Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Isolation

I'm just wondering if I can catch a funking break here? Really, I'm ready for it any time, the break that is. I think Nora can use a break too. If there is a God, we will catch a break soon. If only it worked that way and was so easy. Some times, like today...I really feel like I can break. That I will reach my breaking point.

Nora is in isolation for a MRSA infection. They got the results back from that infection on her pic line...it is MRSA. They are doing a blood draw and swabbing her nose and anus and if any of them come back as positive, she will remain in isolation for the duration for the rest of her NICU stay. If not, we move on and things will get a bit easier.

The situation is compounded by the fact that I have two children...one in isolation and one not. I'll spare you the details of today of the rules around that since they have called in the communicable disease experts and everyone I talked to today, the "rules" were different. Hopefully, they will be more clear tomorrow. Regardless, I can only be around Nora if I am gowned and gloved and for all intense and purposes, holding here is put on hold again today for a minimum of the amount of time for the results to come back.

Today was a hard day, but short because I was not allowed back in Ray's room after being in Nora's room (after I had been told I could as long as I hadn't held her and was gowned and gloved). Probably, all this will become routine as well, but today...it just plain sucked.

4 comments:

Nina said...

Debbie, Nora - hang in there Girls!:-(( this is so scary Debbie, please let it be not that dreadful stafillococ, please, please, please...

calliope said...

oh goodness.
I am praying for all of you, but super hoping that Nora heals swiftly.
xo

Laura in L.A. said...

Debbie, I am praying hard for our girl Nora. I am praying for wisdom for the doctors to figure out what's going on and fix it. I am sure that they will.

Love, Laura

Katrina said...

Oh, I am so sorry. Isolation sucks, but it must be unbearable when there is another baby you want to see as well!

I pray the results come back quickly and that they are negative. Keeping you all in our prayers!