Saturday, March 2, 2013

Hospital Again

So about three weeks ago Levi had an ear infection and virus with a lot of congestion and trouble breathing.  By the time he finished the antibiotic he was fine.  A couple days later he developed congestion way down in his throat that we weren't able to suction out.  I assumed it was a virus and kept waiting for it to pass.  During this time he had several instances of what looked like coffee grounds in his vomit, and then that too passed.  The last two days he's been on only fluids, so I was very concerned when he threw up a brown substance.  Mom and I both thought it looked like old blood, or maybe even stool.  We brought him to the ER and when he threw up we were able to catch it in an emesis basin and send it to the lab.  It was positive for blood.  So we spent the night in the hospital and Levi has been only on IV fluids since midnight.  The doctor may want to perform an endoscopy this morning.  This is where they send a tube with a camera on it down his throat to check for tears/abnormalities in the esophagus and other areas.  I hope they decide to do it, I'm very concerned to know where the blood is coming from. 

Fortunately, Levi has been in high spirits and charming all the nurses.  Taking him off Miralax was the best thing we could have done.  Our happy little guy is back, even happier than before!  Thank God!!  Please keep him in your prayers.

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