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Really Sucky Virus

posted Mar 8, 2010, 1:33 PM by Ross Olson   [ updated Mar 20, 2010, 12:06 PM by Ross Olson ]
James just spent the last week and a half at OHSU recovering from a virus that was in his lungs, called RSV. He's doing well now, shuttling from home to Uncle's house each day where he's being tended to by Grandma. A feeding tube is complicating things, but also allowing him to keep on gaining the weight he needs (12 lbs and change at the last weigh in.)

It was a sucky way to spend the two weeks: Amy was fighting food poisoning, the flu and a kidney stone so Dad and then Grandma stayed with him for the full 11 days. I'll try and get one of the photos he took recently up on this entry soon. But with my weekly class and all of the medical stuff we're still trying to wade through, posts here will continue to be sparse.

Added March 20: photo from the hospital room. Note the device stand next to his crib. At one point he had IV fluids, oxygen to his nose, the feeding tube on a pump and heart/pulse/oxygen monitors to deal with.