Monday, August 31, 2009

Day 10 Palmetto Health Children's Hospital PICU -- posted by Mom

I guess that's a shocking title for those of you who haven't heard that our family got a visit from the H1 N1 "swine flu" virus. You're hearing about it now that the worst is over but, for our Webb, it has been quite an ordeal.

A couple of weeks ago James and Spencer had strange symptoms like fatigue and a slight cough. We didn't think much of it since they never had a fever.

Unfortunately, when Webb picked it up it compromised his breathing and we were transported from the doctor's office to Intensive Care. He contracted pneumonia and we've been working on him for the past ten days. Fortunately, we got the word today that we'll be going to the floor.

The other kids didn't suffer too much. Bill and Webb had the worst symptoms. Will avoided it altogether since he was at Ma's for his rotation of caregiving when the outbreak occurred. God bless him in the first place for volunteering to help with Ma. Now that he's been quarantined, he's been away from his family for about 3 weeks. May the Lord reward him pressed down, shaken together, and spilling over for his selfless sacrifice in caring for my mother.

Sarah reminded me that I should update y'all since it must have looked like we fell off the face of the earth. And I guess entries pulled from personal diaries wouldn't make sense without this information.

Everybody seems to be on the mend, but I do beg prayers for Webb to regain his baseline lickety-split.

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