Update on my sweet little grandson who was rushed to hospital last night with pneumonia

By Gill
@Gillygirl (47205)
Sutton, England
May 15, 2019 2:47am CST
Some of you know that my dear baby grandson was admitted to hospital last night with pneumonia. He developed a temperature of 41 C and was very red in the face. An ambulance arrived at my daughter's home within minutes of her call to 999. My daughter was crying in the ambulance. It was thought at first he may have meningitis. The blue light on the vehicle was flashing. They only do this for emergencies. The littlun was seen immediately and at one point there were ten medics and doctors examining the poor little mite. His heart rate was 192 BPM. An X-ray showed he has pneumonia in his left lung. He was given back to back nebulisers, steroids and antibiotics. Later that night he became more comfortable and became happier when he had his favourite teddy bear. My daughter has been at the hospital all night. I will be going up there in a while. I am aware I have notifications to answer on previous posts and will deal with them later today. Please bear with me. Photo is of the baba. He had rallied round at this point.
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@LadyDuck (408636)
• Switzerland
15 May 19
Poor baby, I am glad to know that he is a bit better now. I can imagine what a scary experience has been for the whole family. Best wishes for a quick recover.
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@LadyDuck (408636)
• Switzerland
16 May 19
@Gillygirl I have been outside all the morning, I am just back and I am checking for updated news. I hope he is home by now.
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@Gillygirl (47205)
• Sutton, England
15 May 19
Thank you, Anna. My daughter called me back as the little man became very breathless again. He was clearing his little lungs of the nasty gunk. Hopefully, he may be home later tomorrow depending on how he progresses.
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@Gillygirl (47205)
• Sutton, England
16 May 19
@LadyDuck He came home an hour ago. What a relief!
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• United States
15 May 19
Oh thank you for keeping us posted Gill. God be with the little fellow.
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@Gillygirl (47205)
• Sutton, England
15 May 19
Thank you so much.
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@Hannihar (123636)
• Israel
17 May 19
@Gillygirl You are so welcome and I am concerned.
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@owlwings (44046)
• Cambridge, England
15 May 19
I am so glad the little chap is recovering. Meningitis is a big worry, of course, and pneumonia is bad, too. I'm sure that your daughter is more relieved (and tired) than words can express. He looks a real cutie (but still a little tearful) with his favourite teddy to comfort him. Thank goodness for our National Health Service and their quick response!
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@Gillygirl (47205)
• Sutton, England
16 May 19
Thank you. My daughter is exhausted. The little man was discharged at 4 PM today. He is very sleepy and listless. Yes, the response by the paramedics was superb.
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@TheSojourner (55406)
• United States
16 May 19
First of all, I am so sorry to hear this and I hope that he get well very soon. Secondly, he is so adorable!
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• United States
16 May 19
@Gillygirl You answered my question from the other comment. LOL Glad he's home.
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@Gillygirl (47205)
• Sutton, England
16 May 19
Thank you Coral. He is much better but weak and sleepy. The hospital has discharged him now
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@Gillygirl (47205)
• Sutton, England
17 May 19
@TheSojourner Lol, I am all of a doo dah
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• United States
15 May 19
aw, poor lil fella! i do wish fer a most speedy recovery. don't fret o'er notifications 'n such. let's jest get that lil fella well. sendin' healin' hugs!! he's such a cutie!
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@Gillygirl (47205)
• Sutton, England
15 May 19
He is a cutie. Thank you, those healing hugs are much appreciated.
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@garymarsh6 (23082)
• United Kingdom
15 May 19
Glad to read this news. I just messaged you funnily enough. Don't bother replying off you go to the hospital and don't worry about replying on mylot either!
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@Gillygirl (47205)
• Sutton, England
15 May 19
Thanks, Gary. He may be allowed home later tomorrow.
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@garymarsh6 (23082)
• United Kingdom
15 May 19
@Gillygirl That is excellent news. I am sure he will be running around causing mischief again before you know it!
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@AKRao24 (27588)
• India
15 May 19
Nice to know that your grand son is OK now and he is happy with his teddy bear! With the advancement of medical skill things have changed a lot and I am sure that your grand son will be completely get cured soon! Please convey my get well soon on my behalf! God bless us all!
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@AKRao24 (27588)
• India
17 May 19
@Gillygirl , That is a good news ! I am sure that your grand son will be perfectly alright very soon! Have a great time with your grandson! Stay blessed!
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@Gillygirl (47205)
• Sutton, England
17 May 19
Thank you, he has steroid medicine, Ventolin and antibiotics. He is out of hospital and although still unwell, he has improved a lot.
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@Gillygirl (47205)
• Sutton, England
17 May 19
@AKRao24 Thank you so much!
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@marguicha (193256)
• Chile
15 May 19
He´ll recover soon. Babies are resilient. But by only looking at his eyes, I can see he is ill
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@marguicha (193256)
• Chile
16 May 19
@Gillygirl Sending good vibes. I´ll be thinking of him.
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@Gillygirl (47205)
• Sutton, England
15 May 19
Thank you. He had another very breathless spell early evening but it was just his little lungs clearing the nasty gunk.
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@Gillygirl (47205)
• Sutton, England
16 May 19
@marguicha Thank you, he's home now. Yay!!!
