Saturday, August 2, 2008

Honest - it wasn't the garden's fault...


...probably.

Thursday, after working in the garden, Riley quickly faded and went to bed early. He was fighting a cold - add to that the excitement of ten pound zucchinis and the kid was done for the day.

Friday he was a bit worse and was taken to the doctor's. Twice. The second time they were concerned enough that they had a doctor come over from the hospital to walk them from the clinic to the hospital. (This is all at the Kaiser facility here in Redwood City.)

The little guy has the same sort of issues as before - low oxygen in his blood - plus this time he has mild pneumonia. In any case, he spent Friday night in the hospital and they have decided to keep him tonight too. He seems to be hooked up to more wires and hoses than before, but seems to be putting up with it as well as a nearly two year old can.

How close to two? Tomorrow. A trip to the zoo and a large party had to be put on hold.

By the way, the glowing red big toe in the top picture is an oxygen sensor of some sort. The cutlery sticking out of his lunch in the other picture is art. 

So it's not a very perky weekend. Darci is staying with Grandma Betty in Scott's Valley this weekend so WHM and NCN (Riley's parents) can focus on keeping Riley entertained. We are planning to have a pizza party of sorts in Riley's room tonight. I'll pass along updates as they are invented.

That's it - move along...

4 comments:

DAK said...

Nothing is sadder than seeing a little guy in hospital gear. Poor Riley has had his fill of doctors, to say nothing of his parents and grandparents. Maybe this will fill his quota until he's 80 or so.

blogmaid said...

Oh MAN -- poor Riley! (And poor Riley's parents and grandparents.) I've been feeling sorry for myself this morning because RR fell on her roller skates and hurt her tailbone, but you guys have a real reason to get sympathy. Make sure you take care of the grownups as well as the almost-birthday boy. I hear a drum set is a good gift...

Danni said...

he's off oxygen for now, but they think he'll need it overnight while he sleeps, but looks like were going to be good to go home tomorrow am.

Blogmaid.... this kid really has quite his fill of drums, he's got his own bongos, a congo, and just got for his birthday from my FIL a lollipop hand held drum & stick... yeah he really doesn't need any more drums! lol but he does love them :P

ok I'm off to bed the real reason why I came home, NAP!

mary ann said...

Jeeeez, I really feel for all of you. This blog has been filled with hospital pictures. Riley is certainly a good sport. Please keep us updated!