Wednesday, March 3, 2010

What a week!

If I could remove last week from our lives I think I would:)

Monday Gavin and I woke up very sick, I marched us into the doctor immediately. I was so lucky to have a sinus infection AND bronchitis and poor Gav had a sinus infection also. Monday was horrible we both just cried all day wanting to feel better. By about Thursday we were doing pretty good. Gavin and I went to a few of the 2A games, we were ready to get out of the house. I kept praying that Jenna baby would stay healthy, but really how was she supposed to? We were all sick and there was no way we could stay away from her. She had a little cough but really that was about it. I really didnt think she was sick. Friday she started throwing up a little bit and so Saturday morning we decided to take her to the ER just incase. Well of course she had RSV and Pneumonia. They admitted her to the hospital. They tried getting and IV in so that she wouldn't get dehydrated. Well after three tries and a lot of screaming they stopped to give her a rest. I was able to get some pedialyte in her so they did not try again. I felt so bad for her! She was really good while in the hospital, mainly sleepy. They did breathing treatments and also treated her with an antibiotic.

I stayed with Jenna at the hospital and Gavin got passed around. He took it really hard, he wanted to be with his whole family! He is such a tender hearted little boy, I just love him! I miss him when I have to be away from him. He couldn't see Jenna because they dont allow kids under 14 back. That was really hard for him.

We finally came home today and Jenna has been doing really well. Her oxygen is up to 1/8 of a liter and I am still giving her breathing treatments. She is eating much better and is happy to be home!

Being in the hospital is not the funnest, but I am able to enjoy some things.

I LOVE hospital food, I think because I dont have to cook it or clean up afterwards.
I LOVE hospital ice and coke, the only down fall is I drink 3 a day instead of 1.
I LOVE that I had a room with a view. We made fun of that the first day, but I watched lifeflight land twice and that was pretty cool. I have never seen it that close.
I LOVE watching the nurses. There still are some really great people in the world. Most of them treated Jenna as if she were their own. It really helps knowing that they want to help her get better and they really care for her!

I HATE that it is Jenna who is sick. I would do anything to take that from her. There is nothing harder than seeing your kids in pain.

Thanks so much for everyone who was worried about Jenna, we recieved many well wishes and treats:) Thanks Ash and Maradee for the yummy ice cream and a much needed visit!! I am so greatful for wonderful in-laws and a wonderful mom to help with Gavin! We are very blessed!


Karen Kunzler said...

Oh, my goodness. I noticed your posts on Facebook and was coming on your blog to see if you had updated. I am so sorry. How horrible!!!! I am glad she is doing better. Loralee got RSV at 3 months and stopped nursing, it was really scary her not eating. Glad you guys are home and ALL together again.

The Belnaps said...

glad she's back home and doing we have no more excuses for exercise time...darn!

Mindy said...

Oh, I am so glad she is feeling better!

Ashley DeMille said...

Oh, I heard about your rough week! What sweet little kids you have. They just seem like their going to be the best of friends!

Di said...

So excited to see you at church today because I knew that meant Jenna had to be better! Thank Heavens! :)

Tana said...

I'm so sorry you had a rough week. But I am glad she is so strong and was able to get feeling better. I hope all is well now that you are probably settled back at home. Love Love !

Katy said...

I'm so glad she is okay! She is such a little fighter.. has a lot of you in her :) She looks so stinkin precious in that shot of her up close. I am sad I didn't get to see her this weekend. We will be down for a little bit next weekend hopefully I can see you guys!

Heather Vincent said...

What an adorable little family you have! I found your blog via Amy's blog (Auntie Amy). I have been following her blog because of little Sage. Anyway, I noticed your sweet little Jena is a NICU baby and that's what drew me to your blog. My daughter is also a NICU baby. I love following blogs of babies who were in the NICU and watching their development. If you would rather I not follow, I understand. Anyway, she is a sweet little girl! I hope you are all on the mend. Oh yeah, my name is Heather and we live in Gunnison.

Layna said...

I love Jenna to death, she so strong. Your family will be in my prayers. I love you guys :)