I feel like we're an airport and we're on red alert. It is really tense around here. Elijah's cold is a little bit better today. He didn't throw up and his nose isn't as stuffy. He did still have a temp tonight and he's been very tired and lethargic. And something a little scary happened tonight. I gave him a bath because I hadn't given him one since Tuesday. He usually loves his baths, but on Tuesday he freaked out a bit. Ever since then I've been afraid to try it again. He was in the bath for a few minutes tonight, splashing around, blabbing away, and I noticed that he was turning PURPLE. Like, DARK purple, all over his whole body. I immediately took him out of the tub and dried him off, but he was still really discolored. He started acting funny. He was very lethargic and I was seconds from calling 911. I grabbed a blanket and wrapped it around him and snuggled him as tight as I could to keep him warm. I sat with him for a few minutes and then he was back to normal.
His body is struggling right now and he can't endure even the littlest variance from the norm (a bath). Tonight as I was feeding him, I noticed some unusual breathing and I spent the whole time anticipating a throw-up session and/or something worse. It was stressful! I put him to bed early and he has been very peacefully sleeping (I've checked 17 times). I'm pretty sure we'll be contacting the Heart Clinic sometime tomorrow. Elijah needs oxygen. We don't want to bring him to the hospital unnecessarily, but we are seeing very obvious signs of heart failure and we are getting worried. WHY ISN'T DR. GREMMELS IN TOWN? I do have his cell phone number. I'm very tempted to call it.
I apologize for the continuous downer entries I've been posting lately. Please stick with us. It will get better soon, I can feel it! Thanks for checking in. We love all of you!