Tuesday, April 5, 2011

TP & Hospital

We've been visiting family and friends in UT for the past month and been having a blast. We really lucked out with good friends allowing us to stay in their amazing extra house close to my brothers. Just after getting here I found a soaked TP roll on top of the toilet wrapped in a towel.
Lukas was in the bath and I asked him if he knew anything about it. He said "It fell on the floor mom so I washed it off". LOL.


My kids always seem to get seriously sick when we travel. This time was no exception and shortly after arriving both Luke and Lyd got serious colds, coughs and fevers so we went to the urgent care. Luke had strepp and Lyd had double ear infections. They were sick and cranky for 2 weeks. Unfortunately, Kaitlyn got it as well and wasn't doing too well so we went to the ER. She had to have all these tests so she got a catheter to test some urine, an IV to get some blood and to hydrate her, and a couple X-Rays. Luckily she didn't have to get a spinal tap! Test results showed she had RSV (which is just a cold but for newborns its very serious seeing as they can't clear their nose of snot which results in difficulty breathing). She also had mild pneumonia in her left lung. So they started antibiotics and kept her overnight because her blood oxygen levels were too low. We were seriously blessed because she improved drastically overnight so we were able to go home. With an 8 day course of antibiotics and a free pass to the respiratory therapy clinic at the hospital (where they clear out her nose so she can breathe) she's now almost completely healthy. We are so grateful the Lord continuously takes care of us. We certainly do love being healthy and happy!





6 comments:

Janice said...

NO fun! I am so glad that your kids are getting better! The hospital is not a fun place to be, especially for a little one!

Justin and Ashleigh Smith said...

How scary! I'm glad it all turned out ok though. I can't believe how much your cute little girl looks like Lukas! Or am I way off? I see a lot of similarities. Glad to see you are semi-blogging again :)

matt and michelle ray said...

oh my goodness! scary! but she is absolutely adorable! so glad everyone is doing better!

Rollins Family said...

Nicole. I am glad I found your blog. Congrats on baby number 3. She is beautiful. I am sorry all your kids got sick. Especially the baby. That is scary. I hope your move goes well. Good luck with Matt being deployed. All I can say is I admire military wives.

Karen said...

Glad to hear you're with family and friends. Sorry, that you had to go through that, though. I'm so glad she is getting better.

Shelly said...

Honey! You deal so well with the toughest things. So glad everyone is doing better. I miss you so much.