Sunday, February 7, 2010

Six weeks of peace, now back for more NICU fun!

Leah wasn't feeling well all day Thursday. That night Erin and I thought she was showing all the signs of RSV, so Friday Erin took Leah to see the Pediatrician. He immediately wanted us to take an ambulance to Boston Children's. Erin convinced the doctor that she could drive herself. Leah was admitted after 11 hrs in the ER. The only thing they accomplished was an x-ray and I.V. (after seven failed attempts). The doctors here seem to be really excited about spinal taps, both times Leah has been taken to the hospital they have wanted to do a spinal tap. A little over kill, if you ask us. We fought them off this time. Now after two days in the hospital Leah is showing signs of improvement. We hope she will get to come home around Tuesday. Side note: our church ward here has been the best we could have possibly imagined. They have jumped right in lightening our burden. Our home teachers and especially our visiting teachers have really stepped up serving as the Lord intended.
Here is a pic of Leah at the hospital when she actually stopped crying for a minute. She was pretty miserable yesterday and we are hoping and praying she gets better soon. The Nurses are taking good care of her.

3 comments:

Holly said...

You all, and especially Leah, are in our prayers. I'm glad your ward is so helpful. Keep us updated.

Staci said...

poor little thing. I know all about IV sticks over and over and I'd hate to see my baby go through that! Wish I could help more during this time...

BTW, don't you LOVE fighting with doctors over the ambulance issue?

Jackie said...

I was thinking about you all today so I got your blog to see any updates on Leah. I am sorry to learn about her being in the hospital. I wish so much that we lived close again. I am glad you have friends in your new ward to help you.