We had only been home a few days shy of a month with such a small being, pumping and nursing/bottles, reconnecting as a family when he started to cough this past Monday.
By Wednesday his color just didn't seem right and I took him to the doctors. His lungs and oxygen levels checked out fine so we left. I was sitting in the car taking our time leaving (being so small makes the car seat thing is crazy) he threw up, pooped, then coughed and went limp while I was holding him.
I rubbed him but got no response and I knew he was in trouble. I ran up to the door to the doctors office and it was locked. The receptionist came to open it she saw him and called 911 right away. So I am standing there with Levi with no help! First I yelled "please don't leave me like this Levi!" Then I started blowing air over his nose and mouth a few times and heard a gurgle, knowing that was not good, I gave a suck and he groaned another suck and slowly he cried, opened his eyes and came too. Then the police arrived followed by the fire truck and finally the EMT. I was suddenly surrounded by 7 men asking many questions, holding him etc. After two ambulance rides and two different hospitals because of the breathing issues with clear lungs it was like nobody knew what to do with him. But about 11pm his lungs and his breathing changed for the worse and that is when he was air lifted to south Denver Children's Hospital without me! You all know that was hard.
Today he has a vent, IV and artery line and is taking tiny steps towards getting better from RSV with pneumonia. For four days now he has not breathed on his own.
I asked right away for thoughts, prayers, emails - any help we could get for our little man. And you have responded! Thank you all it has warmed our hearts greatly and I am so honored to have you all in our lives.