. I was worried about him. Praying that he'll continue to feel better!
    ~MJA

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  10. Oh my...this makes me so sad. I hate to hear that little Graeme was in distress! I'm so glad that you had people taking good care of him though. What a relief. Praying for you guys!

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  11. so glad to see the news that you are headed home. how scary this whole event must have been. praying for a good night's sleep for you all, I am sure you are exhausted!! will keep praying for little G and that no setbacks occur.

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  12. Poor baby! We are praying for you all.

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  13. ooh, I hate it when little ones are sick. It's so hard to know what's going on.:( Glad he seems to be on the mend, though, and praying!

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  14. Such a lovely and beautiful little boy! wish you all all the best and sending you a big hug!

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  15. Oh, Sarah. I know this feeling too well. For the weekend before yours, we were also in the hospital with Caiden who had pneumonia + ear infection + RSV virus. A hard couple of days for sure and some scary moments...but kind of peaceful knowing he was being well taken care of and it was some good bonding time for us. I completely missed this. :( But I totally understand!

    (So glad he's doing better now!)

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