Friday, December 3, 2010

So as not to break with Tradition...

...Kate felt compelled to spend her time in the Children's hospital.  In all my nightmares about ending up there again, never did I really think it would happen, and yet...


We were home not quite a week when I noticed one night she had the beginnings of a stuffy nose.  The following day she got progressively worse until we decided to take her to the ER.  It was a Friday night of course.  We were immediately admitted and she was put on IV fluids.  She had a viral infection in her nose, thankfully it never went to her lungs.  The problem was that because of the stuffy nose she could not eat and she was having some problems breathing.   By Saturday night they had her off the IV and we went home Monday evening.  Three nights.  If I have to be honest Friday and Saturday were really hard on me - I felt like I was living what I feared the most.  To make matters worse, Blaise wasn't allowed to visit, so I didn't see him for those three days either.  I knew she did not have a serious problem and I knew we were in the right place, I just. could. not. believe. that we were there again.

Once again we have reason to be thankful to the medical staff of the Children's hospital at the University in Mainz.

Tired Mommy


Our room

Wearing my coat everywhere - I came home sick

Thank you to the Children's hospital, you have served us well!

3 comments:

Jen said...

I'm assuming since you're home posting this that everything is ok. It must have been really hard on you guys heading back to the hospital this time, especially with Blaise at home. We'll be praying for Kate and for your family as well. I hope you're getting rest!!

MichelleK said...

I am ditto'ing Jen's comments. Hugs and kisses to everyone and get well soon Michelle!

IUgirl78 said...

Oh my goodness--that's terrible! I am glad she is doing better now, but my goodness--you guys deserve a break! I'll keep you in my prayers!!