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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Rough Night/Lung Transplant Video

Lil' Chris had a rough night last night(or should I say rough early morning;)

At about 2:30am, I was feeding Ayla on the couch downstairs, and all of a sudden I hear Lil' Chris whimpering upstairs! My first thought was maybe he was stuck somehow or something(whenever he is stuck, he whimpers instead of screams for help). So I propped Ayla up on the pillows on the couch and ran upstairs to find Lil' Chris sitting up in his bed with throw up all in front of him. I quickly ran and woke up my husband to help me. Like usual, I took care of Lil' Chris while my husband changed the sheets in his crib. Usually when he does this, he keeps throwing up every 5-10 minutes for about 3 hours. This time it was different. He did not throw up again, so we put him back down to bed and he went to sleep.

Then as I just got Ayla back to sleep at 4:30am...I hear him hurling again:( My husband got to him before I did this time. So I put Ayla down to sleep and went and helped clean him up while my husband changed sheets AGAIN! Isn't my hubby the BEST!! =) This time, before I could even finish dressing him, he started talking and laughing! We were both shocked, b/c usually he never talks when this happens! So we knew he was starting to feel better:) He and I even played with some toys while waiting for his bed to be ready! Then he went down to sleep and slept til 10:30am!

After this second time, my husband and I were brainstorming as to what caused this. We went over every thing he ate that day. The only thing different he had was some Cracker Jacks(you know...the old caramel popcorn boxes that come with a little prize). So I looked at the ingredients on the box and it said soybean oil and soy lecithin. At the bottom it says "Contains peanut and soy ingredients". We know he is allergic to soy protein from previous "rough nights", but I guess he is allergic to all soy! We'll have to be more careful next time and look for anything that has any kind of soy in it. Sorry Lil' Chris:-(

On a better note, he woke up this morning with a big smile on his face! He has been fine all morning! Thank God! We are very thankful it wasn't as bad as it usually is. I guess he is allergic to soy protein more than any other kind of soy.

I was reading Nate's blog today and saw a post about a local girl near him who had a double lung transplant 6 months ago. You can watch the video by clicking here. She is so young. I hate this disease! Please click here to donate today to help find a CURE so no more CFers have to feel like they are taking their last breath.
Thank You,
PS. I am uploading our Easter pics as I type this, so hopefully I can post them soon;)


Alicia said...

Poor thing, and poor mom and dad!

Katey said...

Glad lil Chris is feeling better!!! I know that's no fun (for the child and the parents).

Aspiemom said...

Poor Lil' Chris!!!! I'm glad he's feeling better.

Aspiemom said...

I just checked out your Challenge Diet and saw a comment by Ompa & Oma (sp?) They said they went to Shady Maple. I used to live in Leola, quite near Shady Maple! Do they live far from there?

I'm THINKING about doing the Challenge Diet. It sounds like you are doing great!

Oma & Opa said...

I am glad to hear that Lil Chris has stopped throwing up and is feeling better. Give my grandbabies lots of hugs & kisses for me.
PS..can you fix our name, it says "Oma & Opa I tried to fix it before but it won't let me cause I am not the blog poster or something like that.

Aunt D. said...

Hey Girl! I'm so glad lil C is feeling better & kudos to you guys for tracing it back to the soy! I hope you guys got some of your sleep back last night!

Kiss the kids for me!!

Graciy said...

Dana just went through the same thing! I am glad he's feeling better.