Thursday, August 21, 2008

Tracheomalacia

Yesterday, I called Porter's pediatrician to inform her that his congestion had not improved from last week when he got sick. She wanted to see him in the office yesterday afternoon. Porter has been diagnosed with Tracheomalacia, which basically means that the tissues in his trachea are floppy instead of rigid like they should be (visit http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001084.htm for more info). This makes his breathing louder all the time, and can complicate issues when he gets a cold or an upper respiratory infection (which he doesn't have now, thank goodness). She prescribed him his very own nebulizer and breathing treatments every 4 to 6 hours for the next 5 days. Hopefully by then this congestion will clear out of our poor baby! He doesn't seem to mind getting the breathing treatments, so that hasn't been difficult at all, which is a blessing. We just want him to feel better already!

On a chubbier note, our "little" man was up to 13 lbs. 14.5 oz. yesterday, up 10 oz. from 5 days earlier. I haven't been through his clothes yet to even take the newborn stuff out of his dresser, so I fear that we have probably missed a good chunk of what he has in his closet. Bummer.

5 comments:

Shannon said...

Poor baby! Its terrible when your little one is sick and even worse when its more than just a cold. Give him lots of hugs and kisses from us.
Love,
Shannon et al

The Steinhours said...

I LOVE Dr. Edralin.

P.S. Do you have me on your blog list?

Kevin & Jessica said...

Barbie, Porter is so stinking cute, I wish that our birthady boy buddies could play together also. If they only knew how much their mommies did to get them here safe and sound! Hope that Porter is feeling better soon. I am afraid that our 1st week in daycare will result in an illness :(

Holly said...

I like the " On a Chubbier note" comment. Too cute. And We have had to give away almost 2 full boxes of diapers because Chayce outgrows them before we get through our 2nd box. the next box we buy will be 3's. He was 14 lbs last month. I hate to see how much he weighs now. Im sorry to hear about Porters tracio...thing. I hope it gets better soon!

Nickname unavailable said...

Thank you for sharing your story much like you I can relate to what your going through. Our son was born 10 months ago with esophageal atresia and down syndrome he also got diagnosed with tracheomalacia and larangomalacia and also broncomalacia and not to long ago atalectsis of the lungs. God bless you and your family and i hope everything is well. I much like you made a site for our son kaylapearson.com and there are more as well, but it makes me feel like im striving to learn to be able to help him more.Thanks for sharing your story