Mattie was admitted to the hospital yesterday morning. We waited out a horrible snow storm in Kansas City that left the roads impassable. Thursday night and into the wee hours of Friday morning were terrifying. Mattie’s breathing was labored and he began to cough up quite a bit of blood. His need for increased oxygen and his lack of response to breathing treatments, was frightening. All the pharmacies were closed because of the storm as well, so we had no access to additional medication to help him.
We bundled up and loaded him for the snow covered drive to the ER and were on the road by 6am. He was stabilized in the ER, diagnosed with RSV and pneumonia and admitted to the PICU at our wonderful Children’s hospital.
He is receiving increased ventilator support and treatment to help him heal. We could be here for a few days to as long as several weeks. RSV is an ugly virus.
It is difficult to watch him struggle and the coughing fits are so hard to take.
We treasure your prayers.
Mattie resting peacefully, which is what he needs for his body to heal.
Mattie trying to play but not loving how he feels one bit!