Thursday, February 25, 2010

Update on Chrissie 2/25, 12Noon

Chrissie was just moved to an "intermediate" room, out of PICU, but not in a "regular" room yet.  She's really traumatized by hospital staff.  She hasn't gotten any other needles/sticks, but every person who walks in the room scares Chrissie to death and sends her into an emotional crying fit.  In PICU, someone comes in every 30 minutes or so, they take a variety of stats every 1-2 hours, she gets breathing treatments every 3 hours, they have to gather secretions from her nose for testing every now and then, etc., so Chrissie didn't get much sleep last night.  It seems like every time she settled down, another person came in for something else and stressed her out to start the trauma process all over again.

In the intermediate room, she only has to have stats taken every 4 hours, so hopefully she'll be able to settle in and rest some today.  She's still coughing quite a bit, but her fever isn't staying away without medication.  They still don't know the cause of this respiratory illness, and tests are still being run so we'll keep y'all updates as we get results.

Thanks for praying!!!


Renee said...

We're definetely keeping Chrissie and the rest of your family in our prayers, Mrs. Patterson! I sure hope that they find the cause for this illness soon.

God bless,

Megan said...

Praying fervently for Chrissie. Praying for you, too. Praying for the hospital staff to have a sweet, compassionate, and gracious understanding of Chrissie's fear of them. Praying for Christ's love to wash over her as she senses your love and protection of her through this experience. Praying for the children back home who are watching you live out your faith and being held by Jesus through all of this.

Debi said...

Praying for your family and sweet Chrissie. Praying strength and peace and joy and lungs full of healthy oxygen to fill your little angel girl. Praying for hearts of tenderness and grace and wisdom for each medical person that enters her room. Praying for rest and strength and hope and encouragement and wisdom and all of God's blessings over you dear parents. God is your strength and joy. Trust Him for each step.
Love and hugs and prayers,

Amy said...

Still praying here too. We love you guys!

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