We knew it’d happen eventually…

Hi, everyone,

Jack isn’t doing too well today.  He was admitted to the hospital again on Monday night with several medical issues.  He’d started needing more oxygen in order to maintain his O2 levels, never a good sign.  Then, Monday, he had some low grade fevers and an increased heart rate.  We brought him to the ER when he started vomiting and the fever became quite high.  Turns out he has several things:  continued tracheitis infection, another ear infection, rhinovirus (common cold) and something called para-influenza virus, which is apparently sweeping northern DE, since the hospital is packed with cases of it, right now.  

Jack is on a pretty broad-spectrum antibiotic via IV, which hopefully will help the ear and tracheitis.  As for the viral stuff, it just has to run its course, which is never fun.  

I am home resting, because I too have caught this virus, it seems.  I have hope that he may still make it home in time for the boys’ birthday.  We’ll just have to see.  


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  16. lrjm

    Meg, we will hope along with you (that the boys are home together for bday) Rest up. we love you, the Melvins

  17. Jill Gaffey

    Dear Meg, So sorry to hear this news. The only thing I can see that is good here is that you are forced to stay home and take a long needed rest that you would never have done unless this virus forced you to! 🙂 Jack will be home soon- and will be raring to go once again! Sending our prayers for all! Love, Aunt Jill

  18. Ellen

    Love, thoughts and prayers being sent your way. This too shall pass…. Feel better soon, all Grottis.
    From Nancy’s sister Ellen

  19. karen

    Thinking of you guys!
    I don’t know if this is true in Jack’s case — but whenever N has come home with [one of her many] viruses from daycare, we’ve tried to think of it in terms of immunity. One more virus that she won’t catch again. One down! and a stronger immune system that will face the next bug that tries to attack her.

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