Thursday, March 8, 2012

Reagan: Update

I was informed that I never actually explained what was wrong with Reagan. . .

He has a viral lung infection called bronchiolitis.

You can find more info about it here:

It is hard to say, but he is pretty much no better and no worse than 24 hours ago, however, we seem to be doing a better job of making him comfortable. He is now regularly getting secretions sucked from his nose and mouth, saline treatments through a nebulizer and paracetomel. He has a mild temperature, but the paracetemol just seems to calm him down in general.

They have taken him off the continuous feeding and he is now getting fed every 2 hours, to make sure his system can handle a full stomach. We are also trying to get him to eat from a bottle again, but have only had mild success with that this afternoon. This is, of course, a requirement for him going home.

Most of the doctors we have seen say that the illness tends to peak at day 5, which will be tomorrow, Friday. So we should hopefully start seeing improvement by Saturday.


  1. Oh dork child! I am so sorry to hear what you guys are going through. I hope the little guy is feeling better soon!

  2. Thanks for the detailed description. Our thoughts nad best wishes are with you all.