Friday, June 18, 2010

the scariest thing.

i've been MIA lately because we had a scare with my baby boy and i haven't been able to take my eyes off of him since Tuesday.  Finn is 4 months old and has severe reflux issues.  it's so bad that he was spitting up 40-50 times a day and the only thing the pediatrician would give him was zantac to keep him more comfortable.  well, on Tuesday i was on the phone with my brother and he asked me to read an e-mail he had forwarded to me.  well, my 3 year old started causing a ruckous and when i looked over at her, she was under the jumperoo that Finn was in.  i looked up at Finn and he was white as a sheet , red all around his eyes, eyes were rolling back into his head and he wasn't breathing.  i tried CPR (even though i was in such a panic that i don't even think i did it right) and nothing happened.  then i grabbed our bulb syringe and shoved it in his mouth and ended up sucking out a HUGE amount of mucus and drool.  he started coughing and then crying.  as you can imagine, this was probably the scariest thing i have ever had to deal with.  but i'm so glad that he's still here with me and that God has continued to bless me with my son's life.

*Finn is doing great now and the pediatrician put him on prevacid to keep the reflux more under control.  it has worked wonders so far!



13 comments:

  1. OMG, Aimee! You were so quick to think on your feet and didn't just panic. I wouldn't know what to do if my son wasn't breathing. Good thing you knew to use the syringe. My heart goes out to you and Finn! I hope he is doing better and that prevacid helps long term. I love babies at 4 months old...they are so darn cute! Keep us updated on his progress. :)

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  2. Cindi - i was definitely panicking! it was so scary not knowing if he was dying before my eyes. i'm so thankful that I was able to help him, and that the ped finally listened to me and gave him the prescription he needed.

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  3. Oh my, Aimee! I'm so glad he's okay! Poor little guy! I'll be praying the medicine fixes the reflux issue! :)

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  4. You did the right thing especially in a time of panic. I'm praying for Finn. Good luck with everything and have a great weekend!

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  5. aimee - thanks for the prayers! the prevacid has been working really well the past two days.

    jess - thank you so much! i won't be doing much this weekend, but hopefully we'll get out and do something fun on mon or tuesday when dave has off of work. :)

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  6. What a horrible scary moment Aimee! I am glad to hear that little Finn is feeling better on the new medicine. I will be thinking of you guys this weekend. Take care and hope the Prevacid keeps working well for him!

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  7. sarah - thanks for the thoughts and kind words. the past few two days have been amazing since he started on the prevacid. i too, am hoping it continues to keep the reflux more controlled.
    hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  8. Ah! My heart seriously stopped as I was reading this. You have quick mommy instincts lady! What a scare! I'm glad Finn is doing better. Poor guy. And, poor you! I can imagine that must have been the most terrible experience ever!

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  9. Cat - i sure don't wish that kind of experience on anyone. the worst part was that i didn't know how long he was like that. the pediatrician and i came to the conclusion that he must have been silently gagging because i didn't hear anything. that's why it's such a miracle that i looked over when i did. and i actually have to thank my little girl for being mischievous for once.

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  10. Wow, you are such a great mommy to keep it together for Finn. Choking is so scary. Glad to hear his pedi finally gave him what he needed!

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  11. I just started crying. I couldnt imagine. You are such a great woman and mom. <3 you

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  12. Aimee that is so scary...I couldn't imagine. As another mother I understand how instincts just kick in. I'm so glad your son is doing ok now. You are a great mother!

    I also wanted to say that I was reading about how you have been on a shopping ban. I have a fashion blog as well and realize how its so easy to get caught up in having the newest Anthro item and wanting to spend money to have posts to share. I have been spending more than I realized and am going to cut back. I do wear a lot of the sames things over and over again and I guess sometimes I feel like nobody wants to see that stuff...only the new. So my posts are generally few and far between but that's ok. I'd rather do it that way then be in debt! I also think of you and your clothing ban and it makes me realize that I could cut my spending even more. It's really not about the clothes in many cases when spending money that way...there is usually something more behind it....for me I know and maybe for others too. Have a great day and look forward to reading more from your blog...you are awesome and always look cute!

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  13. Carrie -

    Thank you so much for reading! I love having people comment and tell me what they think of my blog. I started this because I really needed something to do aside from being a wife and mother. I realized not too long ago that over the past 3 years I've lost a lot of my own personal identity and started getting a little depressed that I became one of "those" mom's. I love the fact that my blog has allowed me to connect with other women out there that have some of the same interests as me.

    I'm totally going to check out your blog! I feel like I'd really connect with you from what you've already told me about yourself :)

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