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

Thursday, February 20, 2014

We have a diagnosis

Viral panel is back.  We have human metapneumonvirus, second only to RSV in terribleness for someone like Bell.  Attending reiterated how sick she is and how narrowly we missed ICU and intubation yesterday.  I believe that with a different Attending we would have been.  She agreed with my plans to take care of pneumonia at home, but said I did the right thing in bringing her in when we did because there was no way this one could have been treated at home, not human metapneumovirus. Today's goal is to see if we can do some oxygen weaning. 8 liters at 90% should be downstairs and intubated. So thank you for coming back my baby girl.  Fight on brave Bella!


Melanie said...

Oh Shelly. That lucky liitle angel to have you as her mother. Love you all. Mel

Heather, Zoey's mom said...

I had NO idea. I feel terrible that I didn't.

Poor sweet love Bella. But I know what a fighter you are. After all I was practically around from the very beginning. Slow and steady little love and sending lots of prayers form California.