Things were going so good too. I was so happy we were making this transition as smoothly as possible. Then Week 3 came around and knocked us on our butts. It started with Romy getting sick yet again, and progressed to her being sicker than I had a ever seen. She literally napped for 6 hours one day and did nothing but lay around. We did everything we could to keep them separate, keeping Angelos upstairs and her down, but soon enough he started to cough and it was all down hill from there.
The real low point was when we took Angelos to the ER at 4:00 AM and he was admitted for 4 nights to CHOC for RSV. It was heart breaking to see my tiny guy on oxygen and in his little hospital bassinet. On Friday we were released back home keeping a close eye on him.
How He’s Doing:
Today was his 2nd follow up appointment and his oxygen levels were a little lower than they have been. They gave him a breathing treatment and sent him home with an inhaler. We go back Friday to see if he has made any progress. I am praying he does because I don’t know if I can handle another hospital stay.
Through this entire ordeal this little man has been such a trooper. He is such a sweet and calm baby, I can not even imagine how much more difficult this cold have been had he not been that way. Even when they x-rayed his lungs he just sat there as Bobby pinned his arms down and I held his legs. Sharing a hospital room with another baby was fine too. He never even woke up when the other baby cried.
How She’s Doing:
Romy is nearly back to normal thank God. She literally was so sick it was heartbreaking. Giving her breathing treatments at the emergency was one of the hardest things I’ve experienced as a mother. She was so scared she put up such a fight. She screamed bloody murder until she was too exhausted to fight any longer.
After a few days on antibiotics and using an at home inhaler she was pretty much back to her sassy self.
How I’m Doing:
Where do I even begin? The entire week was such a whirlwind I forgot I was even recovering from major surgery myself. My mindset this entire time has been to just get through the week. In a week things would be so much better. And they are better, but Angelos’ recovery is definitely going to be longer than I had originally expected. So now I’m looking forward to spring. The day I can take both kids to the nursery to pick some new flowers to plant will be a good day.
Through this all we have been overwhelmed with well wishes from so many people. If definitely feels good to know that so many people have us in their thoughts and prayers. Here’s to Week 4.