Sunday, January 16, 2011

Avoided another hospital stay

I am pretty sure we are out of the woods from another hospital stay for the time being. Bryce has been running a low grade fever around 100.8, since Wed. He had a schedule visit with clinic on Thursday and they stated that it's some type of virus and let it run it's course. They mention to me if his fever reached above 102.5 to call. Well on Friday, when I came home from work he didn't really look to good and was burning up. I took his temp, it was 103.4. Holy Smokes!!!! I gave him some motrin then called the doctor and of course she wanted him in the ER. Well being the kind of parents that really didn't want another hospital stay, Nathan and I took our sweet time packing the bags. I would say 30 minutes lapsed and his fever was already down to 101.3. So we decided to cook a quick dinner and see what it was when we were done eating. It was 99.9. I called Dr. Franks back and told her that we would not be going in that the temp came down to 99.9. She said "Great, since the ER is full of sick kids right now." His fever finally broke around 10:00 pm Friday night.
Yesterday, he didn't do much but sleep. Now today is back to being happy go lucky Bryce, pulling his sister's hair every chance he gets.

Thursday, January 13, 2011


Clinic was a so so visit. He didn't gain weight. Actually, last visit he weighed in at 16.18 lbs and today he weighed in at 16.48. Very disappointing because I really thought he had gained at least a pound by the way he has eaten the past week. He finally started eating a whole jar of baby food (w/ butter) and 6.5 oz of 30 cal formula. He was doing this 4x a day plus his 8 hours of night feeds.
Bryce began running a fever yesterday around noon and it has spiked to 101.7. Clinic said his lungs sounded amazingly clear, his nose and throat look good. He isn't gassy or acting like his stomach hurts. They did a FLU and RSV swap on him just to make sure it's not the beginning of either one. They said that they are pretty confident that it's not one of them so they did not prescribe him any antibiotics.
We are just going to let the fever run it's course and monitor it with motrin and Tylenol. Dr. Franks is on call this weekend, she is not with the CF clinic but we have seen her in hospital. I LOVE her. So our team is going to make her aware of Bryce's situation.
Today is the first day in a long time that Bryce is not wanting to eat. Luckily, we have the g-tube to give him some calories. I didn't force much on him because I don't want him to start thinking that he doesn't have to eat and he can just get full by us pushing it through the tube.
On a positive note, Bryce had his first slice of pizza last night. We didn't give it to him, he actually stole it from my mom while she was eating it. Seriously, he took it out of her hands, then gummed the whole slice.