Sunday, July 13, 2008

Just like that - Updated

Just like that, Nora's back on high flow oxygen, in an incubator, and on antibiotics for pneumonia. The one thing I can say for the hospital and NICU that the babes are in is that it is top notch. I've been very impressed with the quality of care. I had called at 3:30 am and all was well. I got a call at 6 am from the doctor giving me the above news. Nora had a major dsat so her nurse woke up the doc at 5:30 am who called for tests who got all this done and diagnosed by 6 am when she called me. The doc said Nora will be fine, not to worry (ha ha), and that it can be a complication of MRSA. I, of course, AM worried and that not only is it viral, that I gave it to her since I had a tickle in my throat and coughed that one time at the end of holding her last night and I woke up with a bit of a stuffy nose and cough myself this morning when the doc called. This means I probably shouldn't and won't go to the hospital to see them today/for a few days which will be oh so hard. Damn. Damn. Damn. Things were going so well and now another set back. I really hope it isn't viral and she is fine.

Updated: It's not even an hour later (7 am) and another call from the doc who says they tubed Nora (put her on a respirator) because she wasn't breathing on her own. I told the doc after I had hung up with her that I'm worried it is viral because after I hung up from her I realized I have a stuffy nose. She said she didn't know, but that something was going on and she would be fine...that she's worried about NEC (which has to do with eating and the abdomen) and that even though she (the doc) took Nora off food for the day, she needs the oxygen and blood flow to the intestines so it doesn't cause problems. Oh, my poor girl. Just another thing and I hope she really is going to be okay. Please God, please.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

OH Deb....I'm so sorry for you and Nora. I hope this is a quick, very temporary bump in the road and that Nora is back to where she was very quickly. Poor little girl. Hang in there....

HeidN

Anonymous said...

Deb....I was just thinking-if you ever need anything please email me. I live in AZ (I know you said Max is there). Just an FYI. If there is anything I can ever do just let me know.

HeidN
justsayhi777@hotmail.com

Aimee & Hannah said...

Oh no Deb...I'm so sorry. I hope it's tru what they say, "It only gets worse before it gets better." This has got to be so very hard for you. Nora continues to remain in my thoughts & prayers.

QuiltingChaos said...

So hoping for good news later today... thinking of you and your family.
xo,
m

Joanna said...

I'll be thinking of you all day and hoping for good news when I next drop by.

((HUGS))

Joanna

Susan said...

Deb, as always you and Nora (and the rest, of course!) are in my thoughts. I'm so sorry little Nora is having so many challenges on her road to recovery. May things be smooth sailing from here on out!

-Susan

Cindy said...

Fierce prayers for little Nora. I hope she starts to feel better very soon and that her course on the vent and antibiotics is very short.

Nina said...

Oh no, Debbie...Praying here for the soonest recovery for little Nora...

Anonymous said...

Sending up lots of prayers and good thoughts for Nora (and mama!). Hopefully a pneumonia and not NEC... but either way glad that it sounds like they are really on top of things. Hugs!!!

Laura in L.A. said...

Debbie, I am sending prayers and good thoughts to our girl Nora. I know she is in good, good hands, and she will be fine.

Lots of love,
Laura

Anonymous said...

I am also sending prayers that Nora will make a speedy recovery. nancy in ak

Anonymous said...

Deb...ugh I cannot imagine the roller coaster you're on. Hang in there. I'll think good thoughts for everyone.!!

CoCo