Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Some Good News
We got the results from Zoe's chest xray today and it shows no signs of pneumonia or TB so woohoo!! It looks like she has viral bronchiolitis which means we will need to keep up the breathing treatments for a few weeks-to which my husband responded "WEEKS?! are you KIDDING me?!"which I think is a quite appropriate response as we are both ready to smack that smile off that little penguin's cheeky face at this point-and wait for this virus to run its course. So, aside from doing the treatments on a decreasing (hopefully) basis for the next few weeks, we do not need to do any other significant medical intervention. Those breathing treatments though, well, they are like trying to put lipstick on a greased pig--that girl moves and wiggles and grabs the mask and tubing constantly and I am pretty sure we burn like 500 calories in 10 minutes. (Hence the aforementioned response from my hubby) The upside is she is getting a little smiley-er each day which I think is probably what happens when you are experiencing oxygen for the first time!! We are just so thankful God got her home with us in exactly His timing because she was really struggling and to think of what might have been if we had been a month or more later, well...we won't think of it. One other concern that has developed is her hearing-she seems to not respond to any sort of noise stimulation on her left side so we will be having her hearing evaluated in about 4 weeks. But enough of the concerning things--can I just share how in LOVE we are with her???? Her eyes just suck you in and then she sucker punches you with a sweet, slow, toothless smile. How did this little critter just jump right into our hearts and family so completely and perfectly in an instant? Only God-to Him be ALL the glory for this beautiful chapter of our lives.