Sunday, January 28, 2007

I hate hospitals......

The past few nights Rhett's sats have been really low, I have contribiuted it to the poor air quality that we have right now. Then his heart rate shot through the roof and he spiked a fever of 103. Ok, maybe it isn't the air quality. I have felt like there was something wrong other than his teeth, but tried to ingnore my mommy instict. When I finally gave in and called the Dr. He said that I should probablly trust it and take him up to PCMC. We were both thinking that there might be something wrong with his heart again.....oh how wrong we were.

When we got to the hosptial, they bumped him to a room right away, and this ER was FULL to the brim of sick kids. They took some xrays, put him on oxygen, looked in his ears and told me that he had pnmounnia and an ear infection. He asked if we wanted to be admitted, and I said no, because we have oxygen at home, and we can just give him the antibiotic. So he says, ok, and goes to get the nurse to release us. Well an hour and 15 min he comes back in with a picture of Rhett's xray, and shows me that Rhett's intestines are going up into his chest cavity, courtsey of a hole in his abdominal wall.

This is very rare condtion called Morgagni Hernia...(google that word and see all of the fun things THAT brings up!) The Dr's in the ER seem to think that it is a complication from his open heart surgery that he had last year. Never heard of that either. Everything that I can find says that it is a congenital defect. Who knows. So now he wants to admit us again, until the surgeon can look at him on Monday. I explain to him that we live right behind a hospital in our area, and if anything goes wrong we can have him there in less than 30 seconds.

So the Dr. says that he trusts me based on the sole fact that I noticed the change in breathing, sats, and heartrate and took him up there to begin with. So he lets us go home with the promise that we will call the surgeons tomorrow first thing in the morning. Nice to know that a Dr. trusts me with my own kid eh??? Anyways so that is where we are at in life.....and here is a picture of Rhett's insides just for you!!!! the black shadow stuff on the right side is the intestines going up into the chest, and the metal thingys that you see are the wires from his open heart surgery......that's how they put ya back together after they open your sternum up....CRAZY STUFF!!!!!!

3 comments:

Bennetts said...

poor little guy!
If you need anything let us know. Dusty is only 10 mins away from his work. I can always have one of the kids watch Chase too and be there in 30 mins.

bookworm said...

Aw shoot. I will be thinking of you guys...

Jodie said...

Oh my goodness! We will be praying for Rhett. What a scary thing for all of you! It's funny, we live in NY State now but we spent five years in SLC. When you mentioned PCMC, I knew exactly where you meant. They have good doctors there, as you know. I pray all goes well and Rhett will be his happy self soon.