Thursday, March 24, 2011

Glad To Be Home

We had quite a spring break. Let me tell you about the week leading up to it. Jackson and Brayden both came home the Tuesday before Spring Break sick. Jackson with fever and Brayden with a terrible virus. So after both home for that week from MDO, we went into another week at home for Spring Break. It would have been fine, but on Friday, Jackson started with "the virus" and Brayden, Drew, & I all started a terrible cough. By Monday, Drew & Brayden had fever. We went to the doctor on Tuesday and were sent home. Brayden tested negative for the flu so they assumed we all had the same respiratory virus. Wednesday, Drew just seemed to be struggling too much for my comfort so I took him to Cook Children's Pediatric Urgent Care in Hurst. Once they finally called us back for his vitals, we were rushed to a room and he was immediately put on oxygen. Come to find out, he had an ear infection and influenza with secondary bacterial pneumonia (most likely Mycoplasma pneumonia). He was transported by ambulance to Cook Children's hospital where we spent the next week.

He was such a trooper. Only cried when putting in the IV after the 2nd try. :( I just felt terrible for him. Here are some pictures from his stay in the hospital. You can tell when he starts to feel better. He loved getting his breathing treatments and was even caught holding the mask when the Respiratory Therapist was there. They also did CPT (chest physio therapy) where they "beat" on his chest and back to loosen the mucus in his lungs from the pneumonia. He was the best patient and all the nurses, doctors, and paramedics loved our boy!

While we were in the hospital, Brayden was also diagnosed with pneumonia and I was treated for walking pneumonia as well. The only two to not get it was Jackson, who was already on antibiotics for his ear infection, and Jason. Thankfully, my mom came up right away to helpSave Now keep the house going while I stayed at the hospital. Jason did a great job taking care of the boys also. Needless to say, it was a spring break we won't forget. We are all home and doing much better.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Way To Long

I had no idea I hadn't blogged since Drew was born 3 months ago. Wow. I'm just a little behind.

Well, Drew Peyton Banks was born 12/14/2010 weighing 7lbs. 2 oz. and 19 1/2 inches long. He is just beautiful, sweet, and we love having him in our family.

Jackson and Brayden (more so, Brayden) are loving having a little brother. Life with 3 little boys is definitely busy, but I wouldn't want it any other way.