Monday, January 19, 2009

Update on Emily

Some of my Facebook and Twitter followers have asked me how my little one is doing. Emily is, well she is really sick. She has Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), an infection of the lungs and breathing passages. Every four hours, she has to take two puffs from an inhailer and every six ours she's to have Mucinex to keep the phlegm in her lungs from getting worse. The doctor said she will get worse before she gets better. There is no guarantee that she will not end up in the hospital before it's all said and done. We just have to keep a close watch on her and make sure her "wheezing" doesn't worsen and that her breathing doesn't become a chore as well as making sure that she does drink her formula. Right now she's cut her intake down by about 1/2. She's taking only an ounce or two every hour or so where normally she will drink a six ounce bottle every three hours. This is probably due to the fact that she's so congested it's hard to breathe and eat.

The last two nights have been pure hell. I've been up with her because she cannot lay down without choking and gagging. I've been sitting up with her in the recliner and we sleep off and on that way, but more off than on! Her pediatrician told me that days 4-7 are usually the worst with this condition so it looks like I will not be getting any sleep any time in the near future. Of course I have family that would sit up with her, but I am sure that I would not be able to sleep even if they did, so there's not much need in taking them up on their offer.

Please keep us in your prayers because it looks like we may need them for the next few days. I will post updates when I can. Right now she's sleeping so I am going to grab a bite to eat and then try to nap a bit myself. Thank you all so much for your care and concern.

31 comments, add yours here:

Becca said...

Sending warm, healthy wishes to both of you!!

Lois Grebowski said...

Oh my...so sorry to hear that. Hope she gets better soon and it's gone for good!

Maggie said...

I'm so sorry to hear Emily is sick. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Twisted Cinderella said...

Oh poor mommy and Poor baby!! You must be some completely drained and exhausted. ((hugs)) I hope she is doing better soon and that someone is taking care of mommy while mommy is taking care of Emily.

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Oh..how sad..I'll also help you pray for little Emily to get better..take care!

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Oh Lord Tisha. Prayers are in progress honey. I so hate it when the little ones get so sick. Biggest hug ever. :)

sosunaolata said...

I'm sorry to read that Emily is sick, you must be exhausted! Hope she gets well soon!

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

oh honey! how awful for all of you! will send prayers for her for sure. i am so sorry...

hope it's over soon.

hugs, bee
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

richies said...

We will be praying for Emily. A sick child is one of the most frustrating things we face. We will be praying for you also.

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Asara Dragoness said...

Oh no!!
*hugs*
You poor things :( I'll be thinking of you both.
<3 <3 <3

storyteller said...

You'll both be in my prayers ...
Hugs and blessings,

Mimi Lenox said...

Sending prayers of healing to you.

Jackie said...

Oh gosh... poor mommy and poor Emily. She'll be okay..... I'll be thinking of sweet Emily.

Misty Dawn said...

Sending you hugs, prayers, and healing thoughts, my friend. I wish there were something more I could do.

Paul Eilers said...

I sincerely want your baby girl to get well soon.

Kara said...

Oh poor little girl! I hope she gets better quickly.

Linda said...

Poor little Emily and poor you, too.

I will keep you both in my heart and prayers that she will recover soon.

Sockpuppet said...

thinking of you and your little one, Hugs!

Colleen - Mommy Always Wins said...

Aw, so sorry to hear your little one's so sick! I'll say a little prayer for her...and YOU!

Amazing Gracie said...

Oh, sweetie, I hate to hear that!!! A mom's heart hurts when her little ones are sick. I'll be praying for Emily and you...
~~~Blessings~~~

Patois said...

Emily is now officially on my list to pray for in my nightly conversations with God. As are you now as well.

Callie Ann said...

That is terrible. At least let the family help with your older two kids. Hope you and emily both get some much needed sleep soon. Ain't nothing better than a Momma holding a little one...

katherine. said...

warm prayers for health and rest...and peace of mind for you...

WillThink4Wine said...

Goodness. Poor little one. I'll keep Emily and you in my prayers, Tisha.

Sandra Carvalho said...

Oh no Tish....Poor thing!....My older boys also had respiratory problems when thy were babies (bronquiolitis which is about the same thing that Emily has)and I ended up to stay in the Hospital for 2 weeks with both of them (both were 8 months old when that happened in 2 years of difference) so I know exactly what you're going through.I'll pray for you and for baby Emily.
Keep me posted about her condition will you hon?
*hug and kisses*

Stella said...

You are all in my thoughts and prayers!!
Keep us posted! Hoping she's doing better and you got some sleep!!

Tina said...

wow wen i look at your little ones picture there, i can see your sons expression in her face.

sorry to hear she is ill. i really hope something can be done to help her out asap, its horrible when they are that little and poorly. all the best to you mate x

Kristin said...

I just happened upon your blog and the first post I read is talking about a situation I have been in twice now. My oldest son (now 6yrs) had RSV when he was just 6wks old. I was up every 3hrs giving him breathing treatments, he slept in his car seat because he had to propped up all night to breathe. Luckily he only spent 1 night in the hospital and hasn't had a problem breathing since he got over it. My 2nd son (now 15mo.) had bronchiolitis but it was much worse than my oldest's RSV. He spent 5 days in the hospital. Now, he is healthy and happy :). So there is hope :).

You're in my thoughts. I know it's a rough thing to get through. :)

Akelamalu said...

Oh poor little Emily! I'm sending as much Reiki as I can muster to your little one and to you to give you strength. xx

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

I hope Emily is feeling better today honey. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Big hug honey. :)

Desert Songbird said...

I'm so sorry to hear this. I'll say some prayers for your little one.