After the x-rays came back, they determined that Barrett had a mild case of pneumonia, and that he would need to be monitored at least overnight and put on an IV antibiotic. Barrett did well the first day...he was put on oxygen during some of his naps, but he had good levels when he was awake. The worst of the day was trying to draw blood for tests and putting in the IV. Luckily the anesthesiologist was at the hospital for a surgery that morning so he was able to come put the IV in his foot (the nurses tried at first in his arm and couldn't get it). Barrett was exhausted after all of that, and here is the first picture I took of him in the hospital. You can see the IV in his foot
During his noon dose of IV antibiotic, his IV in his foot became infiltrated. I'm not sure entirely what this means, but just that Barrett screamed during the start of the dose and it had to be pulled out. The nurses proceeded to try and get a new IV started in his arms and poked my poor baby for over 30 minutes trying to find a vein. I felt so bad for him and could not be in the room while they did this. They finally gave up and called in the anesthesiologist. He came around 4pm to try and successfully got one in his hand without much screaming from Barrett. Thank goodness! Here is Barrett with his 'cast' of an IV. (sorry for the awkward angle!)
I'm glad last week is over and was happy that we could be home together this past weekend to try and recoup. Barrett has yet to get back to a good eating/sleeping schedule and wants to be held more than normal, but at least we are home!