Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Dillon is Sick Again...

Friday evening I started to feel sick - a lot of sinus stuff. Saturday Dillon started to come down with it. He had a ton of extra secretions. On Sunday he threw up. On Monday he threw up twice and after the first time he coughed for about 15 minutes straight. This is our sign - he aspirated. (Food went into his lungs) Last night he had fevers over 99 which is very high for him who is normally in the 96's. He was breathing heavy last night and was just clearly miserable. Today we took him to the doctor. He has pneumonia in his middle right lobe and and an ear infection in the left ear. He is back on antibiotics. However, every time he goes on the antibiotic he gets a horrible yeast rash. Last time it was raw, bleeding, very painful, and left his skin discolored for about 3 months. The doctor also gave us a higher strength anti-yeast cream this time.

Please be praying for him. He is so tired he isn't moving at all. He is only whimpering a little. The poor little guy. My hear breaks for him. He goes through this about 3 times a year. He can't handle the throw up so where you and I would normally be a little sick he ends up REALLY sick! I had NO idea he had an ear infection - we probably wouldn't have known till it started to bleed because he has NO way for showing me. My heart breaks for everything Dillon can't do. But he is in God's hands and God directs us for him. He let us know Dillon needed to see the doctor. Praise the Lord for that!

After the first doctor appointment we had to go to Philly for a neuro check up. He hasn't lost weight but he hasn't gained since September so they are going to increase his food a little. All his blood work came back good. They are pleased over all with how he is doing they don't even need to see him again for a whole year!! :-)

Thank you for praying for Dillon. While you are praying for him- I have a friend who has a 1 year old girl who is in the hospital with pneumonia as well - hers is from RSV though. Please pray for them too!! I know they would appreciate it.

6 comments:

Melissa said...

Thanks for posting an update on Dillon!

Anonymous said...

Oh Tiffany, I am so sorry about Dillon's condition...I hope he is getting better and stronger. I am so proud of you and salute of all the works you have done to take care of him. I'll pray for your family tonight, especially for little Dillon. Love ya, Jety

Anonymous said...

I missed the warning about needing tissues to enter this website. :) I am not dealing NEARLY with what you are, but when I have rough days with my son, and wish that I had different circumstances, I think...if this little boy (that I love so dearly) is in this world, I want to be the one to take care of him, because I don't believe anyone could love and take care of him as I do...and that is why the Lord gave us these children. They are nothing short of a gift (James 1:17). Hope that made sense. Our prayers are with you!

No No Nanette said...

sorry to hear the little man is sick. He was in my prayers today.

Grandpa and Grandma K. said...

Praying for you all. Hope Dillon is doing better today. Lots of love, Grandpa and Grandma K.

Katie said...

I'm praying for his recovery! Keep us updated! I hope YOU'RE feeling better too :)