16 May Back Home… Again…
Makoa is once again back home with us. He was actually released Friday afternoon once the doctors determined that his oxygen levels were high enough that he could breathe on his own without assistance. Makoa had a follow-up appointment with the pediatrician yesterday morning and they said he’s still junky but doing okay.
For us, it’s great to have him home, but we’re still on edge with him. Makoa is still has a ton of mucus and a pretty nasty cough, but the nice thing is the hospital really equipped us with the tools we need to make sure he’s okay. Like I said before, Tiffany has always wanted to be a nurse, so I tell her this is the perfect opportunity because she doesn’t have to go to school and she gets to perform all these procedures. Granted, I think it’s a little different when it’s your child, but I always try to keep it light.
We’ve been doing a wide variety of treatments since Friday. We’re using the nebulizer, the suction machine to get everything out, and the stethoscope to make sure his lungs are clear. It has been very taxing constantly worrying about if he’s breathing okay, does he have too much phlegm, is he comfortable. Hopefully, this thing runs its course and he really starts to clear up this week.
One good thing from all of this is that the doctors have started thinking about a plan of attack for Makoa for the flu season this fall. There’s nothing to do at the moment, but they have brought it up to us and have made it clear that they want to have some preventative measures in place before the bugs start flying around in September. We shall see what happens.
I’m Outta Here!