Thursday, August 25, 2011

Back to our home away from home the ICU

We went to the hospital early Wednesday morning because Emma was running a fever!  We were admitted to the 8th floor and monitored.  Ran some tests, fever came down, nothing seemed wrong so we were sent home yesterday early evening!  We gave Emma her bath and I went to bed( I have been taking the night shifts).  Scott came and got me a few minutes later to come look at Emma.  Emma was VERY blue, modeled, lethargic, and unresponsive!  We turned up her oxygen as high as it would go and called 911.  We were rushed to CMC in Dallas!  I was never so happy to see the  Koch and one of our nurses Robin.  Emma had pinked up by the time we got to the ER.  However, after running several tests, it was determined that her CRP and white blood cell count are elevated so more than likely, there is an  infection somewhere.  So, she has been started on two antibiotics.  

Emma is stable, but our road over the next few weeks will be bumpy!  Emma is growing out of her shunt and may have to have an intervention done before surgery.  Please be praying that The decisions made over the next few days will be beneficial and best for Emma!  Pray the infections leave her little body and she is infection free soon!  

Scott and I are both physically and emotionally drained and could use you prayers as well!  

We will update as we learn more!

God is good!  All the time!

Sarah :)


  1. So sorry to hear this. Praying for you all!

    Joy/Chandler, OK

  2. We are praying for Emma, for both of you and for the doctors and nurses that take care of sweet Emma. Love you........Kendall and Darla

  3. Oh Miss Emma, hang in there little girl and get well soon. I will light and candle tonight and say a prayer for you. I will pray that you will be healthy enough for your next heart journey and on the road of better well-being.

  4. I am praying for you both and your sweet baby.

    The LORD is the everlasting God,
    the Creator of the ends of the earth.
    He will not grow tired or weary,
    and his understanding no one can fathom.
    29 He gives strength to the weary
    and increases the power of the weak.
    30 Even youths grow tired and weary,
    and young men stumble and fall;
    31 but those who hope in the LORD
    will renew their strength.
    They will soar on wings like eagles;
    they will run and not grow weary,
    they will walk and not be faint.
    Isaiah 40

  5. Bless her heart. Praying for you all.