Monday, March 29, 2010

The Children's Hospital

We admitted Blair to the Children's hospital last night. She's in the PIMCU, the intermediate care unit, which is basically a step down from ICU. They can monitor her much better and provide her with care we can't give her at home. Our low flow oxygen is just not enough to keep her from working too hard to breathe. Her pulmonologist rounds here, so he is involved in her care, for which we are thankful. He was a consult in her care even in the NICU and is very good.

Her chest x-ray showed no pneumonia, just slight haziness (congestion) around the main airways and into the smaller ones, which is very virus-like. Her labs looked okay. She tested negative for RSV and flu, so her doctor thinks that she has respiratory virus kin to RSV. This would basically be a cold for most people. She went downhill fast from begging to go outside and playing yesterday morning. She is not herself, but we are hoping that we have seen the worst already. Right now they have her on high flow oxygen and IV steroids. She rested fairly well last night except for the times when she was bothered.

She really checked out the IV in her hand, which is completely immobilized on a board. She looked at her other hand and turned both hands over to see the other side. It was like she was thinking, "Wow. It's a good thing I only have one of these. Otherwise, how in the world would I hold my paci?"

We know that she is in God's hands, and that he will take care of her. Please do pray for her recovery. We are especially prayerful that she will remain in this unit with oxygen therapy and will not have to be put in on a ventilator in the PICU.

I will continue to update as we know anything more. Right now, we are just letting her rest.

8 comments:

Sarah said...

Oh no! I'm thinking/praying for sweet Blair and her wonderful parents!

Jamie said...

Oh no!! That did happen fast! It seems like just yesterday that I was chuckling at your chicken post and now Blair's in the hospital!?!!! I'm sure your head is spinning!
We are definitely praying for sweet Blair. I'm so glad that she has the help she needs right now.
Also praying for peace for Mommy and Daddy because I can't imagine what you're feeling.
We love y'all!
Jamie

AA said...

I'm praying for you guys, Ash!!! Hope she gets better soon!

Julia said...

What a mess! I hope she is feeling better soon. Have they given you any idea how long they think she will be in the hospital? Praying for you guys!

Trey said...

So who is baby sitting the chickens?? :) Praying for you guys!!!

Eunice said...

We are praying too - give sweet Blair a kiss for us. We are praying for Jan too (I know it is hard on her and those who love her).

Semi-Slacker Mom said...

Praying for y'all!

Amber Davies said...

Oh my goodness! Poor little Blair! We are praying hard for a speedy recovery. Take care of that sweet, precious, baby doll!