Saturday, December 17, 2011
resting & teething
Not much new to report today since the plan is to hold tight on weaning off the vent until the secretions thin out and she is able to start breathing on her own a bit. RSV causes thick copious secretions which tend to be sticky and hard to clear - hence why a lot of kids who are either already compromised or have an underlying lung disease have such a hard time managing this virus on their own.
As for me and Jimmy, we are holding up and have to divide and concur. I seem to be the only one in the family not sick. I've been staying at the hospital with Alex and Jimmy has been at home (aka the sick house) with Ryan. She's also teething and I know this because I got a phone call at 2:00am from Jimmy wondering where the orajel was. Of course it was here at the hospital in the diaper bag so a fun trip to Walmart was made in the middle of the night. The best part of the trip was that the only check out lane had two Russian women price matching fruit and veggies, needing gift receipts, etc which took them over 15 minutes to check out. One of the women turned to Jimmy, noticed Ryan and commented that he had a sick baby. He explained she was teething and the woman warned him to watch out if she runs a fever because that could mean she has an infection and needs to see a doctor. Too funny.