Wednesday, February 29, 2012


We are still in disbelief....but they let us bring her home!  Her shortest stay EVER!

In the end, I think that catching this early and having WONDERFUL care (at a different children's hospital) really helped her.  We got meds and oxygen on board quickly and that made a big difference.

The biggest thing was oxygen and fever and once her fever was under control, we were just waiting for her nap to see if she could sleep without oxygen.  At 4:30 she FINALLY gave in.  And she hovered just on the edge of needing it, but they didn't give it to her!  They just watched closely.

I also think that he trusted our judgement in her care and knew that we would be very cautious with her.  We don't take her health lightly...that's for sure.  So when he said he left it to us.....we RAN with her.
She is the ONLY one who looked back!

So she is home and happily sleeping in her own bed.  She will have to follow up with her regular doctor this week to make sure she is on the mend and for sure I'll be keeping her home from school.  But we are happy to all be under one roof again:)

Sick again....

Aubrey is sick again....really sick:(

She started running a fever Monday and by Tuesday morning needed oxygen, so off the the ER we went.
ER upon arrival
Chest x-ray, blood work and nose swab reveal nothing.  So it's a virus of some kind, like usual, that is taking my girl down.  After a good nap yesterday, we were able to keep her off of the oxygen for awhile.  Which is a really good sign and we were hopeful.
From 7-10 she was chatty and happy.  Not eating or drinking much, but seemed to be ok.  As soon as she laid down to go to sleep, her stats TANKED.  So she ended up on oxygen last night.  And not just a wiff, but a whole liter.  Doctor said that since we caught it early, she may get worse before better.  Oh so comforting.....She still had a fever this morning, but once we got it down.....
We got dressed and brushed teeth and combed hair and she ate a really good breakfast.  All very good signs that she is doing better than she has in the past and we are hoping this isn't a week long event, but still taking it one day at a time.
playing Ipad
After awhile we took her off oxygen, which is what is keeping us there.  We are trying to keep her off of it while she is awake and only giving as needed.
Watching signing time with Em
Dad is there now and I'm at home with Emmie who is napping, so I'm gonna get something to eat and shower and then pack up for another night there.

I will try to update here as I can for those who keep asking :)  Internet is giving me problems at the hospital and I"m having troubles figuring out how to blog on my phone...

Pray for quick recovery and just one more night there....