"Its been a busy two weeks."
Last Monday night
William had a reflux episode. He began turning blue and was clearly not
able to breathe. Despite repeated attempts, were unable to clear the
obstruction with the suction machine. We tried giving him oxygen, but
that only helped to get his oxygen saturation to a point that was outside of
the danger zone. Paramedics were called and took us to the ER at
Delnor. After several hours we were transferred to Central DuPage
Thankfully, William rebounded from the episode. He was officially
diagnosed with reflux pneumonia. We spent three days in the hospital which
included his birthday.
We celebrated William's first birthday last Wednesday with the immediate
family and Nema! We had cake and balloons in the hospital room. The
nursing staff made a wonderful sign and decorated the room.
Williams doctors gave permission for William's first birthday party that
took place on Saturday. The entire family came over and celebrated this
huge milestone. It was great having family and friends enjoy spending
time at our house. Due to continuing efforts to keep William healthy, we
have been limited with number of guests. This was a great opportunity to have people over who have been unable to meet Will. Hewas excited to have so
We also enjoyed having Grandma, Aunt Rachel and cousin Brooklyn
spend time with us. Juliet loved having Brooklyn
at our house. Hopefully they will be able to visit us again in the near
This week William will undergo several surgical procedures. He is
scheduled to have a nissen and to have placement of ear tubes. The nissen
is a procedure to help prevent reflux. We are hopeful that with this
procedure will reduce the number of reflux incidents and hospitalizations.