A Little of the White Fluffy Stuff

January 21, 2012

Winter is Here To Stay BLOG
It looks like winter has officially arrived in these parts!!
We woke up to a few inches of snow this morning and it is still coming down. I believe the forecast is calling for about 8 inches, so we most likely won't be going anywhere today, which is good, because we are still trying to get Miss Reagan well.

We went back to the pediatrician yesterday, and while her oxygen levels have improved a few points over the last 5 days, he said that her lungs are still "crackling" when he listens to her chest.
So what does this mean? The nebulizer is staying for the next five days.
He feels that we might be dealing with something that is called Bronchiolitis.
As he explained it, it's caused be a viral infection in the lungs and we have to let it run it's course, but we need to watch for things such as a high fever or if her breathing starts to become more labored and we notice a lot more wheezing than we see right now.

I do think we are on our way to recovery, it is just going to take her little lungs some time to rebound from all of this. The good news is that Reagan is getting used to the nebulizer and we are not needing to fight with her as much as we did earlier in the week to take the treatments. We took the mask of the end and we are using a mouthpiece instead and that really seemed to help.

Okay, I just thought I would update everyone and let you know we are still plugging along.
Now I need to find a few more fun things for the girls to do...... we are beginning to climb the walls. Cabin fever is definitely setting in!!

To all of our China friends....

Happy Chinese New Year!!!

11 comments:

Love Letters To China said...

Happy Chinese New Year to you too! So glad Reagan is doing better. Hope you're able to find plenty of fun activities for the girls to keep busy. Gorgeous picture of the snow. :-)

xoxo

Anonymous said...

Happy Chinese new year to you as well, and enjoy the snow while it lasts!

Mia's Mommy said...

We're staying in today, too. Only got a couple inches but it's coated with ICE... yikes.

Hope Reags kicks this thing soon. Enjoy your lazy Saturday. We will be. :)

Shonni said...

That is such a beautiful picture.

Amy said...

Yea! Reagan's feeling {a little} better!! We got a slight bit of snow here, but it's got ice under & on top of it. Yuck! I pulled out a box of dry rice, handed the kiddos some kitchen tools (bowls, spoons, whisks...) & they played (without fighting!!) for almost 2 hours!! WOO!! Next up, painting. Maybe. :) Have a good weekend & a wonderful Chinese New Year!!

Sharie said...

Gung Hay Fat Choy!
If you need something to do I found some fun coloring sheets and crafts for the new year on this site. http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/year_of_the_dragon_colouring_pages.htm

jade said...

Happy Chinese New Year and thank you for the update on Reagan. Wishing her a speedy recovery and to you: plenty of fun things to do together, I'm sure you'll find some! Why not bake a "dragon" for the girls to decorate? I'm all set to read the recipe and instructions afterwards...

Mimi said...

Happy Year of the Dragon!
Love the photo, Lisa, you're making me jealous! haven't had a snowfix this year :(
Delighted that Reagan is doing well, on both counts. Enjoy the rest of your weekend, x

Kelly said...

Thank goodness for little Reagan. HCNY!! Thank you for the update.

The Byrd's Nest said...

Praying for complete healing for precious little Reagan:)

Gail said...

So happy Reagan is doing better and she's tolerating the nebulizer better!!

Beautiful snow pic, love the red with the green leaves. You're getting our big storm that we had yesterday. Stay warm inside.

Happy Year of the Dragon!

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