Saturday, March 26, 2011

Alayna update....UPDATED!

Last night Alayna was admitted into the ER fro RSV. She is doing alright, but in need of oxygen so we will be at the hospital at least one more night. I will update more, but just wanted to ask for your prayers. We know prayer is a powerful thing and we'd really appreciate it!

Romans 12:12
Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer

I took these pictures this morning because she looked too sweet in her mini hospital gown. I love this little baby and I am ready for her to come home. I'll let you know when she is back home.

Ok so I am home and was supposed to sleep when Taylynn and Preston were taking their nap, but I can't I am missing Alayna too much. I have time to fill you in on all that is going on, so here is the story:

Last night after dinner, I was worried about Alayna because she wouldn't finish the last two ounces of her bottles and I thought she must have an ear infection. The Dr's office was closed so I decided I better take her to express care so we don't have a horrible ear infection without medicine.
Right away the nurses were commenting on her weezing, which I didn't think was a big deal (it is!!!!) So they did an oxygen test and gave her a breathing treatment, no real change so they sent us to the ER with the guess that she might have RSV. Oh and yes, she did have an ear infection. I was right about something :)

We got a room in the ER really fast, but we had x-rays and tests and more breathing treatments, it was rough. Around 11pm we found out we were going to stay the night, so then we began the IV process, which took about 45 minutes but only two pricks. She was not happy, mainly about being held down.

We moved up to the room on the pediatrics floor around 12:30am and had many more things, like night gown, questions, fluids, vitals, more breathing treatments, oxygen and finally Alayna got to go to sleep about 1:30 am....rough rough night!

She sounds a lot better, but she still needs oxygen support. The next time they do the breathing treatments they are going to test her to see if they work because I guess they only work for about 20% of children. I hope it does because we have been doing them every three hours since 7 last night.

We will be in the hospital until she can go 24 hours with oxygen support, so pray she can breath fully on her own. I spent the night with her in her bed last night, it seems to help having me right next to her. Nighttime is when her oxygen seems to drop and she wakes up often but goes back to sleep easy if I am right there.

I just took a shower and packed a bag for tonight, I plan to take Taylynn and Preston into see her. I didn't want to, but I know Alayna would LOVE to see them.
Keep praying for her!



  1. I'm so sorry:( Bless her heart!! I will be praying!

  2. Praying for you and your sweet baby girl! I hope she is feeling better soon!

  3. I will be praying for sweet Alayna and the rest of you too!! This can be so scary. Landon just had it too. Try no to worry. God is in control.

  4. I'm sorry you and Alayna are going through this! We can start a club for mothers who crash with their other children in the hospital while pregnant... HA! What a year 2011 is turning out to be. I sure hope she heals soon. Praying for a speedy recovery.

  5. So sorry. Hope she recovers soon.

  6. Oh my! Thinking and praying for you both!

  7. I'm just now seeing this. So sorry Alayna was sick, but glad she is home now and hope she is doing better!