Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Evie is back in the hospital

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need prayer...
Hi Friends,I think I mentioned in one of my earlier posts that Evie tested positive for RSV on Saturday. We admitted her to the hospital this afternoon just to get her some IV fluids and around 1am she had such a hard time breathing, coughing and choking that they had to put her on a ventilator and move us to the PICU. She looks pretty bad, I feel awful for her. Will you pray that her RSV clears up, and that her numbers all stay okay in the meantime? I think she will be mildly sedated most of the time we're down here, so she doesn't choke on the vent tube. And if you could continue to pray for her overall health and strength we would appreciate it.I haven't forgotten that Evie is living proof that God answers the prayers of His people, thank you for lifting us up.Love you (:
hanging in there...
Hi Friends (:Thanks for checking in, we had a pretty uneventful day. Evie's lungs are still pretty plugged up and inflamed, so we are just waiting for this RSV to run its course. Then we can take her off the ventilator and give her a few days to recover before we leave the hospital. Evie's pulmonologist came up today to check on her and said this isn't unexpected with RSV, and even healthy kids can be hospitalized and ventilated... so for someone with little reserve like Evie it's a nasty virus and we just have to wait it out. She has had a few episodes of choking and coughing on her vent tube, which is not easy to watch, but it is part of getting this gunk out of her lungs. The good news is, the doc said Eve might be able to wean off the vent in a few days, which is better than the week that the nurse practitioner was thinking.We could use prayers that Evie would stay stable, and her body would handle all of this medical care. Her little eyelids are so swollen from all of the fluids. When I put my face on hers, she squeezes my fingers (: I love this little girl. Bye for now! Love you and thanks for praying!
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