Friday, February 20, 2009

Ugh...Just a Big Fat Ugh....

So Rhett started in with a fever last night. Just low grade nothing big. By 10 am it was 101, and wasn't coming down. I called his ped but he was out of the office. So I called the Dr. on call and they didn't want to touch him with a ten foot pole so they told us to go to the ER.

I went to our local ER, thinking it was nothing big. But then Rhett had a febrile seizure. His temp was 104.6 by the time that happened. They got him cooled down and then took him back for chest xrays. The xrays came back showing that he had pneumonia in his right lung.

So they admitted us. Then the Ped on call at the hospital came in and said that he was worried about his lung collapsing, I told him that if he was worried about that, then we needed to be up at PCMC where they were able to meet his needs better. (We were in a room with NO cardiac or sat monitor.) HELLO? This is Rhett we are talking about here. He's always on a monitor.

So anyhow the Dr felt like Rhett was really super sick so he sent him up to PCMC via ambulance. Now the Dr's up here feel like this pneumonia is nothing worse than what he has had in the past, and that it can be treated at home.

So I am ticked off that I even went to the hospital down there to begin with. I just thought he had like an ear infection or something, that they would give us an antibiotic and send us home.

Instead they freaked about something that to us is no big deal, and now I have been in the hospital for over 12 hrs with a 3 yr old who is pissed off that everyone keeps bugging him.

So long story short, since Rhett's O2 levels have been good, and since his fever broke, I think I have them talked into letting us go home.

I haven't forgot about the contests its just that we are moving, and Rhett's been sick, and we don't have any internet. I am using the hospitals right now.

We should have internet in the new place next week.

Sorry for leavin ya'all hangin.



momtojesse said...

Thank you for updating your blog. We have all been worried. What is wrong with that hospital? No cardiac montitor for Rhett. I hope Rhett starts to feel better and that you can get some rest. Hugs to you and sweet Rhett.

Colleen said...

I hope he gets better soon and there is no other complications!

mom26kids said...

so rhett is sick and the whole run around thing would piss me off too. hope you are home or on your way
hugs angie

Niksmom said...

Hope the little guy is on the mend soon! Nik doesn't have pneumonia but we ended up on the weekend plan. MIGHT go home tomorrow; it all depends on Nik, of course.

Debbie Yost said...

Argh! That is so frustrating. I'm glad it didn't turn out to be too bad, but sorry it didn't get smoother. I hope he's feeling better real soon.

Carter Family said...

Girl, I ought to drive all the way UT and knock you out for even worrying about the giveaways.... and while Im there I'm gonna kick that lil redneck hospitals butt for what they just put you guys through,

Hopefully you guys will get home safely and rest and start feeling better soon.

Rub Buddah's belly!

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Julie said...

I hope he's feeling better soon and you both get some rest! Take care of yourselves!

Wendy's Mom said...

I was worried that something was going on with Rhett! I just had this feeling. I was hoping you were just busy moving and not blogging though!
What you went through is why I hate going to the smaller hospitals because they just do not get it when someone is really sick with odd things. They are good for short term illnesses! LOL!!
I try to press folks on the PH Website to go to a Hospital that understands PH and complicated Heart problems because the small ones do not understand the problems that can arrise.
You now have found this out first hand! However, they are a hospital and they should know it all. Right!!
Well at least you got to PCMC and found out it is not as bad as the other one thought it was and possibly could be going home. That is good to hear and worth while.
Keep us posted about Rhett, and PLEASE do not worry about any drawings. WE all understand!!


BTW, I am the one that deleted the comment. It had way to many typo's (YES even more than normal! LOL!) So I deleted it and started over!! LOL!!

Lacey said...

Hey I would have kept you busy, I've been sitting at the house on the hill for two days now. I totally know how you feel because sometimes I feel like I can watch Jax fine from home. But then again if he tanks than we are toast.

Rachael said...

what a pain, hope you all are back to normal soon.

Brenda Jean said...

Howdy:) I stopped my to welcome you to SITS. I am SO sorry you had to go through all that. I can't imagine how dang frustrating that would be. Ugh. Doctors not communicating is one of my big pet peeves.

Megan said...

I hope that he's doing better by now!!!!

carolyn q said...

With all that you got going on. . .when you get a second can you give me a call. 372-2255.

TMI Tara said...

Sorry for getting the runaround. I just hope you and Rhett get some good rest and feel better very soon.

Lacey said...

I have Rhetts blankie. Call me so we can get together.

Tiff said...

THat's one scary night!!! Poor guy! I hope he gets better fast!

Dee said...

OH man..I'm sooo sorry!! The last thing you need to worry about is the just worry about getting him better!

I see this was posted a few days ago(I'm super sick myself and SOO behind) So HOPEFULLY he's feeling better by now?

Keeping Rhett in my thoughts and prayers!

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