Friday, August 15, 2008

Jeremiah's Hospital Adventure

When Jeremiah was about 9 days old we found out he had 2 holes in his heart causing a heart murmur. The doctors assumed they would close on their own, so they decided not to anything about it. We were just supposed to keep going to the cardiologist for check ups and keep an eye out for symptoms that he was having trouble.

The last couple of weeks we have noticed a couple of "warning signs." I wasn't too worried, because he was still acting OK, but at his check up I made sure I talked to the doctor about him. His doctor was a little worried, so she sent us out to get an x-ray of his chest/heart. When she called us with the results, she informed us that we needed to go directly to Phoenix Children's Hospital. She said he may be having Congestive Heart Failure.

Jeremiah and I ended up staying in the hospital for 3days/2nights. Hearing multiple times that it looked like Congestive Heart Failure. Then on day 2 he ended up getting a high fever. The poor little guy had to get lots of tests that he didn't enjoy. He was such a trooper! He was so sweet and the hit of the hospital. It was a crazy couple of days. On Wednesday, we finally talked to the cardiologist and he said that he was good to go home.

I know God blessed our little guy, and that's why he is home!

I had a hard time calming him down the first night, so I gave him his monkey to hold. He clung onto that monkey almost the entire hospital visit. The doctors and nurses were amused by such a small baby behaving so well and finding comfort through his little monkey and the music mommy played for him.


Kim said...

I'm so glad you posted about he hospital trip, etc. I've been dying for more details; glad to hear everyone is doing well! See you soon!

Melanie said...

awww, little buddy! what a trooper

JuliaCotten said...

WOW! That is great news that he is doing well, I had know idea. Poor little guy, I'm glad that monkey gave him some comfort.