Friday, February 25, 2011

Hospital, the sequel.

We again found ourselves in the ER at Children's Memorial after Sadie was coughing and struggling to breathe. Our ER visit began the same way as our visit last month. She was assessed by a triage nurse who raced her back to the trauma room when she saw her O2 levels at 80%. It was as if we had roles in a poorly-scriped sequel where the plot line is the same, but all the characters are different.

The doctors tried their hardest not to intubate her, but just couldn't get her blood pressure or oxygen levels high enough. So, again she was intubated and put on a ventilator. A scary procedure for us to witness, as they had trouble getting the tube in her throat through a swollen airway. We saw her oxygen levels dip into the 10s, twice.

We are now at day 6 of her hospital stay in the ICU. Sadie seemed to be recovering and in good spirits until yesterday when out of nowhere her seizure activity spiked. She was given three sedatives to get the seizure to stop...then another dose after another cluster started an hour later. One step forward, two steps back.

Our strong little girl continues her feisty behavior - pulling out her nasal oxygen tube, squirming out of her arm immobilizer. She also decided that the x-ray table was the perfect place for a poonami. We hope this bodes well for her release soon.


  1. Our prayers are with Sadie and both of you. Sadie is blessed to have both of you as her parents. Stay strong.

    Love and prayers.
    Uncle Paul & Aunt Theresa

  2. Oh little Sadie- how can a beautiful little girl endure so much. It's been a rough year, we wish we lived closer so we could go through this together. Sloane was just discharged yesterday after her RSV & +C-Diff. It takes a toll, but hang in Sadie, we are all praying for your recovery!! Your sister Sloane gives kisses!!

  3. Thanks for the update Cathy - you guys have surely been in our thoughts. We missed you at the shower on Sunday and let me just add, your chicken salad, to die for! Yum!

    Get that beautiful girl better for her big event next month :-)

    Take care,