Saturday, 16 May 2009

Worst week of my life

I havent blogged in a while. This week has been busy. The week before was the worst week of my life. No exaggeration. Two weeks ago today Caleb was fine but by 6am Sunday morning he woke with a really high temperature. We called NSH24, who sent us to the doctor, who sent us to hospital, where we stayed for 4days. It was terrible. He had a fever, his heart rate was over 200, he stopped feeding (very unusual for him), was put on a drip, and had a lumbar puncture amongst other horrible tests. Awful, awful, awful. Meningitis was suspected but thankfully that wasnt the case. Something showed up on his kidney ultrasound so it looks likely to be some sort of infection. He was on IV antibiotics for a week and now he is on oral antibiotics for 6months :-( We will have follow up appointments at the hospital in the next couple of months. He is totally back to his normal self, mum and dad on the other hand are still traumatised! The hospital was great, we had our own room and we were both able to stay with him. It was a scary time though, the first night in particular when he was really sick. Here he is with the IV thing in his arm, poor baby and here he is looking totally fine a few days later
Praise God for his recovery!

42 comments:

Christine said...

Oh my gosh, the poor little guy!! And poor Mom and Dad, too! I'm so glad to hear that he's doing much better and many good thoughts being sent to all of you. Take care!

CindyMae said...

Thank God that he is doing ok! You must have been terrified!!! I am so sorry that you had to go through this but as you said, Praise God that he is ok! That is such a gorgeous smile in that second picture!!! Now that he is doing ok, I hope that mom and dad can recover totally!! I will be keeping you all in my prayers!

Brigitte said...

So sorry to hear what your little boy had to go through. And you too. It's good to know that he's doing so much better by now.

Nicole said...

Oh man the poor baby! And poor mum and dad! Hope he has a speedy recovery!

Melissa said...

Awww, poor wee babe. Glad to hear he's doing so much better!

Karin said...

Glad your little one is on the mend. It sounds like a very scary experience. From the picture though, it looks like things are mostly back to normal.

J Rae said...

You poor thing!!! What a terrible time you have had. So glad to hear that your baby is doing better. He must be a tough little guy. So glad to hear that he is OK. Will keep all of you in our prayers. Take care and get some rest.

Tanya said...

Oh Cheryl - how scary! I am so glad he is OK now. That must have been beyond scary for all of you to go through. Such a darling little guy he is :)

Praise God is right!!!

Tanya

Terry said...

It's very scary when they get that sick. I'm glad that he's feeling much better now and that you're all back at home safe and sound.

Try to relax some and just have fun together. I think you all need that snuggly family time!

Karen said...

glad he is on the mend what a scary time for you all

Karen said...

glad he is on the mend what a scary time for you all

Paula said...

Hugs to you all. Glad to hear he's on the mend.

Deanne J said...

I can only imagine how scared you were. I'm so glad to hear everything worked out fine.

Shelleen said...

how scary that must have been. I am so glad that he is ok now.

Ranae said...

Awww! He looks all happy now. That musy have been so stressful. Thank goodness he is better and stays better.

Suzanne said...

My goodness what a scary week you had. I am glad that he is much better, he's a very cute little boy. Hope you and DH can recover as well from this experience.

Daffycat said...

OMG! How scary! You poor momma. ***hugs***

Rowyn said...

Sorry to read Caleb was so unwell, it must have been so scarey for you both. Glad to hear he is back to his usual self though. He sure is cute!

Dawn said...

Oh how horrible for all of you!! I am so happy that he is doing better now. A little one in the hospital is the scariest thing ever! (((HUGS)))

valerie said...

Oh my, how scary! I can't even imagine but luckily he is doing a lot better. Try to get some rest while you can.

Kendra said...

Oh my! Bless his little heart! I'm sure you and DH were more than a little bit frazzled. Glad to hear all is well now...hopefully it was just one of those really random things that sometimes happen.

Margaret said...

Oh Cheryl, I am glad your little one is well again and in so sute in that second photo. Hope you too are slowly recovering from the shock

lena-lou said...

I am so sorry to read that you have been going through such a nightmare time! I sure hope things continue to look up for Caleb.

I think you are right in praising God that things have turned out so well, I would be too if it had been me going through this with one of mine!!

Take care , I'll be thinking of you all xx

Karoline said...

Glad to hear Caleb is better *hugs* to you all

Irene said...

Glad to hear he is on the mend. He does look much better and happier in the second picture.

Kathy A. said...

oh hon, I am so sorry. That must have been so frightening for the two of you. Glad to hear that Caleb is on the mend.
Take care

Karan said...

Oh, bless the poor little sweetheart! What an awful experience for you all (((((((((hugs))))))))). So glad he's feeling much better & hope you can all put this scarey experience behind you soon.

Katrina said...

Poor baby and poor you and DH. I can't imagine how scary it must have been for you. Glad he's doing better. Lots of good thoughts and prayers.

Jeanne said...

I'm so happy Caleb is back to normal.
It's the worst feeling when kids are ill and you are helpless to 'fix' it.
Take care.

Sharon said...

How horrible for you all. Glad to hear that Caleb is better now!

Harmien said...

How utterly scary for you! So glad he's on the mend. Take care!!!

Hazel said...

That sounds awful! I am so glad he is on the mend now. x

Jeanie said...

I'm so glad Caleb is ok now.
Must have been scary for mum and dad.
Hugs to you all. Take care.

Carla said...

poor litle baby :( ... but glad to know he's doing better now
Take care!

mainely stitching said...

Oh, Cheryl, I stopped breathing just reading about what you've been through!! My thoughts are with you, and I hope Caleb continues to be fine. Take care!!!!

Kim B said...

Thank God he's okay! What an awful thing to go through!

Michele said...

((((((((((cheryl)))))))))) how very scary! I'm so glad to hear Caleb is well now. I'm sure you and Dad never want a repeat of that week!

Keeping you all in my thoughts :)

Cindy said...

Poor little baby. Glad that he is doing better now.

Juls said...

Oh my!!!! Glad your little man is better!!!! Hope you are getting some rest!!!!! Keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers!

Lynn said...

Oh Cheryl, I am so sorry to hear what you and Caleb went through. I know just how frightening that can be. I've been through it with both my children and grandchildren.
I'm glad to hear that he is on the mend now and I hope you and your hubby are feeling much more relieved.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Awwwww... poor guy! But they do seem to bounce back nicely!

DaisyGirl said...

I'm so glad the little tyke is doing better. I know you guys must have been terrified. Poor little buddy. His doing better picture is a blessing to see! It's always hard because babies can't tell us when they don't feel right.
Glad you and hubby are recovering.
Hugs,
Donna