Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Week of Drama

Sorry that I haven't had a chance to post this week, we've been really busy! Quinn started getting sick Saturday night with a fever and wheezing. After treating her with the nebulizer, she spiked a high fever in the middle of the night. Luckily, motrin seemed to help the fever go down. I decided to wait until the morning to call the after hour nurse instead of rushing her to the hospital.

So Sunday we were instructed to go to urgent care since the nebulizer wasn't helping her wheezing. Poor kid could not breath. They gave her some steroids and more treatment that didn't immediately take care of the problem but did slightly help her. We discovered an ear infection was causing the fever. Overall, we think it's allergies. The kid's lungs cannot handle allergies. She wheezes badly and then all the drainage from it causes more problems.

On Monday she couldn't catch her breath or breathe out of her nose. She had a waterfall of snot and had to breathe through her mouth which caused pools of drool. We went through multiple bibs and shirts.

Because of the difficulties with breathing, she didn't sleep a wink between sunday morning and monday night. Which means I didn't either. By late monday night she was able to sleep in 45 minute increments and finally at 5:30 am she fell sleep, uninterrupted, until 11:30am! Talk about a relief.

We're still administering the nebulizer and lots of medicine but she's definitely feeling better. At least she can breathe and sleep.

So that is our drama for the week and hopefully by tomorrow she'll be ready to run around a little bit. We'll see.

On a side note, I'd like to reach out for prayers for our dear friends Sarah and Drew. I received an email yesterday from Drew at Sarah's request about her pregnancy. It seems that at 33 weeks her body has gone into pre term labor. They are having some trouble stopping the contractions and the most recent information I know of is that Sarah is in the hospital waiting to give birth. They are hoping dearly for as much time as possible before the baby is born.

I can only imagine how scary this must be for them. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.


Anonymous said...

I am so thankful that things are getting better for you, Jason and Quinn. My prayers have been answered, now we will start on Drew and Sarah. Love you so much, miss you more.

Grandpa Y

Anonymous said...

I am glad that things are going better. I was worried about Quinn, she is too young for all of this. Take care, thanks for the heads up on Drew and Sarah

Angie said...

My prayers have gone out to Sarah and Drew.. and another your way for Quinns health. Take care.


Fred and Heather said...

These babies are enough to put mommy and daddy in the psych ward I swear. Hopefully Quinny is doing much better but we'll definitely keep her in our prayers for continued improvement in health! (keep Bella in yours...she will forever have a struggle I fear)
As for Sarah and Drew they are on our hearts and in our prayers, keep us updated on her progress.
Love you!