His lungs and cough have sounded a lot more full and junky today. Thankfully our afternoon helper is a nurse and brought her stethoscope. She could hear the congestion had "filled" his lungs to the very top, whereas yesterday it was only lower in his lungs. So, after calling the doctor and searching several pharmacies for a mucolytic to break up the nastiness he's struggling to breathe over, we finally found what we needed at Kroger of all places. Last week at the hospital it really seemed to help him turn the corner and get better a lot faster. The breathing treatments haven't helped a whole lot, but we're borrowing a nebulizer for the inhaled mucolytic and giving him one of his inhalers that way instead. It may help; we sure pray so. He is definitely worse today than yesterday, but thank God he's still satting well on the one liter of oxygen and he slept well last night, even during his 4 a.m. treatment. We're still doing them around the clock; SO thankful for help with the other babies, especially after tonight! I am also so very, very grateful for Sam's calmness and experience and hard work with Seth despite not feeling well herself. Please pray she can recover from her own raw throat and sinus drainage, poor girl!
Love and gratitude,
|Thanks for bringing the nebulizer over and leaving the game for it, Jennifer!|
|Gracie with food on her face yesterday|