Sick Baby

We have been busy this week with a very sick baby, who finally landed back in the ER again this morning:

She is not feeling well!

We have had some weak heart beats and sick lungs and too fast heart beats.

Her heart has been working too hard again to help her breathe, and she is just worn out even when taking it easy.

She also hasn’t had any food intake for three days, except what we put in the ng tube.  That means IV fluids, which she was not thrilled about, as well as some medicine while she was plugged in anyway.

She also got chest X-rays that found pneumonia and a collapsing lung.

She also tested positive for three viruses, one of which they think she maybe had last month and it is just still showing up.  She is just one sick little girl.

She just catches everything.  Little sicknesses are big for her.  But she is trying and we so appreciate so many prayers.

The good news is that the ng tube saved her, in that she weighed in today at 19 pounds!  That’s great for her, and the first time she didn’t lose weight when she was sick.  So while she isn’t a chunky monkey yet, she at least held her own for the first time.  That counts!

The viruses should run their course in a week, which in Kyrie time may be two or three weeks.

Many thanks for your prayers!

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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