“Just remember, you can do anything you set your mind to, but it takes action, perseverance, and facing your fears.” ~Gillian Anderson

Sunday, October 25, 2009


Were home. Sophie got to come home on Thursday afternoon. She is still on oxygen, so we have her all hooked up at home with the oxygen machine. I was really nervous at first about her coming home on oxygen, I actually stayed in the hospital one extra day just because it made me so nervous. In reality though it really isnt that bad. Hopefully she will be off the oxygen the end of the week, that is what we are hoping at least. Bringing her home was so good for her. When she saw Olivia and our dog Red, her whole face lit up. She adores her sister, and she looked better after about 30 minutes of being home. Here are some pictures of her in the hospital, oh and one from today with her hat on that her Nanny made her. Thank you everyone for you support and your prayers. She was pretty sick there for awhile. We are glad to have her home and see her smiling again.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Want to know what we've been up to this weekend.

Well I don't have picture for this post but I'll put some on when I get home if I ever do. Well this weekend was quite eventful. Friday I took Sophie's temperature and to find that she was at 101, so I gave her some Tylenol and let her sleep. Well I checked later in the evening to find that is was up to 103. So we quickly loaded the kids in the car and headed to the ER. They quickly got Sophie and I back, Damon took Olivia for a car ride. Well once in the ER, she had to get put on oxygen, get a catheter, get an IV put in and then get blood drawn for multiple tests. Oh and she also got some xrays, which if you have ever had a newborn get xrays you will know that they strap them in this contraption with the arms sticking straight up. Then after all of the that a Respiratory Therapist came and sucked out all her boogers for testing and he also administered a breathing test on her to help open up her airways. Well we found out that through the xrays that she has pneumonia. SO she has been admitted to pediatrics and we are now on our third night in the hospital. She is doing better, I wouldn't say she is out of the woods yet. She is still on oxygen and we are trying to lower it but every time they lower it past a certain amount the machine she is hooked up to starts beeping. So right now we are just keeping her on oxygen. Because Friday was the first day she had a fever and we brought her in then that has definitely been to our advantage. The poor little girl though she just wants to be snuggled. She is getting an antibiotic for the pneumonia and a medicine for the flu. The pediatrician is thinking that it is swine flu but we won't no for sure until late tonight or tomorrow. That kind of freaked me out, I have been so worried about swine flu, but that doctor has told me a few times that us bringing her in so soon was a VERY smart move. Everyone keeps asking me how I'm doing and to be honest I haven't given myself/or wanted to think about how I'm doing. I'm sure she will be okay, but the doctor told me to be prepared to be here a couple of weeks. My parents who are lifesavers, drove through the night last night and got here at 2:30 am. They have Olivia so that is one less thing to worry about, although do you ever stop worrying about any of your kids. Please keep little Sophie in your prayers, our little snuggle bug is needing some help. I will try to keep you all updated, hopefully in a couple of days she will be able to breath without the help of the oxygen. You know I remember when I was little thinking how the hardest thing I would probably ever have to do was go through child birth, but that is nothing. I think the hardest thing to do is to watch your child suffer, you feel so helpless. It makes you realize how our Heavenly Father must have felt when he watched Christ on the cross.

*Got back the results for the H1N1 this evening, and it came back negative, sigh huge relief.*

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Want to know what we have been up too!

So on Friday, Olivia came down with a nasty stomach bug. She was throwing up all day Friday and on Saturday she was having some bad diarrhea. Today she seems fine, but she has had a fun few days of watching movies and drinking sprite. The pictures of her is how I found her on Friday, poor girl was so exhausted she just fell asleep right there on the steps.