Sunday, June 03, 2007

A little scare...

On Friday Owen slept rather late. I went in to get him around 10 to 9. He never sleeps this late! I had heard him in his room a couple of times but he wasn't upset so I let him be. I try not to rush in the moment I hear him. When I went him he sat up and looked at me and then stood up with his blanket. He was not excited nor upset. He gave a little whimper and just curled in next to me. I sat with him in his chair for a bit and then we went into the living room and opened up the blinds. Usually this perks him up. He was only interested in cuddling up in my lap. He was very lethargic. He had never been like this before. He felt a bit cool and clammy. I took his temp but it was normal. So we cuddled for a while before breakfast.
While he was eating I noticed that his hands, feet and lips were purplish. I had already called my mom and then Morgan. Morgan told me to call the doctor and just see what they had to say and after the purple color I did!
After back and for with the nurse and her talking to the doctor he seemed to perk up and his color went back to normal. But because he did turn purple, especially his lips, the doctor has scheduled us for an echocardiogram to be sure everything is fine with his heart.

I'm sure I don't have to tell you this scared the daylights out of me. I think he just got a chill while he was sleeping. It had been rather warm in his room and we had a fan running. But the thought of there being something seriously wrong with him just scares me. He doesn't have the test done until Thursday and we don't meet with his doctor for the results until Friday. This just seems like such a long time to wait!

He has also been baby-cranks-a-lot lately. My mom says he's exerting some independence. He knows he can get around on his own so he wants to do his thing and not what we want him to do. Especially get his diaper changed! I've taken to counting while I'm doing this so I don't lose my temper! Everyday is a test for more patience!

4 comments:

Jill said...

That is scary! Wishing you to find out reassuring news & quickly!!

Anonymous said...

oh, i hope lil o is ok. sounded like a big scare... how weird.
i hope his test show up with a big ok and eases u. give him xtra hugs make those baby cranks go away with love..
have a good day...

lynda

Lynn said...

That is very scary! I'm sure that it is some freak happening and that is it and he will be fine. It does seem like an awefully long time to wait to do tests for a baby, especially one that has turned purple in color. You would think they would want you to get them done ASAP!

Shell said...

oh my - sending good thoughts your way - and wishing Friday comes quickly for you!