Jessie James Decker’s Son Hospitalized After Breathing Issues
Jessie James Decker shared a heartbreaking picture of her youngest son Forrest taken after he went to the hospital for the third time in six weeks. The singer says wheezing is leading to low oxygen levels and her feeling helpless.
"He's a champ, but it breaks my heart when he tells me, 'Mommy my chest hurts' in his sad little voice," Decker shares on Instagram.
The caption appears alongside a picture of Forrest in Spider Man pajamas, with what looks like a nebulizer on his face. Medical professionals told Decker he has asthma, but she plans to have him seen by an allergist to see if something is triggering the attacks.
"So confusing for a parent to have this issue and just not know what to do or why it’s happening," she writes.
At the beginning of her caption, the 32-year-old mother of three explains that it always starts with a cold, which leads to wheezing and a drop in oxygen levels. Forrest's heart rate also spikes, she says. There's some grunting and he struggles to take in air. Decker reports no fever but some vomiting she suspects is due to coughing. The boy was given medicines and kept for observation, but now appears to be back home.
"I don’t love to post too much of this kind of stuff because my babies are precious to me," Decker writes. "But I’ve had some amazing advice from fellow insta moms that I genuinely appreciate. So thank you. It’s that kind of mamas helping mamas community on here i really appreciate."
Within an hour of the post, hundreds of Decker's 3.5 million followers had commented. The singer is wife to former NFL receiver Eric Decker, with whom she starred in a reality series called Eric & Jessie: Game On for three seasons. She also is the founder of Kittenish, a boutique in Nashville's Gulch.
Forrest was born in March 2018, joining older brother Eric Thomas (now 5 years old) and sister Vivianne, 6. Their youngest son is becoming a familiar ER patient. Last June he needed treatment when a bug bite led to a staph infection.