Saturday, October 18, 2008

Kaedra in the hospital

Kaedra had a fever starting last Saturday. She had no other symptoms so we were not worried about it. Wednesday she started coughing. Thursday you could tell she didn't feel so well so I took a trach aspirate into the doctor's office so we could see if she had any "bugs." Friday morning, Kaedra's nurse let me know she wasn't doing well. While evaluating her, her fever skyrocketed to 105.3. Her breathing was also getting very labored. I loaded her in the car and brought her right to the hospital. She was admitted through ER onto the regular floor at St. John's. (she's never been on the regular floor here)

After her xrays it was decided that she has pneumonia in both lungs.

It is hard for me to say how she is doing. She seems to be doing much better, as long as she doesn't cough. Her regular doctor is out of town so the doctor that is treating her seems to be doing things a little differently. It will be interesting to see what her regular doc says when he gets back. We are praying that she is doing so well that he will just be thrilled and send her home. :-)

Thank you for your prayers and support. I appreciate everything.

Brittany is being such a fine young lady and taking care of the rest of the family and house for me. I am so very proud of her. We are trying to think of a suitable "thank you" for her to show how much we appreciate her. Any ideas?


Anonymous said...

Sorry Kaedra is sick. Izzy started running a temp today. I'm hoping she is better tomorrow. I will be praying for Kaedra. Maybe a day or outing with just you to reward her. I know my kids love one on one mom time...

The Zandi Zoo said...

We are really proud of her too!!! Awesome job Brittany! Maybe some mother/daughter pampering is in order..pedicures & Starbucks, maybe? ;-)

Annabel seconds the motion.

We are praying for Kaedy to be home & feeling better soon!

Cindy said...

I am praying for your baby!

Susan said...

Kahri, I am so sorry to hear this about Kaddy. Bless her little heart. Having had pneumonia a couple of times myself I know how sick you feel and how hard it is to get over.

I second, and third, the one on one time with just you and Britty. She is such a dear one and so supportive in your family. You are blessed!!

I'll be eager to read about the event, whatever it turns out to be :o)

Amelia Antwiler said...

it sounds like you've got some really good ideas here.

What about a book - where you write an inscription in it?

You could write her a letter telling her of your appreciation?

A new CD?

Just about anything she really loves would make a good babysitter fee. But I bet she'll love anything that's especially just for her - for this reason.