Friday, January 29, 2010

6 weeks old and Shots

We went for our six week appointment today. The doctor said she is doing really well and is very healthy. He did change her formula, and her reflux medicine to try to help with her fussiness at night. She got all of her shots, a total of 3 (2 in one leg and 1 in the other) plus the rotavirus vaccine orally. It was horrible, she screamed until her face turned purple, mommy was comforting her, and daddy was comforting mommy. My poor sweet baby felt terrible and fussed and cried the rest of the afternoon. The only solace she had was in Mommy or Daddy’s arms in the rocking chair...Of course I didn’t mind, since I have to go back to work Monday and won’t be able to sit and rock her all day long anymore.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Bill's Dad

Just a quick update on Bill's dad.  The surgery went well, and he is home now and doing better.  He does have  heart disease so please continue to pray that he can make the lifestyle changes the doctors have told him to make. 

Bill, His Dad (Charlie), and Maci on Chirstmas Eve

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Then God Showed Up

Tonight I am at mom's again, just for a visit this time, no one in our house is sick.  I have a confession to make, I have been having a hard time believing that God is going to let me keep my baby.  I haven't said it out loud because I felt like if I said it out loud then something bad would happen to her.  I am a worrier by nature, and when I say worrier I mean completely overcome with unreasonable fear.  This is something I am really struggling with more in the last couple of years than ever and I really have to seek God on and try to overcome.  I haven't been in the Word like I should be and I realize when I get out of the habit of reading God's word the fear gets worse (coincidence, I think not).  But tonight God showed up, in the little computer room upstairs at my parents house.  I sat down to check my e-mail and I had a prayer request in my inbox and I grabbed the little inspirational calendar that my mom keeps on her desk to try to find something inspirational for this young lady in our youth group.  There are quotes and prayers and scriptures on different days, that is when I ran across December 17th, Maci's birthday, and there was a quote and a scripture.  God spoke so clearly to me with these words as if he had been sitting in the room with me.

The quote:
"Nothing with God can be accidental."
                             -Henry W. Longfellow

The scripture:
"For I know the plans I have for  you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
                          -Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)

God shows up when we least expect him!! He is so faithful, and loves us enough to give us something so simple yet so profound to calm our fears. 

Also, on a quick side note, please say a prayer for Bill's dad,  he had a heart attack this morning.  They did an emergency surgery and he is now in ICU.  He looks good and is alert and talking, but he still needs prayer.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Just A Few Pictures

Thanks Aunt Cole for  taking our picture!!  They are beautiful!!!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Update and Some Hospital Pictures

We are finally out of the hospital.   Maci started getting sick last Friday night  but we didn't realize how bad it was until Satruday.  I called her clinic and the nurse said it was probably just a little congestion.  She told me to put her under a cool mist humidifier and  use saline nasal drops 3 times a day and if she wasn't better in 3 or 4 days to call back.  Well  we did what she said all weekend and the poor baby just kept getting worse and worse.  Monday I called the clinic back and  told them  we needed to see a doctor just for my peace of   mind, and boy am I glad I didn't wait that 3 or 4 days she told me to wait because the RSV test came back positive.  The doctor prescribed breathing treatments and sent us home with a follow up appointment  that Wednesday.  We went home and gave Maci 2 breathing treatments and my mom came over to help us watch her over night.  By about 10:30 Monday night we realized that something was horribly wrong, she couldn't breathe, and was struggling ALOT just to get a few shallow breaths,  and she was very limp and pale, we went to the ER and  God worked everything out from there.  The hospital actually called the wrong doctor from the wrong clinic and he admitted us into the hospital (our clinic was still completely against putting her in the hospital which I do not understand at all since she was only 18 days old !!)  Then the hospital we were at isn't a children's hospital and they weren't really used to having small babies around , but the respiratory therapist that saw us that night after we were admitted  normally works in the NICU, conicidnece??? I think not!!  Then they finally called the correct doctor the next morning and he decided to tranfer us to the children's hospital  around the corner from where we were because they were equipped to  handle a baby of her size and he was certain she was going to get much worse before she got better but she never did, she just kept getting better and better.   We are out of the woods now and it's all uphill Praise God.  She is still sick, and still  coughing and  wheezing a little but  she no longer needs the oxygen or fluids she was getting at the  hospital so they released us.  Please continue to pray for us though, we are staying at moms right now because Bill is sick with the flu and we can't go home until he is better, also I feel a scratchy throat coming on myself . 

Thursday, January 7, 2010

RSV and Hospital Stay

The nasty cold turned out to be RSV. We have been in the hospital since Monday. I will post more later, but please pray. We are doing better and may go home soon, but we still need prayers.

On a side, note today my sick baby girl is 3 weeks old.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Maci is sick

Just a quick post to ask you all to say a prayer for Maci (and mommy) some how we have picked up a pretty nasty cold.  Normally I know colds aren't a big deal, but mommy is a little bit of a worrier, and Maci is just SOOOO little.  Her little nose is so raw from having to be suctioned out so much, it breaks my heart.  It started yesterday afternoon and I am wondering if we didn't pick it up at the doctor's office on Thursday when we went in for her 2 week check up.  She weighed 8 lbs and 4 oz, that is up from the 7lbs 6oz weighed when we left the hospital.  She also has grown 3/4" and the doctor said she was perfect.  Then Friday afternoon she started spitting up almost her entire bottle every time she ate, and her nose started sounding stuffy.  The only thing they say we can do for her is put saline drops in her nose 3 times a day, suction her nose out and let her sleep sitting up (in her car seat works best).  She is spitting up her bottles because the drainage in her throat is making it hard for her to swallow....Seriously PITIFUL....I have cried right along with her.  We have practically moved in at my moms this weekend, I need all the help I can get.  Please say a prayer for my peace of mind (I am not sleeping because I am staying awake watching her breathe) and for her to get better, the poor baby is MISERABLE!