Monday, February 16, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
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 amazing...it 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 Kate...in 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...