These are two sounds that drive this Momma crazy!!! I have never liked the sound of coughing! It's kind of like the sound of someone running their nails down a chalkboard to me. But, coughing sounds even worse to me when it's coming from my sweet Gavin. He's doing lots of this today! Poor little man! While the sound drives me nuts, I'm happy to hear it because it means that he is coughing stuff up and it's not staying in his lungs at least. We never give Gavin cough medicine, just for this reason. We WANT Gavin to cough! But, today this sound is wearing on me!
The other sound that I detest is the sound of the oximeter beeping, telling me that his oxygen sats aren't where they should be. Unfortunately, Gavin is still dipping into the 80's at times and I don't like this one bit! Thankfully, the extra breathing treatments are bringing his sats back up, but I wish that they would just STAY THERE!
Gavin does seem to be doing somewhat better though. His fever is gone, he is sleeping less during the day and he is happy again at least!
I haven't brought him to the doctor, because I know that they will want him to be seen at the hospital and I don't feel that this is necessary at this time. Does this make me a bad Momma? I don't think so. I have just learned to know when Gavin needs to be in the hospital and when we can handle his illness at home. So far, so good. I pray that it stays this way!
But, hearing these annoying noises and being mostly stuck inside are turning me into a grumpy Momma!
One thing that is a remedy to my grumpiness is seeing Gavin in footsie pajamas!
Isn't he cute in these?! I LOVE footies pajamas on little babies and children! Unfortunately, Gavin hasn't been able to wear them because he is always hooked up to his feeding pump at night and there is no place for the feeding tube to come through, when PJ's have feet in them.
Joel's Mom and I finally got smart. Between the 2 of us, we figured out a way for him to safely wear them! I've seen kiddos wearing them with the tube sticking out the top of their PJ's, but Gavin would be constantly pulling on it if he could reach the tube. Check out the idea and handy work below!
Joel's Mom ripped out a small part of the seam in the crotch of the PJ's and then she sewed along the torn edges to prevent them from unraveling with wash and wear!
Here is the tubing going through the ready made hole!
I am LOVING Gavin's new footsie pajamas! They are medicine for this tired and grumpy Momma's soul!
"He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name's sake." Psalm 23:3