So I have been absent from work for about two weeks and today is my first day back. It's odd. My son was sick and so I was staying home to take care of him. He kept getting worse so I kept taking him to he dr, but no one could tell me anything. Finally they said he had an ear infection. But he was still getting worse with symptoms that have nothing to do with an ear infection. I took him back for the third time and they finally found whats called RSV. Its a horrid respitory virus that was so bad he had to be hospitalized for four days. It was horrible seeing my little boy with tubes and oxygen sticking everywhere. They had to do breathing treatments in the hospital, which I also have to do at home every 4 hours. Although he is better now, and can finally go back to daycare, it is still traumatic for me. Every little cough or runny nose scares me. It was very lethel and I am officially a paranoid parent.
SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane couple is hoping for a Christmas miracle. Their four-month old baby, Caden Atchley, is in critical need of a bone marrow transplant.
The baby is kept in a spotless hospital room in Seattle because any germ could put his life in danger. He suffers from Severe Immune Deficiency Syndrome. His mother said his immune system is so weak he wouldn't even be able to fight off a diaper rash let alone a cold.
Students at MEAD Alternative High School where Caden's father, Josh went to school are helping out - one penny at a time.
"Knowing a child is in need just touched my heart," said MEAD student Angel Wills. "It's a sad story, and Josh is such a great guy, so I wanted to help him and his family."
Josh works as a General Manager at Arby's. There, employees sell bracelets for $2, hoping they too can help Caden overcome the disease. Leanne Dechand has worked for the Atchley's for more than ten years.
"They have hope. They're going to find the right match, and if they can find a match, this child has a very good chance of having a normal life," said Dechand.
|How did my life get so hectic!!!!! So I have had one thing after another happen the last few weeks. My son got sick, my daycares son got sick, then my daycare is unavailable for two weeks because she is going on vacation. So after all this is settled, I get sick this morning. Throwing up and dizzy. I had a bad reaction to an antibiotic! My mom gave me some random magic pill that made me feel better it was nice! I still have a headache, but I feel much better!|