Friday, December 2, 2011

Please PRAY for Emmett

Today was a scary day! Thursday evening Emmett had a low grade fever. He has 6 teeth coming in right now.  The fever persisted through the night into the morning. It did not increase in temperature and he was still his playful self.

 I layed him down for a nap. He had NO increase work of breathing and his oxygen level's were at there norm. About 2 hours later I heard Emmett coughing and his alarm to his pulse oxymeter sound. I went into find him burning up with a fever and struggling to breath. After watching him closely for a few minute's I decided I needed to call 911. Thankfully my wonderful friend and neighbor Jen was visiting. She held Emmett while I gathered Emmett's bag for the hospital. She then cared for Ethan until my mom was able to pick him up. We were ambulanced to Banner Thunderbird Hospital, which is much closer to our home. The Paramedic's wanted to have him stablized before making the 40min journey to Phoenix Children's Hospital. The Medical Staff at Banner Thunderbird were wonderful. He was given a few breathing treatments and his temperature was taken with the result of 106.0 degrees! The Medical staff immediately called for a helicopter to take us to Phoenix Children's.

When landing on the roof top of PCH, I felt a sense of comfort knowing we were at a hospital who know's Emmett. The Doctor's believe he aspirated his own secreations again, resulting in pneumonia. He also some how caught a stran of Para Influenza, a virus that can result in Croup. Croup to Emmett would be life threatening because of his restricted and complicated Trachea. I am so thankful to our Father in Heaven who is watching out for Emmett and helping us to get to the hospital at a timely matter. I am thankful for the wonderful people who we have been blessed to help our boy. Emmett is currently on antibiotic's among other medications to help treat the illnesses.

Ethan walked into the living room to find 8 Paramedic's working on his little brother. Ethan has seen a lot for a 4 year old. I sat on the stretcher with Emmett in my arms. The look in Ethan's eyes made my heart ache. I told him that Emmett would be okay and that he was going to stay with Miss Jen (our neighbor). He was trying so hard to be brave as his lip quivered and he nodded his head to say "okay momma".  He was trying to be so brave as he waved good bye to us. Oh Ethan thank you for being so brave and strong! I love my boys!

Thank you all for praying for my boys. Thank you for all of your support through this rough time. We are so blessed to have so many people pulling for us and Emmett.

Here is a video of Emmett being air vacced to PCH.


  1. Karla, I'm sorry that little Emmett has gone through so much!!! Also I'm sorry for all your ENTIRE FAMILY has gone through! Know that we love you so much & we are constantly praying goe all of you! Love you you & let me know if I can help in any in ANY way. Take care all of you! Go Emmett Go!!!!

  2. Sending prayers that Emmitt fights this influenza and flu! Poor kiddo!!

  3. oops was suppose to say, influenza and pnemonia!

    But yes, Sending prayers ♥