February 17, 2009

Hospital Gown

Here are some pictures from Little Boy in the hospital. I took them with my blackberry, that's why they are not too clear.
This was about 5 minutes after they gave him drugs to calm him down. He was so out of it.

This was him waiting for surgery. He was such a good sport.
How cute is the hospital gown and booties?
I know you're wondering why he was in there, well, he choked on an apple. Crazy right? I peeled the skin off and cut it into small pieces and on about the 3rd piece, it lodged itself in his esophagus. It wasn't blocking his air way so he could still breathe, but it made it so he couldn't swallow. He was just screaming and drooling so much so I knew something was wrong. About every couple minutes he would gag and start to turn bright red almost purple. Of course, I was panicking. Luckily, I was right down the street from my pediatrician so I called them and they said to bring him in. Once the saw him, they immediately admitted him to the ER. Let me tell you, Summerlin Pediatric ER is AMAZING!! They were all so nice in there and so quick too. Once the ER Dr saw him, he realized they would have to put him to sleep and stick a tube down him throat. Once they did that, they saw the apple and saw that his esophagus is misshaped. The Dr said that most people have a perfectly round esophagus, but Little Boy's is shaped like a keyhole. Which causes him to have a little shelf at the entrance and that is where little pieces of food can get stuck. So he said, even though I did the right thing by cutting up his apple in to small pieces, in Zachary's case, it would be better to give him bigger pieces. We are going to see a specialist next week to see if they can fix his opening.
Poor Little Boy!!

7 comments:

Kate, Mike and Ellie said...

OMG! Glad that he is okay!! Holy crap, I don't know what I would have done! I flipped out when a little girl I babysat broke her arm at my house and was crying hysterically. Yes, I am a horrible babysitter and I am going to have two kids. God help me.

hellosweetworld said...

I'm so glad he's okay! I know that has to be scary. He's so adorable too!

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AN ATLANTA BRIDE said...

how scary! so glad your little guy is ok :)

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Gini said...

These pictures are heartbreaking. I too, felt compelled to take my sons picture while he was in the hospital. I look at them and feel so sad....not sure why I did that. Glad he is okay!