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Sunday, February 15, 2009


A setback.  In Bella’s secretions from her tube, they found Group A strep, but they have just come back and said she also had a virus growing in there.  So…her surgery is being postponed.  I don’t know  to when.  She has to get better.  She has to be strong before that massive undertaking.

Today her breathing is more labored, and she continues to cough a horrible croupy cough.  The cough is good.  It means she is moving stuff out.  But I don’t like her breathing.

Jason keeps telling me the good news is that she is where she needs to be.  They will take the best care possible of her here.  Yesterday I had finally gotten consistent child care set up for the girls, but it unfortunately had an end date of March 1st.  We have a friend that is an RN and is between contracts, so this worked out perfectly.  She is going to watch the kids.  The girls, especially Joy, will have a consistent routine and face.  I figured that was long enough – it included a 12 day recovery period.  That was when she was scheduled for Wednesday.   Everything will work out somehow.  They are talking about a couple of week delay.  Sigh.  Jason sent this to me:

We love you Bella.  Get better soon!

1 comment:

Caleb T Ricks said...

Well, I agree with Jason - at least she is in a place at is taking good care of her. I hope that the meds are able to work quickly and she gets better fast so that the surgery is able to be scheduled. Thank goodness you were able to find someone to come and watch the girls. When is your spring break? Maybe one of the Laurels could come in that week.