We took Rachel in for her RSV immunization today. It's in the community earlier than expected so her apointment got bumped up three weeks. This cold strain is especially hard on heart babies - they already have airways that are comprimised. If they get the virus, they are often the first to be hospitalized and need oxygen etc... The nurses were from Children's Hospital - they are used to doing really tiny preemie babes.. I admit, I was a bit nervous about it, because of the 'breathing spell' she recently had. I was worried that crying would set off another spell. But we want to protect her from going through RSV, if we can. (which could be lethal for her) And she really did cry hard - for a good 10 minutes after the shot. We were so glad when she settled. The only thing that finally worked was a dab of tylonol on her soother. She loves that. She was very content all day but rarely slept. This is turning into a pattern, little girl..
Dave's parents leave early tomorrow for Manitoba. It was so wonderful to have them here. It was good to be busy - and it pushed the anxiety aside. We may be heading in to the Flames House this weekend for a few nights. We went over the respite hours allocated to us for last month so we are hoping to utilize them a little more this month. I think we will be celebrating a little girl's birthday there this weekend - she is turning 4. She has had alot of difficulties lately and their family is on our mind alot these days.
Thank-you for your prayers. I do believe that God is giving peace..