So far, Matthew is doing remarkably well with his RSV. He is coughing at times and it sounds absolutely AWFUL! It is a strong, deep cough, but the breathing treatments seem to be keeping his wheezing under control. His nose is terribly, terribly stuffy, and he is NOT enjoying having is sucked out. I didn't think he would do well yesterday with his steroid or breathing treatments, but he did great with both. He is catching onto these treatments, though, and is starting to enjoy them less and less.
His appetite is decreased, but I'm not too worried. He is still eating well, and he has a bit of a cushion as far as weight goes. He was 16 lbs, 6 oz yesterday.
I ended up putting him in bed with me last night because every time he coughed I went to check on him. It was much easier with him beside me. He had a very hard time going to sleep last night, but he finally settled around 10pm. He slept until 4:30 this morning, had a breathing treatment, a bottle, a blowout, a change of clothes and was back asleep by 5:30. And he slept till 10am! And I stayed in bed with him. :) I do have to say it was wonderful to wake up this morning with my sweet boy, with his chubby cheeks and blue eyes, smiling at me.
Thanks for your prayers for him. We are not out of the woods yet, so please continue to pray for him as you feel led. You will never know how much we appreciate them!
We are gearing up for a big snow here in GA. Well, big for us! We might have some freezing rain which makes me fearful that we will lose power. This would mean that Matthew won't be able to have his breathing treatments. I'm praying that he will be better by then and while he might still need them, maybe he won't be so reliant on them. Time will tell.