Sunday, December 14, 2008

We're off to Seattle

She doesn't have RSV, that's good.  The exrays showed good improvement, the blood gases look OK, but she's still working hard and breathing faster now as well - in the 80s and 90s.

So, they feel she needs to be at Children's - it was inevitable as of yesterday, it was just a matter of when, and they want her there as soon as possible in case these are signs that she is going downhill for some reason that they can't figure out - Children's has a lot more specialized doctors and equipment, so I agree that she needs to be there now.

I'll try to update tonight, and if not, I'll do it tomorrow.

Please pray for a safe trip in this ice/snow/wind and that the doctors can figure out what's going on and what to do about it quickly



PS - I know you all love the photos, so quickly here's some I took this afternoon:
Esther and the respiratory therapists and her nurse - doing a breathing treatment

Here's a close up of the breathing treatment - she didn't think it was a treat!

Here's Esther mad! I haven't done many pics of her crying, as she doesn't cry much unless she's being poked or something like that. This was after a heel poke and she wasn't sad anymore, she was just plain ticked:

And this is Esther asleep with her hand on Toucan's nose - how funny is that??

Isn't she just soooo sweet????


  1. Oh ruth she is lovely! She is a truly pretty little girl, such fine features. And cute little legs! You posted an earlier picture of her in a diaper and she is just adorable...

    My family and everyone I know is praying for you and your family.