Back in the hospital

We are back in the hospital. On Friday, Tanya noticed that Oliver’s breathing wasn’t quite right. Armed with mother’s intuition and a nursing background, she quickly assessed the situation and took Oliver to the emergency.

The doctors aren’t sure right now what is wrong, it could be an infection, a virus or something wrong with his heart (like a hole in a chamber). It isn’t serious enough for him to be in the PICU (Pediatric Intensive Care Unit), but it is serious enough to have him closely monitored on the Pediatric unit.

Waiting game

We are playing a waiting game right now, waiting for test results. Tanya is spending the weekend at the hospital while I visit for 16 hours at a time (I am not allowed to spend the night, which means I get a baby free house to go home to get 8 hours of undisturbed sleep). Oliver is doing a great job at gaining weight and other then his odd breathing, he is doing very well.

Secret weapon

From the photo, you can see his arm is wrapped up. There is a rigid board wrapped on his arm to prevent Oliver from messing with his IV (like bending his arm). He has however, turned it into a weapon, when he swings that around, watch out, you could walk away with a couple of bruises.

Also, look at those chubby cheeks, a sure sign that he is gaining right track.

Posted from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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