Saturday, March 27, 2010

Olivia Update

This evening went much better than our morning did. We actually got the antibiotic to stay down and she ate a bit. . .like, a few crumbs, but that's something. Maybe this means we're on the mend. I found out yesterday that Madison (daughter of my friend, Stacie) has pneumonia, so please be praying for her. Lots of illnesses going around, it seems. . . nasty illnesses. This is definitely the most sick Olivia has been since we brought her home from the hospital. And, I'm no good at having a sick child. I fret A LOT and drive myself insane with worry. My heart breaks every time Olivia cries. I just want this illness to go away!!


Please pray for Olivia. She is a lot worse this morning, can't keep anything down (including her antibiotic) I've never seen her like this and it scares me.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Friday, March 26, 2010 - Update

Here's a pic from earlier this week.

We're still fighting this nasty illness, but I think we're gaining the upper hand. Olivia still has barely eaten in 3 days and we're trying our hardest to keep her hydrated. She has thrown up a handful of times, which haven't helped matters, but is mainly due to severe congestion. It's like watching those ounces (that we worked so hard for) just disappear. Olivia has almost a constant cough that sounds awful. Thankfully, when the doctor listened to her lungs, they sounded clear. . .amazing for a former 23 weeker on the vent for 2 months. The hardest thing is seeing that glimmer disappear from her eyes. I just want her to start feeling better soon.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Thursday, March 25, 2010 - Update

We went to the doctor today. Olivia had a little bit of fluid accumulating in her ears which they thought was the start of an ear infection. She tested negative for strep and they think it's just a virus. We switched her over to Motrin as she still has a temp and that has perked her up a bit more. She is sleeping now, but has been playing as usual today (without the gusto that she normally has.) She hasn't eaten a thing in two days and we're trying to keep fluids up. This will be great for her weight gain. . .hohum. Hopefully, she'll start feeling better soon.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Wednesday, March 24, 2010 - Update

Well, Olivia did get sick. . .very sick. She has had a fever since last night, awful cough, runny nose, vomiting. . .the works. Thankfully, I've seen 'glimpses' of my Olivia throughout the day and I even had her laughing this evening. I've been trying my hardest to keep her hydrated, but that's been a struggle and she isn't eating anything. The two times she has tried to eat. . . she's thrown it right back up. I'm sure we'll be off to the doctor tomorrow. Most kids will want to cuddle up in their mom's lap when they are sick. Olivia is not like that (and selfishly sometimes I wish she was.) She would much rather go lay down in her bed by herself which she did quite often. I would periodically go check on her. One particular time, I found that she wasn't lying down at all. She was lining up her little figurines on the side of her bed. What a great fine motor/hand eye coordination task! And to do it when she felt so sick! Then, she asked me to get the camera! She wanted me to take a picture of it. I couldn't help but chuckle as I was taking the picture and she was clapping for herself. Here they are in all their glory. . .the three Chipmunk sisters, Elmo, Grover and Cookie Monster!

Please pray for a speedy recovery! I can hardly stand to see my sweet girl so sick.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - Update

What a gorgeous almost 70 degree day we had today! I don't know how Ryan lucked out and had his birthday on such a beautiful day. The three of us enjoyed some time outside. Olivia's outside activity of choice? SWINGING! She had a blast despite a cough and later a fever of 101. It seems she is sick again. . .bleh. . .although she isn't really acting like she feels too bad. I guess that's what happens when you rejoin the land of the living. . .you get sick. Hopefully, she feels okay tomorrow. I wanted to wish my husband a happy birthday one more time. And. . .I also wanted to say happy birthday to my cat, Autumn. Yes, they share a birthday. Isn't that sweet? When we got Autumn, her paperwork listed her birthdate as 03-23-09. So, happy #1, Autumn!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday to my husband, Ryan who turns. . . . a year older on March 23rd! I couldn't ask for a better husband, friend and father to go through life with. I love you with all of my heart!

Mommy and Olivia

Fun Zoo

It was beautiful outside today, so the three of us went to the zoo. Ryan couldn't have picked a better day to be off work. Olivia had a blast!! We let her "run free" and she literally did just that. She ran and ran and ran and ran. We were there for probably an hour and a half and she ran the entire time. Afterwards, she kept saying "Fun Zoo! Fun Zoo!" It was a great day!

This is what I felt like after trying to keep up with Olivia. Her little legs move faster than you think.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

March for Babies

The March for Babies is fast approaching. Remember it is April 17th 9:00 am at Lawrence Dumont Stadium. The walk is only supposed to be 1 mile this year, so it won't be near as tiring as last year. Unfortunately, we are not doing t shirts this year. I think we will do them every other year. If you have your t shirt from last year, please wear it and if not, you could just wear yellow if you'd like. I'd love to have another big team this year. Please consider joining us or donating to the Olivia and Logan team. Here are the people that are planning to attend:

Ryan, Jodi, Olivia



Holli, Steve and Logan

Jenifer and Robby

Shawna, James, Kerrick and Mckenna

Grandma and Grandpa Sailing

Grandma and Grandpa Glunt

Laura, Julia and Rebekah

Cody, Heather, Ella and Kyler (Unfortunately, I know they may not be able to make it as Heather discovered her cancer is back. Many prayers sent to them daily.)

Don, Shelley and Izzy

Carol and Lindsay

Amanda (honorary member)

I've changed my personal goal to $1050. I'm trying to raise $10 for every day that Olivia was in the hospital. So, by donating just $10. . .you are remembering one of the many days towards her journey home. Please email me if you have any questions or concerns. I hope to see many of you there!

Thanks Everyone!

Sunday, March 21, 2010 - Update

My sweet girl. . .she's growing up so fast. She has a thing where all the doors need to be shut. She's always saying, "Shut the door. .shut the door." Funny that one of my bad habits is leaving cabinet doors open, so I'm always hearing, "Shut the door!" Her other saying is, "It's okay." Whenever something is out of place or not like it should be. . .she'll say, "Uh Oh. . .it's okay." Olivia has also developed opinions about where I can sit and what I need to be doing. It's amazing that I'm on the computer right now. . .usually she'll say, "Mama no computer." So, I'm gonna make this a short post. She's getting frustrated about something.