Little Bella has captured the hearts of our family and everyone that meets her. We want to share her story with all.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

It is Wednesday Again

current weight 3.95 kg or 8.7 lbs.

Bella slept last night (the last 2 nights were a very different story)!  I would scream it from the top of the building if I could – she slept! she slept! (selfishly, I slept too!)  Her temp is down to 100 and she is SLEEPING again.  Yeah!  Yeah!  Yeah!  I am grateful that little immune system, though impaired, is working and fighting that virus.  Such a good thing for this mama to see her baby much more comfortable.

She is safely swaddled up and sleeping in my arms – exactly where she wants to be.

Her doctor came around this morning.  The rapid viral test came back negative.  Hmm……  We joked that she just doesn’t want to have surgery.  They schedule her, she gets sick.  Twice now.  Who can blame her?  It is going to be……..looking for a word………….huge.  Don’t ya love my extensive vocabulary?

In case you want to know, Sammi has decided on a name for the virus.  It is the “Screaming Fever.”  I think it’s an excellent and accurate term.

I really like today’s nurse.  She is the clone of Laura M. (one of the wonderful young women I work with at church) .  They share the same name, mannerisms, and calm presence.  It’s reassuring because I trust and love Laura M. so much that it unconsciously extends to nurse Laura.  It’s comforting.

Bella is back on oxygen, but only an 1/8 of a liter.  She just needs a little support.

The doctors have made rounds.  She is still pulling some, so we are getting an extra dose of lasix today.  And, assuming nothing starts growing on her cultures from a few days ago, they will see about scheduling again.  Earliest, beginning of next week.  We’ll see.  We can make all the plans in the world, but we all know this will go according to Arabella’s schedule and no one else’s!  :)


Anonymous said...

I hope Bella knows her mom is the best swaddler in the WORLD. She won't be able to wiggle out of that cacoon!

asiaelizabeth said...

She did have the same thing Aurora had several weeks ago,screaming virus is incredibly accurate name the baby is screaming and doesn't sleep so you don't get to sleep and you want to scream!I'm glad she is getting better it took Aurora about 2-3 days after the fever went down to be normal again in eating sleeping habits.

Kristin said...

Thank you for keeping this blog updated. It's nice to know what's going on w/sweet Arabella! Reading this tonight was uplifting to me--hadn't checked in in a day or two, and your example was just what I needed. Thank you! Is there anything I can do for you right now?

Claudia said...

I am so happy to hear that Bella and you at least get some rest from this....Thank you for keeping everything updated. I think of you quite often and really hope surgery can take place soon, to help Arabella getting healthy. She looks woderful, she deserves it. Well, saying that, it comes to my mind every baby deserves being healthy. Now, fingers crossed for Team Arabella!