Emmett's 14th month birthday flew by and, on May 9, we missed getting a post up about it. Emmett missed out on much of his day also, because he was under the weather. He had a busy weekend with some trips to see family and, absolutely adorable photos here, an opportunity to play with some kittens. It could have been all of this activity. Maybe it was that he's preparing to add a 7th tooth to the mix. Or maybe just a spring cold, but Emmett's chest was quite congested and he had to be suctioned frequently. So much so that it was very concerning to Alisha and Josh.
A call to the paediatrician resulted in direction to go right to the ER to get checked out. After the typical ER wait - that was atypical as they had the stroller loaded down with his suction machine, his oximeter, his bi-pap machine, and his feeding pump - they saw the paediatrician on call. Blood work was ordered and a call to Emmett's specialist at BC Children's Hospital took place. It was decided that an overnight stay would be appropriate but this added to the challenge of the day. You see, no one at the local hospital was trained on the Bi-Pap machine and while in the hospital Alisha and Josh weren't allowed to set it up. In fact, if it required adjusted settings, that was beyond the parents' knowledge.
Well, after a bit of a wait for a transfer to Vancouver, Alisha and Emmett were taken to the airport and flown to Vancouver. It's just too bad that Emmett was asleep for the entire flight. His first plane ride, in an ambulance plane no less, and he missed the entire thing. Emmett is still in the hospital but he's doing well. They've run a series of tests on him and things are looking good. It was likely a virus, but he is past the worst of it and we are hoping that he is home soon. Maybe still tonight; probably tomorrow. Thank you to all of the medical professionals for their very good care!
Stay strong, little boy! We will see you soon!
Edit: Emmett was home about 8 p.m. Pacific Time.