The Hospital and Oxygen Support

Gang, Jax is very sick. On Tuesday night, Jax spiked a fever of 104° and his cough got very bad. I brought him to the pediatrician’s office on Wednesday morning where a chest X-ray confirmed pneumonia. His case is mild, but his weak lungs are not handling the illness well.

He was admitted to Children’s Hospital last night because he just wasn’t getting better. He is lethargic and not eating or drinking. He’s hooked up to IV medications and fluids and that seems to be helping some.

Overnight, Jax’s oxygen levels dropped to 83 and he could not recover on his own.

He was put on oxygen.

His oxygen needs have steadily increased from 1 liter up to 3 liters. Even on 3 liters of oxygen, he is still sating at 89 – 91.

Right now, we’re trying to get him to sit up and play to open up his lungs, but he has very little energy. Jax is too sick to be bored. It is so scary to see our bouncy, cheerful little boy so sick.

It’s been 3 years since Jax has been on oxygen support. Steve and I are having a really hard time seeing Jax on oxygen in the hospital – we had hoped we were safe from this now.

Jax will be in the hospital at least two more days. We don’t know how the rest of our time here will shake out. Please, keep us in your thoughts over the next few days. We are scared parents!