Sunday, June 29, 2008

Her Life Flashed before my Eyes!

Saturday was supposed to be a great day. Daddy was supposed to work but then we were supposed to go up to Denver. God had other plans. On Friday Roana was wheezing a little but she tends to overreact. We came home from eating out which she barely did and I gave her a warm bath and sent her to bed. 3:00 am I woke up. I walked in to get water for my dry throat and opened the door to check her. She was a little blue and her chest was very rapidly raising and falling. My heart stopped. I called Big Ro three times. He came to the door and looked at her. What do you want to do he asked. I picked up the phone to call 911. He told me to get dressed and we could get to the hospital in 10 minutes most. We struggled to wake her up and I dragged her into the er. I was terrified as she could barely talk. She struggled for each breath. I waited in the er for 30 minutes but as soon as she was in triage they rushed us over to respiratory. Her oxygen level was at 80 and her heart rate was soaring. If they did not get her on oxygen vital organs could have shut down.

3 hours later after the oxygen was administered she was on 5 liters. They transferred us to children's hospital. We were admitted and she was doing better. She loved the nurses and room service. I thank god for those nurses and our pediatrician that Roana has seen since she was 6 months old. At 11 am today we were released. She cried because she wanted to order steak but mommy made her feel better by making her steak and rice for lunch. Right now she is on 1/2 liter of oxygen for 24 hours a day until Weds at least. Also we are doing a nebulizer every 4-6 hours. She is also on antibiotics for the next 3 days. I am sure she will recover but I do not want to deal with acute bronchitis any time soon. I complain about my baby but after almost losing her and watching her be semi conscious I am grateful to watch her grow. I will post another blog tomorrow about my experience as a single mom.

8 Comments / Comentarios:

Anonymous said...

Holy cow....that is exaclty what happened to baby Tobias 2 weeks ago and he spent 3 days in the hospital on 3 liters of oxygen. His pulse ox was 72 when we got him there and it stayed there until two days later then all the sudden he was off the oxygen (with mommies persistence) and I discharged him AMA (against medical advise) on the third night. They were giving him treatments every 2 hours but I can do that here at home and he was on anitbiotics and steroids for 10 days also cause he has RAD and RSV which is very serious in infants. I am glad she is doing better and I will keep her in my prayers.
Love you all,
Carrie

Momto3LittleFlowers said...

I will continue to pray for her... And ((((HUGS))) for you mom.... I can only imagine how hard this must has been for you guys.....

brenda said...

aww mama i can imiagine the millon thoughts racing thru your head....i will say an xtra prayer for her and hope she gets back to 100% soon....

Gina said...

Hello. I stumbled upon your blog over at BBC boards. I have enjoyed reading your blog. Your little girl reminds me so much of my little girl. They are about the same size too.

I am so sorry to hear that your sweet girl has been so sick. I pray that she gets better quickly. I know that must have been so very scary for you (and her)

You tell her that my family is thinking of her and wishing her a speedy recovery!

Gina

elsuenoamericano said...

How scary!!! I'll keep you guys in my prayers!!

Heather said...

I am so glad she is home and doing better. I knew something was up when you called me 5 times in one day. I am just glad you called. Hug her tight from all of us!

-h

My3Ro's said...

Carrie: When this was happening all I could think was you have been through this already. You are an awesome friend and I wil call you.

Anelys: Thanks for the prayers. I was terrified. Thanks for the little chat.

Brenda: Every moment I was mean ran through my head. I vowed to be the better mommy now. Thank god it all turned out.

Gina: Welcome to my blog. I look forward to befriending you. You will see I am a roller coaster. Once again welcome.

Liz: Thank you for your prayers.

Heather: Sorry it was five times. I was really scared and needed someone to tell everyone. Thanks for being there for me you rock.

Anonymous said...

I am so glad she is fine now.