On day 3 (Friday) my baby had a bad coughing fit where his oxygen dropped and he went blue. This was witnessed by myself, my husband and my other four kids. The local hospital decided then it was time to transfer him to RCH Brisbane. An IV line and nasal gastric tube was put in and the paediatric retrieval team organised to come collect him.
We reached RCH around two in the morning where he went straight into the high dependency unit. Later that morning he had another bad episode where he required bagging and he was then transferred to paediatric ICU.
After a few day's there we made it back to HDU and then onto the standard ward. I thought we were on the homeward stretch as there was talk about transferring him back to our local hospital but he had another bad episode that night that required the MET team being called and him being bagged again. It is so very scary seeing all those people come running into a room with all their equipment knowing it is for your baby.
This got us transferred back to HDU and then from there we were transferred back to PICU as he repeated his episode again the next night with full MET team responding again. He's had one more episode after that that also required CPR as well as bagging :-( the rest have been smaller and just requiring flow by oxygen support.
We are now day 6 of our second stay in PICU. I've seen my baby boy blue more times then I can remember. I spend my days sitting by his bed so worried about him and feeling useless.
I'm not sure what I'm after by putting this out there. Maybe just a chance to get my feelings off my chest.
I hope my little boy starts recovering soon. It's so hard seeing him struggle to breathe after or during a coughing fit.
And yes my baby boy has had his first needles. And everyone in the family has had their boosters.
Any advice on keeping my supply up during this stressful time? I'm still feeding him but in trying to express at times too for when the time comes and I might have to go home for a night or two.
Edited by twilightangel, 31 October 2012 - 02:53 PM.