Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Blue

Still a little weepy and shaky from the wee early hours of the morning. Dadguy woke me from a rather dead sleep last night around 1:30am. He was holding my Pearl and shaking me with an urgency that is usually reserved for copious amounts of puke or poo. Baffled I sat up and he handed me a baby that smelled of neither, and from there I still cannot tell you what exactly happened or in what order.

Pearl was cold, bluish and shaking. Her hands were purple, so were her feet. She was unable to cry or do much of anything except labor for the next breath and look at us with a "what is happening to me" look in her eyes.

My dear friend K from two doors down was at the door less than four minutes from the time we called, to stay with our two older sleeping girls and then we went fast. To the Emergency Room. Praying out loud for God to look down on His little Pearl. Some time between "amen" and our arrival at the hospital she hacked/yarked out two huge mucous globbers and began breathing... not exactly normally... but at least more effectively. Her color returned, she warmed up, and after crying for a few minutes, she even graced us with a little bit of conversation that sounded an awful lot like "woo, that was scary... what the heck was that!"

Well that, was a hitch in the happyfunjoy that is sometimes called RSV, sometimes Bronchialitis. I think that I can speak for both Dadguy and myself, that our little excursion was more terrifying than the party we had with two pennies last year.

Thankfully it was also shorter... as in we were home and back in bed by 3:45am. My emotional state is a little whonked right now, refer to the above "weepy and shaky." But all will be well, and all will be well, and all manner of things will be well.

11 comments:

Meredith said...

I am so so very relieved to read that all ended up ok with Pearl. That is truly terrifying and I am so sorry you went through that. I can only imagine my own panicked response to a similar situation.

My son has had bronchiolitis 2x before he was one year old and it was not fun but not near the magnitude of what Pearl had. SCARY!

Fantastagirl said...

Oh MY - Give that little one a hug from the Incredibles... how scary - I'm so glad that she is okay - and that you are home.

Pan ended up in the hospital when he had RSV, it's scary!

elizasmom said...

Woah - that sounds TERRIFYING! I think I would be in much the same state as you are right now. Poor, poor Chaos household. I hope that you all get a good night's restful, undisturbed, mucus-free sleep.

Nobody™ said...

HOLY CRAP! What's going on over there with you all getting sick?!?

They say cold air helps with RSV, so just getting her outside quickly probably helped a lot.

Glad to hear she is doing okay. And all of you - GET WELL.

Shelli said...

OMG, Bon! You had to be half out of your mind. Did they keep her? Did they nebulize her? What happened? The nurse in me wants to know that she was treated appropriately.

JD said...

Thanks! that started my contractions back up again. I am so glad she is doing good.

Nancy said...

Oh my, Bon. How absolutely terrifying. I am glad she is doing OK now. I am thinking of and praying for you all.

Now, please get some rest. ;-)

Becky..Absent Minded Housewife said...

It will be good when this winter is over...

sari said...

Five had rsv when he was about one, I remember sitting in the er at 4am with him freaking out.

I'm so glad Pearl is ok. I know how terrifying that is. Poor thing! and poor you. I'm so glad it turned out well.

Suburban Gorgon said...

Bless your heart - that is seriously scary stuff. I am so glad Pearl is okay!

the Dread Pirate Rackham said...

oh wow - how scary! I'm really glad she's OK - I think my heart would be in my mouth!

RSV has been making the rounds over here too - both the little ones have made it their own. Sas is still chewing on it, I don't know why it won't leave her alone.

Then, of course, they gave it to me. Yeah, you - Mr. RSV - pick on somebody your own size!

oops -

I'm on antibiotics now - much better...