Monday, August 3, 2009

Prayers for Evan

So today has been one crazy, terrible day. For those of you who haven't heard, Evan was admitted to the hospital today. He was fine last night and then when we got him up for a feeding really early this morning he was breathing kinda funny. And then he wouldn't eat and he was really lethargic. We tried to wake him and feed him, but he just wouldn't. So we called the on call doc who suggested we take him to the ER just to be safe.

So we took him to the ER and we're so glad we did. Evan really wasn't doing very well and the ER Dr started ordering lots of different tests for him and they put him on an IV to get him fluids since he wasn't eating. Basically the Dr was afraid he had either some respiratory distress or meningitis. So they sent us up to the peds floor to get more testing and monitoring done. Before we knew it, he was surrounded by nurses and doctors and was being prepped for a spinal tap.

When the results came back, it was confirmed that our little guy has bacterial meningitis. Needless to say, we've had a really long, hard day. They wanted to life flight him up to Primary Children's Hospital, but they were full. So they cleared out a room for him in the NICU where he could be isolated. And that's where he is now and will probably be for the next month or so. He's doing as well as we can hope he can be and really being a little trooper. He's had 4 different antibiotics, a steriod, blood pressure and heart medicine, food, and other different IVs throughout the day. It's been a rough day, but he's really hanging in there.

We'd really appreciate any prayers in Evan's behalf. He has a long ways to go and could use a little help. We love him so much and are eager for a full recovery so he can join us at home again.

17 comments:

Holly Mount said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Debbie gave us the details when she stopped by this evening-- So sorry to hear the troubles your sweet little boy is having.

Angie said...

You're in our prayers! We love you and wish him the very best recovery!

kat said...

I'm so sorry to hear that he is so sick. That must be such a scary thing to experience as a new parent. We will definitely be keeping you and Evan in our prayers.

Natalie said...

Oh my goodness! I cannot imagine what you must be going through. I will definitely be thinking of you guys. I hope everything goes well and that he gets better as soon as possible!

shayne said...

Oh no Britt! I hope he gets better! Matt is doing a neonatal rotation right now and spends all of his time with all of the little NICU babies. We will definitely keep him in our prayers!

marcystroup said...

I just wanted to say I'm sorry this is happening. Little Evan is definitely in my prayers and thoughts. Brittnie, stay strong. I love you. Stay close to the Lord and he will bless you.

Sarah said...

Rob told me yesterday. I'm so sorry you three have to go through this but I'm sure it will all turn out for the best. We will continue to pray for you guys and please, please let us know if we can bring anything or lend our support in any other way. Don't be afraid to ask for help if you need it!

Brittany said...

We heard...I am so sorry! I can't imagine. I'm glad they were able to get him the help and individual attention that he needs. We're praying for you.

Lisa said...

Jenny told us about this because of her constant contact with Ryne :). I was so sorry to hear about anything affecting your beautiful baby boy. He is definitely in our prayers. Please keep us in mind if you need help with anything - dinners, a little help around the house, a shoulder to cry on, whatever. We live very close to you guys. We love you!

Larsen Family said...

he is definitely in our thoughts and prayers. i am sorry to hear that. i know how it is so have a child in the NICU. Be strong. call if you need anything! love you guys

Maryblog said...

We are praying for all of you. He is so adorable you guys! Congratulations. You guys are so amazing! Let us know if there is anything we can do! Marybeth and Robbie

Alicia said...

Have been praying for and thinking of you since the minute we found out yesterday. Can't get you guys off our minds...

We love you, and pray for the quick recovery of your little one.

Love,
Alicia and Brian

Dean, Andrea, and Tanner said...

Holy Cow Brit! I'm so sorry! We will definitely be praying for you!! Keep us updated. We love you!

Gillian said...

Brittnie! I'm so sorry you're dealing with a baby in the hospital. I will definitely keep you guys in my thoughts and prayers. I know you'll be very busy and occupied, but please keep us updated.

Jeff and Kandis said...

He is absolutely adorable Britt!!!
Evan is in our prayers, we love you guys!

lacy rane said...

You three will be in our prayers. We hope you'll be at home together soon.

Brad and Hailey said...

Brittnie,

I was so shocked to read this and I am sorry you had to experience this. I know first hand how scary it is to have a little baby in the NICU and I am so glad to hear that he's home with you guys now. I am grateful Heavenly Father was there for you and helped him recover. What a crazy experience huh? I'm glad everything ahs worked out for you guys though and he's doing so well!

Hailey