Raising a Blended Family

Emergency hospital visit

on November 28, 2012

So this afternoon, Pax decided to stop breathing. Twice. He was in his swing and Shorty looked over and he was gasping for air and his lips were blue. Holy fucking shit. She grabbed him up and turned him over on his stomach and patted him on the back, hard. After thirty seconds or so he drooled a bit and gasped for air. Thank god. I was running around frantically grabbing shoes and Addie for a trip to the hospital when he did it again, sitting in shorty’s lap. Thirty seconds of open mouth gulping like a fish but no breathing. And then he started again.

Needless to say, we are at the children’s hospital here. They have poked, prodded, drawn blood and made him scream multiple times but they’re not sure what caused it yet. The primary candidate is a virus- apparently there are viruses out there which can cause babies younger than 2 months to stop breathing and those same viruses mimic the symptoms of a cold (which he has). They’re doing cultures but the results won’t be back until tomorrow. In the meantime, they’re keeping him here overnight.

If you could pray for us, or send good juju, or positive energy, or whatever it is you do, we’d really appreciate it. Seeing my newborn baby with blue lips not breathing… I’ve never been so scared in my entire life. We need all the help we can get.


18 responses to “Emergency hospital visit

  1. Prayers and love coming your way! I hope they get this situated in the morning. It sounds terrifying!

  2. X says:

    Hoping they figure it out and that all is well in the end – I can’t imagine how scary that must of been.

  3. jessie says:

    Holy hell that’s scary! I’m glad you’re at the hospital. Keep us posted!

  4. How very, very scary. You are all in my thoughts.

  5. Terrifying. Will be thinking of you and hoping you never, ever see that again.

  6. amy says:

    man oh man, thank god he’s got 2 mommies that are totally amazing parents and who act quickly. he’s certainly in the right place even though its no fun to stay in the hospital. wishing him and his mommies a speedy recovery.

  7. weddedwife says:

    Sending you strength.

  8. lesboparentstobe says:

    How terrifying! Thinking of you all. Please let us know how he’s doing when you can. Hugs.

  9. SotOhana says:

    oh jeebus! I’m so sending prayers your way right now. Keep us updated, please!

  10. Meela says:

    Very scary. Glad you were with him and saw it when it happened. And glad the hospital are now monitoring and investigating it. I hope they can get him treated and back to normal ASAP. Must have been very frightening for both of you. X

  11. Sending good juju your way!!

  12. omg! sending strength and support to all of you!

  13. Alison says:

    Oh no, how scary! I hope things are looking up/the MD’s have some answers today!

  14. Liz says:

    OMG so terrible! Sending you LOTS of good juju and love!

  15. allison-lee says:

    Oh my goodness! How terrifying! I hope all is well.

  16. Isa says:

    that is terrifying! I’m so glad you were watching him when it happened–praying for quick answers and a quicker recovery!

  17. zunzunbobo says:

    thinking of you guys…hope everything is ok…

  18. C Storm says:

    oh man…all best thoughts flowing in your direction.

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