Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Sunday, February 19, 2012

We're home

Both Gabe and Alyssa were discharged on Saturday. They both have a little residual cough, but are doing well. Alyssa still has a little bit of coarseness in her lungs, but is breathing much more comfortable. We are continuing to suck their noses out really good for the next couple days and it should clear up on its own. I have to call the pediatrician to check in on Tuesday. I'm glad last week is behind us. I'll try to post healthy pics later this week. Right now it's time to catch up on some sleep...zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Hospitalized

Here is the quick version:
Gabe's cough got tighter on Saturday with wheezing. Took him to the doctor. Responded well to a nebulizer treatment started on steroids. Got worse over the weekend. Fingers looked dusky during his nap Monday. Went back to the doctor. No longer responding to nebulizer oxygen levels dipping down to the 80s. Brought to ED. Admitted. Nasopharyngeal suctioned. Still on oxygen. Lungs slowly clearing. Seems to have more energy today.
Alyssa started with a little cough Sunday. Got a little wetter with secretions as the week went on. Tried to stay on top of it with the bulb syringe saline drops and humidifier. Started working to breath and sounding course in her lungs yesterday. Brought to the ED. Admitted with bronchiolitis. She shares everything with her brother. Suctioning and oxygen for her.
They are down the hall from each other. We are juggling the two kids and grandma's are helping. There are visitor restrictions and they are both in respiratory isolation so you cannot visit. We'll let you know if we need anything. Thanks for the prayers.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

February

This is my second week back at work. I miss the kids. I'm still figuring out how to keep up with everything. We're balancing it all the best we can. The sickness is still coming and going. Gabe and I are still coughing. Is it summer yet?
Alyssa is growing so fast. Gabe just loves her and she's starting to watch him. Too cute.