Monday, November 17, 2008

A case of really bad luck :(

That's exactly what the doctors called Peyton's awful bout with Epiglottitis/Croup & Fever Blister viruses. I have been going back and forth deciding whether or not to share these pictures or keep them private but I decided to include them in our online family memories of 2008- as much as I would like to forget this experience forever.

We again want to send our sincerest Thank You to everyone that so lovingly prayed for Peyton's safe recovery and sent their strong support and kind words for our family during this time. It helped us get through every single hour of such an uncertain, heartbreaking time.

Fortunately our story had a very happy ending! Peyton was able to return home last Wednesday, Nov 12th. At this point she is staying at home for one more week, regaining all of her strength and getting back on track to be able to join her friends at school next week. She is doing wonderfully and making us smile all day long with her cute & silly ways!

Night 1 after checking into Edwards Hospital- 11/5/08

Still smiling, even after getting an IV and feeling so sick on Day 2 at the hospital- 11/6/08

In the PICU, intubated with her central IV line and pulse oximeter- 11/7/08

Still recovering in the PICU on the ventilator but also getting formula thru her nose- 11/9/08

Awake and able to be held by Mommy & Daddy- 11/10/08

1 comment:

Ty's Mommy said...

Really, what else do you call it besides bad luck! Thank God good luck prevailed! I hope you are all feeling better and getting your wits about you this week. I so feel for all of you and hope the rest of 2008 brings only good health and fortune!