Saturday night I just knew my sweet Charlize was not feeling well. Her fever was constant and her wheezing was awful. You could hear the fluid in her lungs. And when you touched chest and back you could feel how hard it was hard her to breathe. My baby girl..I was so worried.
She had been wheezing for about a week at that point, but we initially weren’t concerned because wheezing is a symptom of GERD and on Friday she saw the Doctor for a routine visit, so we thought she was ok. BUT THEN, literally, over night my baby girl went from bad to worse. We finally decided to take her in.
My anxiety was at an all time high. I was in the bathroom scrambling to throw some clothes thinking about what I needed to grab as we prepared to head to the hospital because who knew how long we would be there. It was in those moments when my panic kicked in. I started crying and before I knew it I was in the midst of my very first panic attack. I couldn’t breathe. My precious Ryan showered my heart in truth and helped me focus on breathing until I could compose myself and calm down. I took some of my anxiety medication and was finally able to head out.
Ryan and I waited forever at the hospital. Poor Charlize was so tired and crying every time she coughed because it hurt her. There was nothing I could do for my precious angel except shower her in the most snuggles I could possibly give. After a long wait in a room towards the back of the waiting area, we finally were taken back to see the Doctor. Charlize was given a nebulizer treatment. She was so good through this process and this seem to really help her. After being at the hospital for 6 hours, we finally arrived home at 2:30am to my boys going GERD on us. #ohmygerd!!! What a LONG night!
Two days after our hospital visit, we found ourselves back at the Doctors with Charlize. She had continually gotten worse. Ry took her in while I stayed home with the boys. Our poor girl has pneumonia. She is so sweet and still poors out smiles even though she feels so icky. Unfortunately, pneumonia is common for GERD babies. UGH #ohmygerd!!! #ihategerd
We knew it was inevitable for our boys not to get sick, as much as we tried. Today we took all three back to the Doctors. Our boys have bronchitis—which is way better than pneumonia. So, we are doing what we can to take good care of our precious little loves and get them feeling better!!! We are praying for a quick healing over all three of them and we know God is completely in control no matter how out of control this feels.
Our visit to the Doctor’s this morning:
THANK YOU so much for all your love and prayers!!! And for those who have given their time for nightshifts, day time help, bringing over food for our family, and loving on us in messages—you are a treasure!!!