Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Medical scare for Marcus

We are even more thankful to have our sweet son, Marcus, after a close call with him on Monday March 4th. He stopped breathing after a feed and turned blue and limp. We were able to resuscitate him before the paramedics arrived (the wonders of CPR!) but it was an awful scare. The ambulance took us to the hospital where Marcus was admitted for observation and testing to rule out infection. He is stable and doing well - we are so thankful! We hope to be discharged on Thursday. Thanks for your thoughts and prayers!

Update - March 7th: Marcus was discharged from the hospital today with no concern about infection!

Update - March 11th: An Ear, Nose and Throat specialist determined that Marcus has a throat defect that caused him to stop breathing. Laryngomalacia is an excess of tissue in the throat that makes it difficult to breathe after swallowing. Marcus has a "moderate" case that he will most likely grow out of, but he is back on the monitor 24/7 so that we can be alerted when he stops breathing. We now have several apnea episodes per day, during and after feeds. The monitor tells us to remind Marcus to breathe, well before he turns blue. Marcus is keeping us on our toes but doing great. Please continue to pray for complete healing!

Update - May 6th: No more apnea! Marcus has been apnea free for a few weeks and is now officially off the apnea monitor! 

1 comment:

  1. Oh my goodness! I'm glad he's ok. That is terrifying. About a week after we brought our son home he got very sick with a fever so we went straight to the ER. It was such a scary time.