Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Newest news

Camden has H1N1 for certain. The test came back positive so they are starting him on Tamiflu. Problem is, I noticed a BIG change in him when he was breastfeeding while I am on the Tamiflu--I think it is upsetting his stomach. We have been formula feeding him for the past two days and he is doing much better that way, but I am nervous that it is the Tamiflu that is causing him so much discomfort and pain. We will see what happens. I am requesting that we stay until we know how he reacts to the medication. I want to make sure he is keeping food down and eating regularly still so that we don't go home and have him dehydrated again.

My advice for the day is trust your instincts mothers. I have never felt so sheepish and paranoid as I have in the last several days while trying to explain that something is wrong with my boy. The doctors told me he was not showing symptoms strictly of the swine flu. They talked with the infection disease control person who also didn't feel he has it. I knew the tests would prove otherwise but just had to wait. I could tell certain doctors thought I was off base, but I will truly be grateful forever to the pediatrician who decided to admit us to the hospital because without him, I do not feel we would be reporting good news at all right now. So far, my instincts have been right, when the Drs may not have been. Just trust your instincts--the Spirit will guide you as He has me.

6 comments:

Janice Warthen said...

Meghan,
We are praying for your little cutie, and we are praying for you and your strength. It will get better, but until we hear that it is so, we will keep praying. He is a doll.
Janice W.

Jessica said...

Good for you! Sometimes it is hard to trust instinct when everyone else is telling you otherwise. Good luck Meghan! Hope he feels better REAL soon!

Cristi said...

Way to go on pushing the doctors...I had a similar experience this last week. I hope your little boy is feeling better soon. He is SO cute by the way :)

Michelle said...

Oh how scary for you! I'm so glad he is doing better than he was. I hope you are all feeling well soon.

The Gonzales 'Ohana said...

Meghan,
Good for you...trusting your "motherly instincts". What a blessing. Praying for a speedy recovery for your sweet baby and strength for you. Take care!

llcall said...

I just got back into town and am catching up on blogs...I can't believe what a tumultuous time you've been going through!!! So sorry to hear about all the illness and pain traveling around your little family. But I'm impressed with your strength throughout and I pray that these times will be behind you very soon!