Comfort and Joy

I will turn their mourning into gladness; I will
give them comfort and joy instead of sorrow.
Jeremiah 31:13

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

We meet again Le Bonheur...

Unfortunately Maggie was readmitted to Le Bonheur yesterday morning because of a respiratory virus. We thought it was RSV but because of her age and the fact that she had it less than a month ago, they didn't even test for it.  They think it's a non-RSV virus causing bronchilitis.  She started to show signs of a cold on Sunday, got a little bit worse on Monday, and then Monday night was a rough night just like last time.  Maggie is starting to make me really dislike Monday nights and Tuesday mornings.  She really started to struggle to breathe around 5:15 am and it was getting more and more difficult to suction out her nose because the drainage was so thick.  I took her in to our pediatrician and he once again said it would be best to have her admitted to the hospital.  She had to be admitted through the ED so we spent lots of quality time there before she was admitted on the Infant Toddler Floor.  She is not as bad as the first time but still not doing great.  She started out without oxygen but had to be put on it at 2:30 am because she was struggling with her sats.  She is also receiving around the clock breathing treatments and deep suctioning.  We are hopeful that we won't be at Le Bonheur as long as last time but we would really appreciate your prayers.
I'm really struggling with all of this.  My daughter being sick again in such a short amount of time.  Since we were discharged last time, March 25th, she has had another cold and pink eye.  It seems like we just can't keep her well.  She is growing (14 lbs) and happy as could be even sick so we know she is overall healthy but it seems her brothers keep bringing things home that they don't even get, they just pass it on to her.  I miss my boys and the hospital can be a lonely place to be especially when you have a lot of memories (good and bad) mixed up with it.  I'm trying to stay positive and hopeful but satan can really start working on you in the middle of the night when everything is still.
So how to pray:
1.  She would rebound quickly and we can go home.
2.  She will continue to not need oxygen.
3.  The boys will stay well
4.  David and I can balance all of this: Maggie, boys, work, the outside world
5.  That we can keep her well once she is home.
Thank you for your love and support.
You've got to be kidding me!?!  Maggie is being admitted to Le Bonheur AGAIN for RSV. This is crazy!!!  Please pray she fights hard and gets out of here quickly. #mommycanthandlethisstress\
Trying to find the positive in this...Maggie is reunited with her favorite monkey.

This is from last week when she had pink eye.  Even with a nasty eye, she was still happy as can be.  I love that little girl!


Laura Sessions said...

Praying for you and your precious baby girl and family. We love y'all!

Heather and Suzanne said...

Poor angel! thinking of you guys...we spent a lot of time there with ours too and just this week we had our home pulse ox etc taken back to methodist. Respiratory stuff is the pits but it will get better, we will be praying. Oh and I hear you can buy a pulse ox at walgreens or online for like $60! Not sure if thats a good thing!
Suzanne, Clay, Murphy and Madden

Laura Matthews said...

I'm so sorry...our 6 month old twins have had stomach bug, RSV, etc this winter...I'm sure our 6 and 3 year olds have helped with this. The older boys have had strep more than once and at least one stomach bug each...having a big family is so hard when there is sickness. I am thinking of you and praying for a short stay (and then a break for all of you).

Laura (friend of Lauren Scrugham)

lindley said...

Oh Brittany! Yuck! I'm sorry!! Praying they kick this gunk quickly so you can all be together again soon!!

tb29 said...

I am so sorry this has happened again! Poor baby! Lots and lots of prayers for all of you.

Lauren said...

praying sweet brittany!!!

Marilyn said...

We will join you in prayer for you & Maggie!