Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Matthew's home!!!

A 3 year old little boy, 6 days in a Children's Hospital, and 6 medications later equals 1 exhausted mother.

Wednesday night (one week ago), Matthew woke up with a limp on his right leg.  Later that day it progressively got worse to where he could not even stand on it and was in severe pain.  So, off to the Urgent Care, ran blood tests, and then off to the ER.  He had a Septic Hip... basically it is arthritis in the hip that had developed a bacterial infection so there was fluid.  They believe that it could have come from his ear infection that he had a couple weeks ago. 


Thursday morning, they did surgery on his hip to drain and flush all the fluid out of his hip. 

Friday afternoon, he started to develop breathing issues.  Is this his first episode of asthma?  His sister is a severe asthmatic and my husband and I both have asthma.   They began treating him as an asthma patient and also with his orthopedic care from his surgery. 


Saturday, they ran a blood test and his CRP test came back lower than what it was when he was admitted... this is a good thing. This number along with the ESR blood test lets the doctors now if there is an infection or inflamation in the body. 

Monday, they ran another blood test to make sure the CRP and ESR was okay.  CRP came back elevated... more than when he was admitted... not good!  We had to stay another day and hope that the number goes down the next day.  They were thinking that it went up because of the inflamation in his body from his "asthma".


Tuesday, they ran the blood tests again.  Finally, after several days in the hospital, he was discharged from the hospital.  His CRP number went down enough for him to go home. 

Now, Matthew will have to go through a month of antibiotics and another blood test at the end of next week to make sure the infection in his hip gets better.

Some of you were following Matthew's progress on Facebook and I want to send a HUGE THANK YOU for all your thoughts and prayers.  He is doing much better!

32 comments:

  1. Oh my, you must all be exhausted. Take care. All my best to your little one.

    Laurie

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  2. Oh gosh, your poor little man! He's been having a rough couple of weeks, hasn't he? I hope he's on the mend now, and make sure y'all take care of yourselves!

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  3. Oh Angela, you must be so happy to have him home after all that. I hope he gets better and you're able to get a bit of rest. sending you big hugs and best wishes. xo kate

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  4. I am so glad he is doing better! Get some rest yourself I am sure you have earned it. Sending you and your family good thoughts and prayers.

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  5. Oh my goodness...how scary! I hope that every day he continues to improve,

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  6. You don't know me but I wish you the best. PCMC is the best and also the orthopedic surgeons. I should know my daughter has hip problems from birth. We go there often. Good luck.

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  7. I am so happy that he is home! I can't even imagine what you've been going through.

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  8. Poor little guy! and poor mom! You guys have had a roughg start to 2010. I hope things start to look up for you :)

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  9. Glad to hear he is feeling better. Its no fun at all when the little ones are sick especially that sick.

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  10. i'm glad he is now home.. i was reading on facebook & keeping you in my thoughts.. i can only imagine the fear you must have gone through... you are a great mother

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  11. Holy Cow! I had no idea that you were going through all of this. (guess I need to find you on facebook now) You have truely been through the ringer these last few weeks!
    I'm glad to hear that he is doing better now....are you OK?
    ((squeeze))

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  12. oh dear, so glad you are home. having little ones in the hospital is always so stressful.

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  13. I'm so sorry for the ordeal that you and your son have been through. I hope that he continues to improve and will be 100% very soon.

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  14. Wow, such a lot for your little guy. Glad he is home! Take care and hope he continues to recuperate quickly.

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  15. I'm glad to hear that he's on the mend, but poor Matthew must be tired of getting poked! Get some sleep if you can, and know that we're all out here cheering for him!

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  16. oh my goodness.
    poor yosten fam.

    prayers will be said for matthew to be healed.

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  17. My heart goes out to you and your family. Hope your little one feels much better soon!

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  18. Prayers and well wishes for you and your family!Remember to keep up YOUR strength.

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  19. Wow - pretty scary for all of you! It's great that at least Matthew is back at home - home rest can do wonders compared to being in the hospital! Hope you're taking care of yourself too!
    Laurie

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  20. So glad the little fella is doing better and back home. How scary for you all! Hope he continues to feel better. Jenn

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  21. Best wishes for no more hospitals...you sure have been there too much lately! Glad he is feeling better!

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  22. Oh, poor little guy, and poor Mom, too! Hoping for a chance to rest for you, and continued improvement for him. I'll keep your family in my thoughts.

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  23. OHMYGOSH... That poor little fellow, and of course nothing is harder on parents is there? Holy cow. Hope he continues to progress well.

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  24. Oh I am so sorry to hear about your little son....it is so hard when your little ones are sick. I hope it he is better soon. Get your rest so you don't get sick too! Take care! ~Sheri

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  25. It's so scary when they get sick when they are so small...
    I hope he makes a full and quick recovery!

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  26. Oh the poor little dear! I have added him to my prayer list and trust that he will be all better very soon. I tried to find you on facebook but no luck what are you on there under??

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  27. Angela, so glad he is home. When you have children in the hospital nothing else matters. All the worldly stuff just gets set aside and you don't really care. Priorities certainly get put in perspective. I hope you can all have a happy and healthy new year!

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  28. Wow, such a little guy to be feeling so sick. I'm glad to know that he's home and feeling a bit better. I will keep your family in my prayers. Thanks again for helping me tonight with all that you have to do as a mom.

    I thought you'd get a giggle out of my word verification for this comment. It's bakeshou.

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  29. So HAPPY to hear your cute little matthew is HOME and doing well!
    I hope you can get some rest and catch up on sleep!

    My little baby(many years ago) was in NICU for six months. I know it's not FUN! My thoughts are with you!

    Blessings you and best of luck to a speedy recovery!

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  30. Glad your home Matthew!

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  31. Hi, I'm Laura from Italy! I have a blog and I'd wrote a post where is cited also your blog:

    http://chebirba.blogspot.com/2010/01/i-blog-delle-mamme-dallestero.html

    I'd like to invite you to visite my italian blog (on the column on righ there is the link for transalte my blog in numerous languages), bye bye Laura!

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