Domestic Bliss Report

Motherhood is hard work. If we don't stick together, we'll all fall apart.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

My big girl is at the hospital.

Madeleine started wheezing at her cousin's birthday party this afternoon. It sounded worse than it has in the past, so I just asked my sister for her nebulizer and all.
For about half an hour, maybe 45 minutes, all was well. Then it returned just as bad as before.
We stopped on the way home to get a Frappuccino; Daddy remembered getting coffee when he'd have attacks as a child.
Her nighttime medication didn't kick it, either, so Daddy took her in.

She had an hourlong treatment (of what I don't know) and they X-rayed her lungs. They're keeping her overnight on oxygen and an IV (she threw up four times from their stuff). They do anticipate her coming home tomorrow (Monday), I think.

Daddy's with her.I know others who have left babies alone at the hospital, and Madeleine isn't alone, but this is my first time.
Frankly, I'm terrified. Since we've got a pretty good praying contingent, can I ask that?

Second verse, same as the first.

UPDATE 8/11/08 9:25AM: They're keeping her until tomorrow as her lungs don't look as clear as they'd like. There's an in-room DVD player so she'll be watching Princess Bride, Holly Hobbie, and whatever else she wants ad infinitum.
Thank you all graciously for your prayers.

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At 5:01 AM, Blogger HISchild said...

Praying here. Will also take it to the prayer chain in our church.

Keep us posted.


At 6:15 AM, Blogger Barb, sfo said...

Adding my prayers as well!

At 7:42 AM, Blogger Kasia said...

Count on it.

At 7:50 AM, Blogger Mommy K said...

Sending prayers - it is never easy going through this. My Little Man just finally got diagnosed with cough variant asthma after 2 years of no answers. The important thing is that she is getting the care and attention she needs and you kow God is watching over her making sure she gets better soon.

Together in prayer,

At 8:29 AM, Blogger Diane said...

Hugs and good thoughts... glad to hear she's getting such good care.

At 9:27 AM, Blogger Melanie B said...

Praying here.

At 12:46 PM, Blogger Catherine said...

I'm so sorry you have to go through this. I've had hospitalizations with my Mary, one with Croup. It's scary. I didn't have the option of leaving her, as Daddy wasn't available, and I don't think I could have left her anyway. That's quite brave of you, even though I know you don't want to do it.

We'll make sure to send prayers her way from us!


At 1:19 PM, Blogger Peanut Butter Kisses said...

We are praying here also. I cannot imagine having a little one in the hospital and three at home...which one to be with???! I'll also be praying for you for a calm heart.

At 9:02 PM, Blogger Maureen said...

When I was little, I have to say I rather enjoyed my one long hospital stay. I mean, other than being sick as a dog, which I'd already been at home.

1. Bed you can raise and lower.
2. Excitingly different hospital food.
3. Almost as much ice cream as I wanted to eat. (To soothe my throat.)
4. Nurses made me a pan of rice krispy treats.

Hope Maddie is all better soon. :)


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