"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
--Jeremiah 29:11

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Now Protected From RSV

Conway has been given his November Synagis vaccination to protect against RSV, a dangerous illness that cardiac children are more succeptible to. Since he is so big, he had to get two shots, one in each thigh. Jen, his nurse, said that this shot burns going in. He cried and didn't like it one bit.

He got weighed and his weight has dropped. She was here on 11/1 and his weight was 21 lbs. 2.5 oz. Today it was 20 lbs, 7 oz. She isn't too concerned since he doesn't seem to be throwing up more than before and she said before we get all alarmed we'll see what he weighs next week. I told her that Dr. Brady has adjusted his feeds and he now receives 200 mL less per day with the new schedule.

This morning there was some blood in his vomit. It was bloody mucuous, mostly brown, but a little pink. It was a small amount. I saved the wash cloth and pajamas that it had gotten on and showed the nurse. She said it was probably just some irritation either in his esophagus or his stomach. We are to watch it and call the doctor if it persists or increases.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Dear Erin,

I'm so happy that you were able to take the children to the park and actually be "normal" there. I wish I had seen Connie on the swing. He is so precious when he's excited about something and liking it. Mary Kathleen is so sweet with him - she is so gentle and soft spoken with him. And he loves every minute of her attention. I bet he'll be mimicing her actions soon. She said she is going to show him how to crawl. He did so well with the little fork and spoon this afternoon, I'm so anxious to see him progress - my goodness, look how far he's come the month he's been home, You are doing such a great job with him and I am so proud of your patience with both children. You have much on your plate right now and I know God will be with you every step of the way, guiding you and holding tight to you.

Love, MOM