Sick Days

With meds every two hours and cooling packs, the baby is holding at 103 temp. She has eaten little, but still has tears when she cries. We are giving her fortified 28kcal bottles (via cup) to keep enough in her (usual is 26-28kcal because she is ten pounds at eight months). If her weight drops at all, even because of this, they will do a gtube. She is back on oxygen for now. She shivers and cries in her sleep, which uses more precious calories and vital oxygen energy she is already fighting so hard to keep.

Our days go on, though, because this has been our normal for eight months, while we pray and nurture and keep that baby alive.

The kids still even had school this morning:



About Emily

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since 2009. I serve as a Chaplain, and work as a counselor. I got bilateral cochlear implants in 2010, but will always love sign language. I choose books over television, and organics over processed. Nothing is as close to flying as ballroom dancing - except maybe running, when in the solo mood. I would rather be outside than anywhere else, especially at the river riding my bike or kayaking. PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy, and currently doing a post-doc in Jewish Studies and an MDiv in Pastoral Counseling. The best thing about Emily World is that it's always an adventure, even if (not so) grammatically precise. The only thing better than writing is being married to a writer. Nathan Christensen and I were married in the Oklahoma City temple on 13 October 2012, and have since fostered more than eighty-five children. We have adopted the six who stayed, and are totally and completely and helplessly in love with our family. Nathan writes musical theater, including "Broadcast" (a musical history of the radio) and an adaption of Lois Lowry's "The Giver". He served his mission in South Korea, has taught song-writing in New York City public schools, and worked as a theater critic for a Tucson newspaper. This is not an official Web site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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