Thursday, October 27, 2011

Alayna and the hospital

Last weekend Alayna had a wet cough that kept she and I up for several nights. She missed preschool on Monday because she was so tired but was fine once she slept in. Tuesday night she slept much better and hardly coughed so we thought we were on the upswing.
But, after preschool on Wednesday she didn't want to eat lunch and went to bed pretty quickly.

When she woke up from her nap she was running a fever, lethargic, wheezing and gasping for breath. Off to urgent care we went. After an hour and a half there the doctor felt like we needed to come to the local children's hospital. After 5 more hours, two deep suctioning treatments, chest xrays and four breathing treatments Alayna still could not keep her oxygen sats up so she was admitted.

It was first thought she had pneumonia but, instead it's a virus. Bad news because antibiotics don't help a virus so we have to ride it out. They won't release her until she can keep her oxygen levels up consistently on her own. So looks like we are here at least until Friday.

Her fever is gone and she is resting comfortably now so we are prayerful that when she gets up she will be much better.

Please keep her in your prayers so we may go home quickly. As we were both already way behind on sleep we are worn out.

We are sad that she will miss the Step Up for Down Syndrome and celebrating with all our friends but, we will keep our germs to ourselves.

Thanks for the prayers and support.

12 comments:

Pam said...

Praying for Alayna and hoping she will be feeling better soon :)

Sara Bell said...

Praying Alayna feels better shortly!!!

Cathy said...

Awwww Alayna...feel better angel. Prayers!!!

stephanie said...

UGH!Sending prayers!! And I am so sorry you have to miss your Step up! But Miss. A's health comes first!
Feel better Princess, we love you!You too mom!

Mud pies and Moonlight said...

Oh friend, praying for your precious Alayna right now... Is it viral pneumonia? How are Dariya and Aidan doing? Did you have them checked as well? I am so sorry you are going thru this but I will keep your family in my prayers until she is out of the woods. Keep us posted, friend.

The Monier Family said...

Oh so sorry to hear that Alayna is sick:( Praying for a quick recovery!

Emily said...

:( So sorry for Miss Alayna. Sweet baby, I hope she goes home soon - and y'all stay healthy. Keep us posted; we'll be praying!

Zoey's mom, Heather said...

Sent love an prayers on FB and can't hurt sending more here. Hoping you are home in no time at all.

j*e*n said...

Oh goodness - that's not fun at all! I'll be praying for a quick recovery and plenty of rest for you while you keep her company at the hospital.

Becca said...

Oh, poor little sweetie!!!! I'm so sorry you're all stuck in the hospital - thinking of her tonight, hoping she can be sprung tomorrow... (((hugs)))

Lori said...

Get better soon, Alayna! {{Hugs}}

Lacey said...

So sorry miss Alaina is sick and you have to miss your celebration! Bummer! Good vibes for a quick recovery!