Holland and Eden are kicking some serious RSV butt!
Our second night in the hospital was MUUUUCH better, and Eden was able to sleep all night on 1/4 liter of oxygen. I talked to the staff about minimizing distraction, and that helped a ton, but also she was just a lot more relaxed being familiar with the environment, and not having just suffered through the trauma of 5 attempts at an IV. We both got a lot more sleep and today was a great day. Eden ate tons of sweets...banana cake, brownies, chocolate cake, donuts, cookies...along with three decent meals. She also watched movies, read books, took a couple of trips to the fish tank down the hallway in her little manual wheelchair, colored, painted, and, as usual, charmed everyone she met. She was off oxygen all day, satting between 95 and 100. The only reason we're here tonight is to make sure that she can sleep all night without dipping too low. The plan is to go home in the morning!
Holland definitely has it (RSV) too, but is still handling it at home like a trooper. We started her on some steroids last night, so the evil terrorist behavior is setting in, but luckily we only have to make it through two more days of that and hopefully we'll be home free.
I have lived the past four years terrified of RSV, and for good reason. Even just a year ago we would have been in serious trouble. RSV is potentially fatal for preemies with crappy lungs. I feel very lucky that we made it this long without catching it, and I'll be happy if we never had to deal with it again. But at least now I know, that while we might have to spend a couple of nights in the hospital, we CAN beat it.
YMCA, now those are some better letters!
Thanks to our dear nurses, RTs, and techs for taking such good care of us once again. And special thanks to Kristi and Amy for being willing to do whatever it takes to make Eden happy, including being total goofballs, AND being willing to let me post it on the internet!!!