put brennan down for a nap
nursed brennan when he woke up
went to pediatrician for a "pulse ox" test (tells saturation of oxygen in blood, 90 and above=good)
nebulizer treatment (steam in the face to open airways)
oxygen levels dropped, first to 88%
waited 10 min for oxygen levels to go up
dropped to 83%
doc: we're very concerned, these numbers are really not good
me: sigh, ok
doc: i've called an ambulance and let the hospital know you are on your way
me: which hospital (eyes very wide, mouth may be opened), like st. mark's?
doc: primary children's
me: what? but that's for really serious things
doc: yes, they'll be admitting him for 2-3 days
me: ok (shock setting in now)
doc: we're putting him on oxygen right now until the ambulance arrives
me: can i just drive him there
doc: his numbers are too low, this is an emergency
me: (trying not to cry) ok, let me call my husband
nurse wheels in oxygen tank and baby O-2 mask
me: did i do something wrong? could i have prevented this?
doc: no, no, no, you did everything right (his eyes were very comforting), it's just bad luck
me: (eyes watering, but i actually kept it together, go me!)
doc: this is a routine treatment from here on out. we know how to deal with rsv and everything will be fine:-)
me: (thinking to myself, "ambulance and primary children's don't seem fine, but okay")
EMTs arrived, loaded brennan up, car seat and all.
did you know that's how they transported babies?
the EMT said brennan's color was good so he made him a gloved balloon and took his stats.
did you know ambulances were bouncy?
well, i've been in one, but that story's for another day.
they checked us into the ER at primary children's.
the crazy thing was that sean was already there to do some shadowing hours, so he met the abulance when we arrived. what a life saver!
hooked brennan up, monitored him for 2 hours.
he was such a trooper!
he stayed above 90 almost the entire time:-)
see the blue 95
they let us go (thank you).
we are scheduled for a follow up appointment for tomorrow morning.
do you know how amazing the staff is at primary children's?!
i've heard they are incredible, but it's beyond that.
they are REALLY outstanding.
something you can't explain until you've seen it first hand.