Friday, January 29, 2016

There's a first time for everything

As many of you know, Brinkley was born 6 weeks early.  On top of that, he has a heart defect and Down Syndrome.  All of those things can contribute to respiratory issues for children.  Not to mention the fact that I am asthmatic and struggle with chronic respiratory issues and that may give him more of a tendency as well.  Because of all of this, he qualified for the RSV vaccine for two years.  Boy am I glad that he did!  

Sunday he wasn't feeling well and through the night he started running a temperature of 104. He continued to run 103+ fevers all day Monday.  Tuesday morning we saw the pediatrician who admitted us to the hospital.  After a chest x-ray and lab work, we learned that he had RSV.  This is the first time he has had RSV.  This is awful!  I am so glad that he didn't get this as a baby.  I honestly don't know that he could have dealt with it as fragile as he was.

Last night was rough!  HIs oxygen levels decreased drastically and by this morning, he was running a fever of 105. We have had lots of commotion in our room this morning with the residents, nurses, and our pulmonologist coming in and out to check on him.  They want to move him to ICU, but there are no beds available, so we are on the list to go if a room becomes available.  In the meantime, he is wearing his cpap with a new mask.  It looks like a hazmat mask!  With several meds the fever has broken and he is resting.  

We covet your prayers as he is miserable!  

Hazmat Brinkley


  1. Praying for this sweet baby boy! Love from ,Andy and Beth

  2. Oh Crystal! I am so sorry for such a rough time. We are lifting Brinkley up in prayer. Breaks my heart. We miss him at school! Amy Bell