So a few hours later Gracie and I were in a room and she was hooked up to machines. It was a rough night. It really is amazing how little sleep you can get while in a hospital where you're supposed to be getting better and are told to rest (ha!). If a nurse wasn't coming in to poke her with something then Gracie was shifting and the wires would go off line and alarms would sound! Frustrating and tiring defines this past weekend. I am, however, extremely thankful that we caught this early enough though (ok, deep down this wasn't what I really consider 'early enough', but she is NO WHERE near as sick as Micah was at this age and for that I praise God).
Saturday she got worse. The breathing treatments were not working on her at all so she was put on a steroid to strengthen her lungs via an IV in her head. Then she was put on oxygen :( Gracie has also really had some stomach problems. Probably due to the meds in her system, but it has created some rather unpleasant hours for me & her.
Anyway, here I am Monday afternoon. The very nice Dr. that checked us in on Friday was here again this morning ( I don't want to talk about the jerk Dr. we had Sat./Sun.) and she was so informative and answered some questions I had asked the weekend Dr., but received no real answers. She said that they are going to take Gracie off of the oxygen for the day and see how she handles it (as of this writing she's doing really good!) and then she listened to her lungs again and said there is "little-to-no obstruction" in her chest! Thank you, Lord! We're on the mends. They are going to wean her from meds and we'll take it from there. Maybe mid-week we'll get to go home :)
Thank you to the many, many, of you that have written and said you're praying. Wow. It's so comforting to know that around the world our family was being brought to the Throne of God in prayer. I know we've needed it, but the boys maybe more so.... Micah has cried every night for me, Danny said. They aren't allowed to visit this floor of the hospital. Nate has his own way of being sad... not as outward, but still struggles with the family being apart.
Well, she's going to wake up soon and so I'll end this. I'm still shocked I am picking up an internet signal from somewhere. It's been nice to have contact with people via email, FB, etc. Just those little things that make my day :)