Thursday, February 19, 2009

3:30AM: To The Hosptital

RSV: "Respiratory syncytial (sin-SISH-uhl) virus, or RSV, is a respiratory virus that infects the lungs and breathing passages. Most otherwise healthy people recover from RSV infection in 1 to 2 weeks. However, infection can be severe in some people, such as certain infants, young children, and older adults. In fact, RSV is the most common cause of bronchiolitis (inflammation of the small airways in the lung) and pneumonia in children under 1 year of age in the United States. In addition, RSV is more often being recognized as an important cause of respiratory illness in older adults."

Don't worry, it's not as bad as it seems (for us). It's not good, or fun. But he's not as bad off as it can get. Last night I took Caleb in for a nose suction at 3:30AM. Have you ever driven the streets of a TINY town that early in the morning? It's a bit erry. But we didn't have to wait at the hospital;)

This RSV is kickin' all of our tails! Luckily Leif has paid sick leave collected. This makes the weird sleep schedule work. And Grandma is a great help with Jakob. We're keeping him home from everything until he's clear of his symptoms. Caleb is such a trooper! He's alright until it just gets to hard to breath and eat or sleep at the same time. That's why I'm grateful for this nose suction option.

Well, Leif's back from dropping Jakob off at grandma's time to try to go back to sleep....

7 comments:

Janee said...

Oh Lena that SUCKS! We are all sick here too, not as bad as that but with really bad colds and it's horrible. I can't even imagine dealing with RSV! The hospital is never fun even when you don't have to wait (but defintely a bonus!). Hope you all get better soon!

Sandra said...

OH man thats no fun! We have had our bouts of colds. Poor BriLynn got her first one but it was in her head thank goodness! I would feel so bad if it was RSV. Danika got it when she was a year old and it was no fun! My cousins baby got it at two weeks old and was in the hospital for a couple weeks, thats scary stuff. I hope eveyone gets feeling better soon!

Heidi Hamilton said...

We have been dealing with ear infections & strep, but not RSV! So sorry to hear about it. That is scary and frustrating! We'll keep you guys in our thoughts & prayers & hope everyone gets better soon!!

Patricia Potts said...

I'm glad everything will be o.k. Scarry!

ML said...

I hope you all feel better soon. Thank goodness for Grandmas. They are wonderful

Wendy Babcock said...

I totally know how you feel! You try so hard and it still gets the poor babies! Hang in there and you will make it through.

Nicole said...

That stinks! I hope you're all starting to feel better!

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