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@divalounger (6031)
• United States
15 May 19
Oh, I hope your little one gets better soon--be with your family now--and keep us posted when you get a chance.
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• United States
16 May 19
@Gillygirl You must be feeling so relieved!
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@Gillygirl (47205)
• Sutton, England
16 May 19
@divalounger Yes, I am. and so is my daughter. I fell asleep for a while earlier.
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@Gillygirl (47205)
• Sutton, England
16 May 19
Thank you. He may be home later.
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@BelleStarr (61957)
• United States
15 May 19
I am delighted to hear that there is an improvement I will continue to pray for him.
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@BelleStarr (61957)
• United States
16 May 19
@Gillygirl I don't blame her, pneumonia is terrifying.
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@Gillygirl (47205)
• Sutton, England
15 May 19
Thank you Isobel. My daughter panicked this evening as he became very breathless. He was coughing the nasty gunk out of his lungs. All being well they may allow him to come home tomorrow.
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@Fleura (21646)
• United Kingdom
15 May 19
It sounds as though he is getting the best attention as quickly as possible, so I'm very hopeful he will soon make a good recovery. He is gorgeous : )
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@Fleura (21646)
• United Kingdom
16 May 19
@Gillygirl You only really appreciate it in an emergency, or when you've seen the alternatives!
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@Gillygirl (47205)
• Sutton, England
16 May 19
People moan about the NHS but the prompt action of paramedics and doctors was superb.
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@Gillygirl (47205)
• Sutton, England
16 May 19
@Fleura Very true. He came home an hour ago. Yay!!!
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@cacay1 (75311)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
16 May 19
he's so cute and handsome grandson. I hope everything is doing fine.Prayers for a fast recovery of your dear little grandson.
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@cacay1 (75311)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
16 May 19
@Gillygirl let's home he'll be home today so the feeling will be better.
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@Gillygirl (47205)
• Sutton, England
16 May 19
@cacay1 He's home. Yay!!!
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@Gillygirl (47205)
• Sutton, England
16 May 19
Thank you so much. Depending on how much he progresses today he may be home later.
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@FayeHazel (39286)
• United States
15 May 19
They're so resiliant so young. I hope he's alright and continues to heal
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@Gillygirl (47205)
• Sutton, England
16 May 19
He is making progress and may be home today. Thanks Faye.
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@Gillygirl (47205)
• Sutton, England
16 May 19
@FayeHazel The little man is home. I'm so relieved.
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@FayeHazel (39286)
• United States
16 May 19
@Gillygirl Oh good!
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@CarolDM (192385)
• United States
15 May 19
So glad for the update and he is doing better. I know how scary that can be.
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@Gillygirl (47205)
• Sutton, England
15 May 19
Thanks, Carol it was scary but he's turned a corner now.
• Pamplona, Spain
17 May 19
Wishing a very fast recovery for him and for him to get home real soon.
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• Pamplona, Spain
17 May 19
@Gillygirl Great news that Gill and everyone very happy specially himself.
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@Gillygirl (47205)
• Sutton, England
17 May 19
Thank you, he is home now. Yay!!!!
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@Gillygirl (47205)
• Sutton, England
22 May 19
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@Hannihar (123636)
• Israel
16 May 19
@Gillygirl It is really hard to read this. I am thinking of how scared the little one must have been. So how is he?
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@Gillygirl (47205)
• Sutton, England
16 May 19
He's much better still listless but he came home an hour ago.
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@Gillygirl (47205)
• Sutton, England
17 May 19
@Hannihar I will, I'm going to see him later this morning. Thanks Hanni
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@Hannihar (123636)
• Israel
17 May 19
@Gillygirl Does he understand any of it? I am so glad he us much better. Please keep me posted as to how he is progressing.
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@Julie555 (4167)
• Russian Federation
16 May 19
Poor baby. I really hope he will recover very fast.
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@Gillygirl (47205)
• Sutton, England
16 May 19
Thank you, he came home this afternoon. Huge relief!
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@Gillygirl (47205)
• Sutton, England
17 May 19
@Julie555 Thank you.
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@Julie555 (4167)
• Russian Federation
17 May 19
@Gillygirl Happy for You and your grandson!
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• Northampton, England
15 May 19
rash is the give away for meningitis
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@Gillygirl (47205)
• Sutton, England
16 May 19
he did have a rash which caused alarm to the paramedics. It was probably caused by his very high temperature. He came home this afternoon.
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@Gillygirl (47205)
• Sutton, England
17 May 19
@thedevilinme He has pneumonia so it was not good.
• Northampton, England
16 May 19
Might have been an allergy reaction or something
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@debjani1 (7335)
16 May 19
Thank GOD he is out of danger. May GOD bless him.
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@Gillygirl (47205)
• Sutton, England
16 May 19
Many thanks for your kind words.
@Gillygirl (47205)
• Sutton, England
16 May 19
@debjani1 (7335)
16 May 19
@Gillygirl my pleasure.
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@Nevena83 (65303)
• Serbia
15 May 19
Oh, sweet baby I want him to be better soon.I will pray to God for him.
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@Gillygirl (47205)
• Sutton, England
16 May 19
@Nevena83 Groggy but he came home an hour ago.
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@Gillygirl (47205)
• Sutton, England
15 May 19
Thank you so much.
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@Nevena83 (65303)
• Serbia
16 May 19
@Gillygirl How is he today?
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