I was an irresponsible Mom this weekend! I shouldn't have done something, but I really wanted to do it, so I did. Now I'm paying the consequences!
We had a big weekend planned. Saturday was the Down syndrome Buddy Walk and afterwards we planned on celebrating Gavin's birthday, by having some family and friends over for his party.
Unfortunately, Gavin started out by having a bad morning on Friday. He was really gaggy and spitting up a lot, so I kept him home from school that day. Then, through the night he starting coughing. Here is where I made a bad choice. Instead of keeping Gavin home from the Buddy Walk and canceling his party, I decided to go through with our plans. I really should have called it all off, but I love participating in the walk and we had family coming into town for it, so we took him anyway.
He did fine, but Saturday evening, after the walk and party, he began to get really sick! Our oldest, Jacob, took one look at him and asked me; "Does he need to go to the hospital?" And, this is exactly what I was thinking!
Gavin ended up having a fever of 103 degrees and was coughing his little head off. His oxygen saturations were in the high 80's(he normally is in the mid to high 90's) and he was looking miserable! I felt like such a HORRIBLE Mom!
I almost put him on oxygen, but thankfully, he started to turn around after giving him extra breathing treatments and after doing lots of CPT (Chest Percussion Therapy). He is still coughing lots and still has a fever, but his oxygen sats are staying in the low to mid 90's, so it looks like we are going to be able to keep him out of the hospital for now.
I'm not sure about the whole school thing now. He has had 2 illnesses since starting school this year. I know that school is SO GOOD for him, but is it worth the risk?! I guess, for now, we will give it another chance when he starts feeling better, but the future is not looking bright for Gavin attending school all year long! I detest the cold and flu season! And, it's only just began!
Please pray that Gavin continues to improve and that he doesn't have to make a visit to the hospital anytime soon! THANK YOU!
Thanks SO MUCH to all of you that came out to walk with Gavin's Gang and thank you for all the generous donations! We are so thankful for all of you!
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths." Proverbs 3:5