Wednesday, November 5, 2008

A quick update on Kate and the "sick ward"...

Sorry that we haven't had time to post more lately folks but the Lemonovich house is quickly beginning to look like a sick ward! We've all been suffering from the stuffy nose/sore throat/cough thing and just can't seem to shake it. John, Luke and I have definitely been under the weather but so far - thanks to wearing surgical masks 24 hours a day and using LOTS of hand santizer! - John, Claire and Elizabeth seem to be symptom free! My Mom, Dad and even our Nanny Fran have caught the bug. We've been trying to air out the house over the past few days with all of the beautiful weather to let some fresh air in and clean things out. Hopefully it will work!

Kate is still in the hospital but is definitely making improvement. Her lung on the one side had collapsed and she was initially put back on a CPAP machine and her feeding tube was reinserted through her nose. She WAS NOT a happy camper about this. After some testing, the doctors don't believe that she had RSV, but they do feel that she did have some type of unidentified virus. As I said, she's definitely doing better these days and is now back on just a nasal cannula and is again feeding from a bottle. They are hoping to move her out of the IICU unit soon and send her back to private room on the regular care floor. The past 4-5 days have been so hard because we've all been sick so we haven't been able to go in and visitor our sweet baby girl. With that said, I guess I'm actually happy that she's in the hospital for right now while all of us are sick. Hopefully we can all get well so that we can be healthy and fresh for when she does come home.

Well, I'm off to bed with my Zycam in one hand and my Breathe Right strips in the other! Take care every one and may good health be yours!!!!


Moni Graf said...

So sorry to hear about everyone having the crud! I'm sure the surgical masks are getting ready to make you crazy from wearing them 24-7. Kudos to you for being so conscientous.

Hope things improve and Kate keeps truckin' on until she finds herself at home!

Love from KS,
Moni and the Graf Quads

Anonymous said...

Thinking about you folks all the time, and praying for wellness for all of you...

Anonymous said...

Yippee! So happy to hear Kate is slugging her way out of the ICU & onto the homeward-bound trail! Hope everyone soon shakes this very tenacious bug!!
Susan Wright

Anonymous said...

HI, I lost track of Kate during her hospital stay. The NICU has become a busy unit again, so it's been all business while at work :)
Hope she's back home and you all are feeling well. Look forward to hearing an update soon.