Friday, February 13, 2009

Kate's back in the hospital :(

Hey everyone....sorry it's been so long since we've had a chance to blog. Things have been hectic around the Lemonovich household these days. Our little Kate has been coughing quite a bit and as of Wednesday she developed a fever that was escalating pretty quickly. After talking with our pediatrician, we decided to take Kate to the E/R to be evaluated. The E/R was ridiculous - there must have been over 60 people crammed into this little waiting room just waiting to get registered. Luckily, we got there just before the rush of people came in and we were escorted to a room quickly. It was seemed like every person in the waiting room was holding a child who had the exact same symptoms as Kate. February is such a miserable month in so many ways!!! We waited in the emergency room for 12 hours - the hospital was so packed, it took that long for them to find a room on the main floor for us! Once we finally got settled, they tested her for RSV and fortunately, the test was negative. However, she does have Bronchiolitis which is a virus that seems to have settled in the lungs. She has a deep, chesty cough with some wheezing at this point with lots of nasal congestion and she's not very interested in eating. She's been in the hospital now for a few days and we're hoping that she'll be released sometime this weekend. For now, I have been going into the hospital overnight to care for Kate while John has been home taking care of the other 4 - including getting up with the babies to do their overnight feeding. Have I ever mentioned before that my husband ROCKS?!?!?!?!? My Mom, Dad and our nanny, Helyn, have been taking wonderful care of the kids while I run back and forth to the hospital and John goes to work. We are so fortunate to have such loving, wonderful family, friends and supporters in our lives!

It seems so strange at home without little Kate being here. You'd think that with 5 kids under the age of 2 you wouldn't even notice if one was missing....but you do. Things just aren't the same without Kate being here. Please keep our little peanuts...especially your prayers and ask God to restore her to health and that each of us would stay healthy for the remainder of the Winter season. We'll update with any new news on Kate just as soon as we can...

Thanks all!!!


Cochran Quads said...


Andria said...

AWW, praying for sweet Kate. 12 hours is a ridiculously long time! I'm glad her diagnosis wasn't worse, but it's a scary one just the same.

Hugs from Sacramento

Anonymous said...

Poor Katie!! She deserves a break already (& so do you guys)! Praying she shakes this soon & gets back home where she belongs. I never did come down with Dave's stomach bug, believe it or not, so hopefully I'll be back to see the peanuts soon.

Anonymous said...

Carrie & John,

I've been praying for Kate. It sure did seem wierd at the house Wednesday night with only 3 of the quads there with Luke. I sure missed Kate.

All the babies were so good.

Please let me know if you need any additional help while running back and forth to the hospital, etc.

I'll be there Wednesday evening, or before if you need me. I'm just a phone call or email away.

Hang in there and keep the faith.

God Bless!

Erin Hein said...

Oh Carrie... I am praying for little Kate! If she has showed you anything, it's that she's a little fighter. She will get through this and I am praying that it happens quickly. Love to Kate and the rest of the lemons from the Hein clan!

maryd said...

All of you are in my prayers. Mary D

cat said...

Praying for a speedy recovery. Love and loght to you.

I had both the twins in hopsital for a week last year with bronchiolitus.

Anonymous said...

I hope that little Kate is feeling better soon. We just had Megan at the pediatrician on Thursday and she has bronchiolitis as well. I'm so tired of winter. We've had 3 ear infections and at least as many colds.

I love reading your updates on the quaddies!

Leslie M