Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Prayer Request

Kyle was admitted to the hospital yesterday. What started out as a cold took a turn for the worse on Sunday night and Kyle’s breathing became quite labored. We took him to his pediatrician first thing Monday morning, and she called an ambulance to transport him to the hospital.


Kyle was admitted to ICU and it was soon discovered that he has some sort of infection in his lungs. Yesterday was spent running all sorts of tests to determine what type of infection he has, which will then let the doctors know how to treat him. So far his influenza and RSV tests have come back negative; we should have the results for the remaining cultures tomorrow.


We are hopeful that Kyle will be moved out of ICU and into a regular room sometime today. The next step will then be to start weaning him from oxygen support. Kyle has to be off of oxygen for 24 hours before they will consider releasing him.


In addition to blood work, vitals, etc., Kyle is receiving steroid breathing treatments every other hour to help open up his airways. While these have helped a ton, it also means he has had very little sleep. Kyle has a nasal cannula (breathing tubes) taped to his face/nose, an IV in one arm (which he has pulled out twice) and a blood pressure cuff on the other arm, heart and respiratory rate leads attached to his chest, and a pulse oximeter hooked up to his foot. The poor guy is covered in wires and does not like it one bit. It’s impossible to try and explain to a 21 month old that they are helping him get better, so he is spending a good amount of time trying to pull off the various contraptions. It breaks my heart to see him so miserable.


Please say a prayer, not just for Kyle, but for the other children here at the hospital as well.
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Leaning on Him,


25 comments:

OHmommy said...

Oh no. Of course, Jennifer, you and Kyle and your family and all of the other kids are in my prayers.

I will be praying hard for all of you tonight. Sending many hugs and keep me updated. xoxo

Kat said...

Oh no. That poor baby. Of course I'll say many prayers.

Fire Hunt said...

Prayers we will do for all of you.

Tiffany said...

Poor little man. I'll be sending prayers your way. Keep us updated!

careysue said...

I am so sorry-it has to be so scary for him.

I will definitely be saying prayers for him and the other kids in the hospital.

(((((HUGS)))))

Stephanie said...

Prayers are headed to all of the patients! (including sweet Kyle!)
I am so sorry that you, Kyle and the fam are having to go throught this. HEres to a speedy recovery. Please keep us posted
(((hugs)))

Sarah said...

Praying hard for the poor sweet boy... hopefully the docs can get him fixed up soon!!

Kristie said...

Oh no I am sorry to hear this. I hope and pray he gets better soon.

Mandy said...

Thoughts and prayers.

xo

Lisa@verybusymomwith4 said...

Oh that's terrible!

I hope he is doing OK now--you and your family are in our prayers :)

Glenda, saved by grace said...

I pray God's will and a speedy recovery!
♥ Glenda

Nan said...

We are praying for a swift recovery for Kyle and strength for you and your family!

Twinkletoes said...

I am so sorry you are (all) going through this. I will positively keep Kyle and the other children in my thoughts and prayers.

Stephanie said...

My thougths and prayers are with you and your family. Please keep us posted on the little guy...

Anonymous said...

DEAR JENNIFIER
I WAS SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT KYLE AND HOPE BY NOW HE IS FEELING BETTER AND HOME FROM THE HOSPITAL. LET ME KNOW HOW HE IS DOING. I THINK OF HIM OFTEN AND HARD TO BELIEVE HE IS 21 MONTHS OLD, THEY GROW UP SO FAST.

LET US KNOW WHEN HE COMES HOME FROM THE HOSPITAL AND HOW HE IS DOING. I WILL BE PRAYING FOR HIM.

LOVE & PRAYERS, AUNT SANDRA

carrie said...

Sending you positive thoughts for Kyle's recovery. I hope that things are starting to look up.

careysue said...

Just checking in to see how Kyle was doing...

Praying for your little guy!

matt said...

I am so late in posting, but you guys will be in my thoughts anyway. Hope everything is OK.

Susan said...

You'll be in my thoughts and prayers.

OHmommy said...

How's he doing?

Erin said...

How is Kyle now? Prayers for your lil man as always.

Fire Hunt said...

Is Kyle home and how are you all doing?

E and T said...

Given that I am catching up on your blog now and it has been a little while since you wrote this post, I am hoping that Kyle is recovering well now.

I am sorry to hear that Kyle has been unwell and I will certainly pray for Kyle and the other children in the hospital.

Lots of love
Elise

Sarah said...

Still sending good thoughts your way...

Lisa@verybusymomwith4 said...

Haven't heard anything so I wanted to check in--how is Kyle. He is still in prayers!