Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Praying for Stellan with RSV.

Mck Mama's baby Stellan is in the hospital with RSV. Right now he's on the edge of being intubated. You can read all about it on MckMama's blog and offer this young mom some support, encouraging words and prayers.

As I read Mck Mama's updates, it reminds me of many times that one or more of my babies has been in the hospital over the years. All the emotions, fears, worries, waiting for things to improve, all the memories all come flooding back to me and I have such sympathy for her in this situation. In fact, it was just a year ago that my little Izaak was in the hospital with RSV.

Here's my walk down memory lane with Iz (pronounced "eyes") from Jan. 3-7, 2008.

Sleeping babies always melt my heart, but when you're standing there watching them fight for breath the fear can be almost overwhelming.

Six month olds do not appreciate the benefit of nasal canulas. Iz was constantly pushing it up or pulling it down into his mouth, or chewing on the tubing, or pulling at the tapes.

This is the giraffe that Grandma and Grandpa brought him. He still loves "Raffi" and sleeps with him every night and nap.

I do think that glowing toes are cute! I don't know why this intrigues me so much, but I really would like to know how a glowing red light can tell a machine how much oxygen is in a body's blood. Amazing! And cute on tiny toes.

All set to go home, on oxygen for a few more weeks, but going HOME!

Praying that baby Stellan gets to go home soon. Love and hugs to Mck Mama.


  1. Just saw your blog from Mckmama's. Sounds like we were at about the same place last year! I just posted all that I had written about my son's ordeal on my blog. Glad Iz is better!

  2. Yes, Grady has continuing respiratory problems. He's on daily inhaled steroids for now and we do albuterol as needed. We react to Grady's snotty nose and colds/coughs much differently than we do my older child's! The vent and the RSV put kids at higher risk of asthma. Grady's doing really well at this time though so we're hoping this is something that he'll continue to grow out of.