Sick sweetie

April 8th, 2011

Our little dumpling has been unwell off and on over the past week.  We cancelled therapy sessions, as we could tell that very little would be accomplished!  Her cough has grown deeper and worse.  Then throughout the day today, she grew increasingly fussy and sleepy.  She refused all but little sips of milk all evening.  Later tonight, she developed a fever of 102, and her breathing became more labored.

(Anyone notice that it is a Friday night after hours?  Yup.  Murphy’s Law of parenting.)

Taking everything into consideration, including the fact that babies with Down syndrome can be very sick without showing many signs, we called the Clinic’s answering service.  Dr. Strauss called us back as he was leaving the hospital, and offered several options.

Joe met him at the Clinic to pick up some medications, plus I’m to wake her twice tonight to offer her fluids.  If she doesn’t show improvement by morning, we’ll need to take her in to the hospital.

We’re asking God to heal our baby with no need for the hospital, and thanking Him for Dr. Strauss!

Just this morning, she was feeling well enough for Mama to play baby doll.  She delighted our hearts with her deliciousness.


…and tonight…

…she is delighting my mama heart…

…by nursing to sleep.

[Can you believe I ever grieved about this child?]

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6 Responses to “Sick sweetie”

  1. maureen a. ;) says:

    Praying for sweet Verity.  <3

  2. Scott says:

    So sorry to hear she is feeling so poorly.  Praying, of course, for both of you…

  3. Tami Swaim says:

    I looked and looked for a bonnet like this for Moriah!  I definitely LOVE it!  Few of these are greeting card worthy!

  4. Joy says:

    Just seeing this now (Sat. afternoon). She is so precious – I’m glad she was feeling well enough to take those adoable pics. And what a blessing for you to get to nurse her to sleep! Awwwwww! Praying that she only gets better and better now . . .

  5. Misty says:

    She is SO adorable!  I just want to reach through the computer and squeeze her =)  Glad she is feeling better!

  6. Angiedawn says:

    These have got to be some of the cutest pictures I have seen of her yet! I am always tearing up at her pictures.She is SOOOOOOOOO beautiful and this outfit is just absolutely precious!

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