Friday, April 15, 2011

They havent seen any signs of fungus yet.  It looks like we may be dealing with a very rare bacterial infection.  We dont know much more than that yet because these things can take up to a week to grow.  In the mean time they started him on two strong antibiotics for bacterial infections until we know exactly what we are dealing with.  Through the night Skyler continued to be really croupy and his oxygen would drop to the low 80's really fast if he didnt have the blow by oxygen right up next to him.  This morning they decided to pull his chest tube, because the less plastic in him the better.  This was traumatizing for him.  He just kept saying over and over "Quit doing this to me, you are hurting me so bad!"  He actually did better than I would have.  They couldnt get the stitch out so they were digging the scissors right into the hole in his chest.  It took everything in me to not knock those scissors from her hands.  I never thought a 4 year old would be my hero, but Skyler is.  He is the epitome of strength and courage.  He has had to grow up too fast but he has handled it well.  Thank you Skyler for being such a great example to your mother and everyone around you.  I love you with all my heart and Im so proud of you.  You have had to do so many hard things, more than any one person should have to go through in a life time but yet you still are a shining light to so many. 

8 comments:

Brit said...

sweet boy!! lots of love and prayers your way! you are BOTH so strong.

susi and adam said...

awe...... that picture of Skyler is soooo cute. I hope and pray that the antibiotics get rid of the infection. He is my hero now too. I'm praying and I'm asking my friends to pray for him too. You are an amazing Mom. God bless you both.

lea said...

What a brave brave boy! Your a wonderful mommy...thats how he got so sweet! I am praying all goes well, and he recovers quick...hang in there!

Amanda said...

He is braver then I am. We love you Skyler and we think of you all day every day.

Chelsea said...

He is definitely a hero! What a brave little guy. We love you both and we are hoping Sky makes a quick recovery and you guys can get out of there soon! XOXOXO

Kristin said...

I hope they will figure out what it is very soon and you can go home infection-free. Yes, he IS a hero.

Erin said...

Skyler, one day you will read your mom's blog, and you'll realize what a strong and courageous boy you really are! And what a great mom you have too!

No fungus is great news! I will keep praying that the antibiotics are the right ones for his infection.

Love Erin & Nolan

cjmom said...

Fresh courage take! You both are daily in the prayers of many people.