2/23/11

My Little Valentine

Lexi was admitted to the hospital on 2.17.11.  Jason was out of town.  He was of course, the farthest from home that he ever goes.  I took Lexi to the doctor on Valentine's day and she was diagnosed with RSV.  On Wednesday night that week Lexi fell asleep on my lap and did not really wake up until late the next morning.  I called the doctor on Thursday morning and they had me bring her in at 1:30 PM.  At the doctor's office they did a white blood cell count and two breathing treatments.  The white blood cell count was fine, but they sent us to the hospital because she was on the verge of being severally dehydrated and her pulse ox was low.  Mimi met us at the doctor's office and rode with us to the hospital.  When we arrived at Children's our room was waiting for us.  The room we were in this time with either the exact room or the room next door to the room we were in when Lexi was two months old.  Needless to say, my emotions were just as strong this time around as we entered the room.  The nurses came in and brought Lexi her very own stethoscope!  They listened to Nine's heart and taught Lexi how to listen with it too!  Dr. Tate took me out to the hallway and explained how we were going to proceed.  Lexi was going to get an IV for fluids and if her lungs sounded clear we did not have to get a chest x-ray.  When we walked back to the room Lexi decided to start drinking on her own.  Dr. Tate left the room and Mimi went to get him because she was drinking even more.  Dr. Tate said Lexi did not have to get an IV at that point.  We were cleared to leave that night, but we chose to stay "just in case."  Lexi played with Aunt Sarah and Mimi for a little bit and then she and I stayed the night together in our little "hotel" room.  By the next morning we were out of the hospital and back home!

Since Lexi missed Valentine's Day I took her out yesterday in her Anthro V Day dress for some pictures...







1 comment:

Michelle Harmon said...

Oh my goodness Kelly!!! Bless both of your hearts! You must have been a mess! I am so sorry!! The pictures are adorable and her dress is precious.