Thursday, January 13, 2011

Jan 13, 2010

Anaya has been sick with a cold the past few days. I've had to remove her scopalimine patch, that dries up her extra mucous, to allow her the ability to clear the phlem from her lungs. Her little cheeks are flushed pink
and she is constantly trying to clear her throat. It's been a rough couple of days. Our nights and days find us best buddies with the suction machine. In her sleep she sometimes wakes up choking and I help her the best I can.

Today we went to see Dr. Fitzsimmons for Anaya's first G-tube replacement, and so she could have a listen to Anaya's chest. Replacing the Mic-key GTube was simple. It was just a matter of removing the old one, lubing up the new one and sliding it through the stoma (hole) into her stomach. Easy peasy. Much nicer than the NG tube was. The doc thinks Anaya's lungs sound okay. I'm glad this cold didn't turn into pneumonia.

The snow here has been huge and beautiful. More than a foot has fallen here in the past two days. We borrowed my friends truck to go to the Dr. today. It's much better in deep snow than my van is. It's a shame that rain is predicted in the coming days. It's gonna be a slush fest.

Here's hoping Anaya gets better soon!


  1. I hope Anaya gets rid of her cold and all that nasty mucous goes away. I am sure you all could use the rest and some good sleep without as much worry. We are thinking of you all! Sending much love, xo

  2. Aw, I hope Ananya is feeling better soon. Sending little baby hugs to her, and soft squishy hugs of support to her Mamma. I have never been to Nelson, but I imagine the snow and how soft and silent it gets when it snows, and I hope your whole family is wrapped in snowy soft hugs. xo

  3. my advice (not an alarmist but the majority of flu this season has been confirmed to be H1N1) get oseltamivir (Tamiflu) in house and if anyone else has had or has the flu, treat her.

    All the best


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