Last night was a very scary night. After a wonderful day that couldn't have been more perfect, Eli woke up with trouble breathing and we decided it was time for a trip to the ER.
Once there they told us it was probably RSV. They did a lung x-ray that showed an elevated right diaphragm, which the ER doc said he didn't know about, and so they transferred us via ambulance to another hospital here in Columbia with a great peds. unit.
**I'll stop for a moment because you're probably thinking that this can't be serious, right? After everything that our family ahs gotten over in just the past three weeks, somebody is sick again with something so much more serious? That is what I thought. This can't be happening, right? Oh, but it was. And when things get back to normal I will fill-in some of the details about ER horrors. But just know I had a friend with me to help while Scott was at home with the girls, and though there were MANY tears from both Eli and me, we were just fine.
Right now sweet Eli is sleeping peacefully in his little crib. He's had several breathing treatments that have been very helpful. We talked to a doctor in our peds. group this morning who felt like it may be either RSV, or croup and RAD (restrictive airway disease) as a result of the same virus Elsie and I struggled with last week. We are praying that is isn't RSV which is rather serious in infants, though common, and it would also mean that Elsie could get it since it would be a whole different virus. We're also praying that a new x-ray will show his little right diaphragm is normal.
We aren't sure if we will stay another night or if they will discharge us later this evening. Our own super-hero pediatrician will come in this afternoon to see us. I'm sure he will explain everything to Scott and I and we will have many of our answers then. Thanks so much for praying for our sweet boy!