On Friday (1/11) Bo was admitted to KU Med. Again. He managed to stay home for exactly one week after his last hospital stay (due to vomiting) The virus, I think, took out every Macan kid at one point or another last week so Carolyn had a house full of sickies.
This time around Super Bo is having a really rough go of it. Here are the texts Carolyn has sent:
Saturday, January 12, 9:23 pm
Today has been rough! 103.9 fever, oxygen at 80 reps a minute. If tonight doesn’t go better they will move us to the PICU and then…I’m not sure what! His blood sugar is totally out of whack so they don’t want to put him on more steroids. Boo.
Sunday, January 13, 10:39 am
They are starting him on a second antibiotic hoping it will help. I am hoping today will get better every hour! I am hoping it’s better than yesterday!!! 🙂 It could be worse. Just glad we are here!
Monday, January 14, 8:10 am
Here is where we stand: last night sucked. The pneumonia has moved to his lower left lung. He was struggling so they did 9 albuterol treatments* on him. His oxygen is still 87% and he is on 4 liters of oxygen! As soon as they get a bed open they are moving us to the PICU. He is finally asleep! I just talked to our immunologist. She is canceling her 7:30 appointment and is coming here.
First time out of bed in three days.
Please send all the good thoughts, healing juju, and prayers you can to Bo. I will update when I hear more from Carolyn.
*Note: albuterol is an inhaled bronchodilator (not a steroid) that is supposed to relax the muscles and increase air flow to the lungs (my daughter has asthma). That’s a lot of breathing treatments.