Saturday, April 19, 2008

Update on Felix

First - thanks to all for your concern. This has been tough and it's nice to know that people care. :)

Felix has been responding well to his treatments, and even though he hates being hooked up to wires and tubes and such, he is pretty cheerful. I guess that means the asthma attack is past its worst. Essentially, being on the bike ride on Thursday morning (probably the cold and being strapped in and crying so hard against it) triggered an asthma attack that lasted till sometime last night after he'd been given a whole bunch of steroids for his lungs.
Brent stayed with Felix last night so I could go home and sleep (the cot in the hospital combined with all the beeping of various alarms wasn't going to give me nearly enough rest) and I feel much better today. And since Felix has responded well to the drugs, he's feeling much better too. He also got a bath today that he really enjoyed.
I missed the doctor's visit this morning, but Brent said that if Felix is still responding so well to everything he might be able to go home tomorrow morning. I'm not going to cross my fingers yet, but I'm guessing it'll be either tomorrow afternoon or the next morning. There is a light at the end of this tunnel...


Karin said...

We're glad that everything is looking better and that the little one can breathe easier. Know that we are praying for you and thinking of you. :-) Breathing difficulties and babies are not a good mix (speaking from experience). :-( We love you!

Laurie said...

Aww, your sweet baby!!!

My heart sincerely broke to read the news. I hope you two are holding up OK and that Felix has a super speedy recovery!

Love you!

Michelle said...

Yeah for getting better! Is this asthma thing going to be an on-going concern or was it a one-shot nightmare? I hope it was just a combination of things and not something you have to deal with continually. I'm glad you were able to get some sleep. It sounds like all of you could use it. And it sounds like a girls' night is definitely in order soon!

Succubus and Saint said...

Glad to hear things are looking better for Felix and you.