What a day! I'm emotionally and physically exhausted. My baby has been sick for a couple days with a fever and bad cough. He spit up blood this morning, which made me panic. I immediately took him to the doctor. After 5 hours in the hospital, they told me he had pneumonia. My poor baby is bruised from having unsuccessful blood draws in both arms and a successful one in his head. He had to have a catheter, chest xray and a test by a respiratory therapist where a tube was stuck down his throat. No fun. When they are this little, it is so sad.
Baby D was a trouper. He cried when they started to draw blood from his head, but then, through tears, he tried to smile and coo and the nurses. They told me it was so hard to poke a baby who was trying so hard to be happy. He really is the sweetest baby.
We are home from the hospital now, thank heavens. Hoping we can keep his fever down so we don't have to go back in tonight. We have an appointment in the morning to see if he's improved from the antibiotic shots they administered.
Thanks to all of you who emailed and called. It really meant a lot to know that so many of you cared. Please excuse my absence while I take care of my sweet babe.