At 26 gestational weeks, after an amniocentesis and genetic testing, he was diagnosed with Diastrophic Dysplasia, a rare type of dwarfism.
Now 8 years old, our son Kai is happy, healthy, and enjoying life.
The purpose of this blog is to lend support and encouragement to others in similar situations and to share the tremendous experiences we've had and will continue to have as we raise our little, little boy.
Friday, February 5, 2010
Today he's not much better than he was yesterday. He still has a fever but it's not as high as it has been. His breathing is still raspy and labored. The pediatrician explained that she was considering admitting Kai to the hospital based on three criteria: 1. Oxygen levels (Kai's were good) 2. Hydration (Kai has NO appetite and is barely drinking anything) and 3. Difficulty breathing (Kai was struggling with this one too). Since two of the three were borderline, she decided not to admit him, but that I should bring him back in tomorrow for another follow-up.
Right now he's sleeping but every so often he wakes up to cough. He's been laying on the carpte like this all week. He just doesn't have the energy to scoot around.