Monday, March 30, 2009

Blessings!

The last 24 hours have been really stressful and crazy, but full of blessings. Sunday evening Porter fell and hit his head. I didn't think anything of it and put him to bed. He woke up crying and when I got him up he was white as a ghost, even his lips were white and he started vomiting. I had a really bad feeling so we decided to take him to the ER. By the time we got to the ER, his color was back and he was acting pretty normal. They did two CT's on his head and we were just waiting for those to come back. I was holding him and realized his heart was racing, so I mentioned it to the nurse. She could not read the pulse because it was so fast, so she hooked him up and when they finally got a read his heart rate was at 282. They immediately started an IV and drew blood and transferred him to a trama room. They decided to give him medication to restart his heart, it was pretty scary, but it worked. Within 30 seconds it came down to the 160's. We thought they would just admit us, but when Ryan asked they informed us that they would be flying Porter to Tucson because they do not have a cardiologist in Safford. I was able to ride in the air evac with Porter and I don't think I stopped praying the whole time. I don't care if I ever ride in a helicopter again. I actually got sick from the bumpy ride and got to use my barf bag. Anyhow, they admitted him to the ICU and monitored him the rest of the night. The cardiologist came and did and echo on him and diagnosed him with Supraventricular Tachycardia. It is an abnormality with the "electrical" function of his heart that will make his heart race. He will have to take medication three times a day until he can get it fixed, which won't happen until he is 7 or 8. We feel so blessed that we were able to catch this. He is such a sweet little spirit and we are so blessed to have him in our family. We are so thankful to have such great support from our families and friends. Ryan's parents have taken the older boys for us and it has been such a blessing not to have to worry about them. We thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers.

20 comments:

Monica said...

I am so glad that he is O.K.! I have some cousins with this condition. It runs in their family. They had to take medication when they were young, but are now good as gold. Miss you!

Linde said...

I had tears in my eyes the whole time I read that. It is the worst when something is wrong with our babies!I am so glad that you figured out what was wrong. How scary!I would have barfed too! Love ya and hopefully we can get together soon!

Kathleen said...

Okay Misti, I check in on you from time to time and just checked Monday and everything was FINE! Then this morning and BAM! I am so sorry you had to go through this. How scary! I am glad things are turning out well and we will be praying that little Porter continues to get better. Your boys are so adorable and the one on the way will be as cute as the rest! Keep trying! We had to have 4 girls before we got a boy so there is still hope!!!

Mandy said...

So crazy! Poor guy and POOR MOM! Glad you caught that. Aren't we so lucky to know that heavenly father hears our prayers!

Melis said...

I'm so glad you listened to your intuition! Isn't it great to have Mothers intuition? I'm so glad he is OK and hope you are doing alright. There is nothing scarier than having something, anything, wrong with your kids. I'll be praying for you all. Hang in there!

Stacey Mowers and Family said...

Falling and hitting his head probably was a blessing in disguise. How scary, I am always telling Clayton if I feel something is wrong with one of the kids please don't try talking me out of taking them - almost 100% of the time mothers intuition is right. We are thinking of you and hope everything gets better. Are you loving Thatcher?

Nicki said...

Oh Misty, how scary for you! I'm so sorry you had to go through that. What a nightmare!! Glad they know what it is now and can fix it. Love ya!

Tad and Joy Martin said...

How scary, poor little guy!

mhalls said...

Oh my gosh Misty! That is so scary! I hope all is well and that Porter is doing better. Lucas has a heart defect as well, but a much more minor case. I know how scared I was when we found out about his, so I feel for you!

Kasey said...

Oh my goodness... I can't imagine how terrifying that must have been for you and your family! We'll definitely keep your family in our thoughts!!

The Brock Family said...

That is so scary Misty! I am so sorry! He is such a sweet little boy and I am glad you were able to catch it! I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers!

Ashlee said...

Holy crap! I am so glad he is okay. I wish I was there to help you! Give Po a kiss for me

Smith Family said...

Wow! That is really scary! What a blessing, though, that you listened to your gut and took care of your little guy. I'm glad all is well now.
Rachel

Lee Anne said...

I am glad he is alright Misty. That is so scary. I can't even imagine. I hope he continues to do better.

amber said...

It is always so scary when something happens to one of our kids. What a blessing to be able to find what is wrong so quickly. I am glad he will be okay.

Niki Miller said...

Misty, I'm so sorry to hear about Porter. But hey, heart kids are special kids! We know : ). I'm glad he was able to get the help he needs.

Kleinmans said...

Wow! Crazy times at the Conrad house! Leave it to those boys to keep things interesting! So glad that Porter is okay and that they caught it. He is getting so big and is such a cutie!

Terilyn said...

OK, Mike and I have been so involved in the house that we haven't checked blogs in quite a while. Poor Porter - tell him that we love, love, love him! I am so glad that you were able to get this checked out. Sometimes that is the way things work out. A trial turns into something that can save a life! That's how we found out about Mike's cancer all those years ago - just because he had to have a few stitches because of a skiing incident. We love you all!

Dawn said...

Oh, wow, how scary! All from a bump on the head? thank goodness for helicopters and barf bags, to get you to the doctors that can help. Hope he feels better soon!

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