Thursday, March 05, 2009

Downturn....

Poor little Becca had to be admitted to the hospital yesterday afternoon for (most likely) pneumonia. I took her into the pediatrician yesterday afternoon just to check out her breathing and her blood oxygen levels were really low. They told me to take her right to the ER. She was then admitted to the hospital.

I spent the night there last night and John is spending the night tonight. My mom flew in tonight and will stay home with Andrew so John and I can be at the hospital and running back and forth to sleep/shower/drop off breastmilk, etc.

They keep throwing around words like asthma, pneumonia, reactive airway something or other....but it is not entirely clear. But, she is on two antibiotics (one in case it is bacterial pneumonia, and one in case it is walking pneumonia), steroids, nebulizer treatments, oxygen and an IV. She is so pitiful!

Tracy and my neighbors have been taking care of Andrew round the clock. They have been amazing. Thank you, Tracy. You have no idea how great it is to not have to worry one second about him. I know he is in very capable hands!

I can't believe she went from almost acting normal on Tuesday to being so sick by Wednesday. This shit is SCARY.

She is stable and getting a little better, so we have high hopes that she'll be out of the hospital soon! I will update you when I know more. I have to get some sleep now!

23 comments:

Angie said...

Oh dear, Katie. I'm so sorry. Poor Becca. She doesn't seem to do any little sicknesses. No wonder you freak out about "a little virus!" Praying for Becca.

Ann said...

Katie, I'm so sorry she is so sick. Hoping she gets better soon! I'm so glad you have friends and family there to support you.

Jen said...

Oh, how AWFUL. You were right all along - she definitely was really sick. I hope that she will be better soon, that you will all get some rest, and that she'll be back to her normal self in no time. You're in my prayers.

Andrea_Ben said...

Oh Katie, that is awful. I am so glad your mom is coming to town. I was wondering what was going on When Tracy's facebook mentioned taking care of Andrew. I have been checking the blog all day!!!

Natalie said...

Katie, so sorry to hear about this. It sounds a little bit like me when I was a young child. I could not handle any cold and at least once or twice a year, I got pneumonia. Finally, after a couple of years of trying to figure out how I was getting it and how to avoid it, our peds put me on asthma medicine every time I had a cold and cough combined. Back then, the meds weren't as advanced. But, it worked pretty well. Turns out, my little Olivia is the same. She now has an inhaler contraption thingie for each cold/cough. It remains to be seen if it will work for her, b/c we only tried it once and the results were so-so (it may not be the right medication for her-we have to experiment). Fortunately, our docter says most kids grow out of it when they hit puberity. Which I did. Anyway, rambling here.

Hang in there and I'll be praying for her quick recovery!

Meg said...

Poor babies!!! We prayed for Becca tonight before bed and Taylor wanted to know what color the germs were that got Becca so sick. Glad you mom is coming in. Moms always make everything better, no? You have got to have the worst health luck of anyone I've ever met! But now when John thinks you're overreacting, think how much leverage you'll have that he's wrong! In any case, this whole thing just sucks. We're sending big prayers your way. Let me know if I can help AT ALL. It's so maddening to be so far away! FYI, I don't think she has reactive airway disease. I've never heard of anyone needing to be hospitalized for that.

Anonymous said...

Your poor sweet baby. She is lucky to have such a wonderful Mommy. Take care of yourselves. She is in capable hands, so make sure you get enough food/rest/coffee/etc.

molly said...

Poor Becca!!! Poor mom and dad!! I'm so, so, so sorry to hear this!!! I hope she is better in a flash. I'm sure she's in excellent hands, so hopefully that gives you come comfort.

joanna said...

Yuck yuck yuck. I'm thinking about you guys!

Swistle said...

OH NO!

MaryB said...

Thinking of you and sending good thoughts...Don'r forget to take care of yourself too!!!

Anxiously awaiting the good news that Becca is on the mend!

Marie Green said...

Oh, man, that is so scary. I bet it does feel good that someone else can do the monitoring of her, the deciding just exactly how sick she is. Still, I hope she's healed and home in no time!

MommyK said...

How frightening for you. I'll be praying for Becca's quick recovery!

Mandy said...

Yuck - hospitals. Hoping for a quick recovery and rest for all of you.

Erin said...

Oh Katie. I am sending all sorts of heathy, immune-boosting vibes out to her.

Thanks for updating. She (and all of you!) are heavy in my mind.

Noo said...

Sorry Katie. Sending good vibes your way. Glad grandma is on her way.

ash said...

how scary! i hope little becca gets better soon! love you!

The Smith's said...

Oh my goodness Katie.
I am so sorry and sending prays and healty thought to you all.

Why does this shit happen to you?

Glad your mom is coming up.

Kristi said...

Poor thing. I hope Becca gets better really soon. Sending lots of good thoughts and get better vibes!

The Peregos said...

Katie, I am so sorry to hear about Becca. I hope she's feeling better tonight. We are praying for you all. Take care.

Angela said...

KATIE! that is absolutely terrible! I do hope she gets better. I haven't been on the computer much lately so I just saw how long Becca has been sick. Poor baby! I hope and pray you all get rest!
Angela

Justine said...

Take care of yourself as much as possible, too! I know having your mom there is a huge help. You're all in our thoughts & prayers. Love from Jim, Justine, Ben, Sarah, Grandma Sue, Grandpa Jack, & Grandma Jo

The Quinn Report said...

I'm thinking of u and sweet Becca!!!