Friday, August 12, 2011

Interesting Weekend

Two weeks ago, Jon woke up about 4:30am not feeling well and ended up having an "episode" that he's had 2 times before.  His blood pressure was 69/29 and he couldn't stay conscience.  The last time this happened, he stopped breathing briefly twice, but, luckily, that didn't happen this time.  I called 911 and we went to the ER in the ambulance.  They got his blood pressure back up but, again, had no idea what caused it.  He was admitted to the hospital and spend the weekend being tested and monitored.  All tests were normal. We've been told by 3 doctors that we should take him to the Mayo clinic for evaluations. He's going to have some follow-up testing done here first.

On the same day Jon was in the hospital, Joey got a fever.  It was still hanging around at night, so we were told to have him checked out at the ER. He was staying with his grandma & grandpa, so they brought him to the hospital and I met them in ER.  For the second time in the same day, I had a family member in the ER - I had to laugh. 

Joey had blood drawn from his line and from his arm, so he had to get poked and he wasn't happy about it. They have him "special cream" and he didn't feel a thing.  Luckily his labs were high enough that he didn't have to be admitted to the hospital. However, we learned 2 days later that he has an infection in both his blood and his central line.  There is no way to know where it was first.  He had just been off his antibiotic for his sinus infection for about a week and a half, so I was sort of surprised.  He is now getting a very large dose of antibiotic each day through his line.

It has to be injected very slowly, but it must not have been slow enough on the 3rd day.  We were at the doctor's office and he almost passed out as we tried to leave.  We let him rest a little while and then I carried him to the car. An hour later, he was fine.

Here he is giving himself his medicine.

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