Wednesday, November 11, 2009

A Parting Gift for Lulu (posted by Lizzie)


(Newborn pic, credit: Allicen Waldron)
What was she given, you ask? H1N1.

So needless to say, hopelessness set in. It felt like a new nightmare. Luckily it was caught very early and immediately started her on Tamaflu, a 5 day treatment course. Meanwhile, the fluids in her stomach are creeping back up, requiring daily changes in dosages of her medicines. They also keep cutting back what she is allowed to take in by mouth to help control the girth of her belly. She is often hungry for a bottle during the day which I can't give her until specific times and in very small amounts. She will not eat any solids, not even Cafe Rio guacamole. It makes me not want to eat either.


Sweet Lulu doesn't complain much, though I know she is miserable. Her hobbies/pastimes at the hospital include being held, reading books, being held, playing with toys, being held and being held. She really likes sucking on her bink and being held, mostly by me. She is a mommas girl. I appreciate every minute with her. Just wish it were somewhere else.

9 comments:

AshleyS said...

Weston forwarded me Gavin's email about this. My gosh, Liz! Your poor sweet little baby, we are praying specifically for her recovery from this illness and that she can gain weight ASAP! I wish I could come hold her, and I wish we could be at the benefit this week. We are constantly thinking of you guys!

Karen said...

You and your family are in my prayers. Altho I don't know any of you, know that your girl is in so many peoples prayers. God bless you and your family and may God keep Lulu comfortable in her momma's arms.

Megan said...

Liz, I am so sorry to hear about this "Parting Gift"! I hope she's able to fight off this awful virus in no time. I'm thinking of you guys lots! Lots of love, Megan

The Van Boerum Family said...

Wow, what a lovely parting gift! I am so sorry for all that your family is going through right now Liz...we are praying for Lulu's quick recovery and that you are able to sleep in your own bed very soon :)

allieb said...

Lizzie,

Please let me know if you ever need a break I would LOVE to come hold sweet baby Lulu and/or play with her anytime : )

xoxo

Allie

Jo Lynn said...

Oh my gosh, that's terrible!!! I can't believe that, oh I hope she recovers so fast..poor little girl. What a strong willed little girl you have and I so wish I could hold her to, glad she has such a good mama to comfort her during these times. Keep us posted, darn H1N1!!!

Amanda said...

Liz-
Hey there! Your little Lulu is so precious! I am so sorry for all these hard times and everything you and your family is dealing with. You are in my prayers! What a beautiful little girl you have....
Love always,
Amanda Scott Skowronek

Christina said...

I have been meaning to post about London on my blog. Was finally getting to it and I looked on your blog and saw the words "Parting Gift." My heart sank. So sad!

I did get around to it, though. Here is a link:http://getyourownmom.blogspot.com/2009/11/liver-for-lulu.html

Your family is so sweet.

JP said...

We're thinking about you guys and praying she gets over this H1N1 quickly. I hope you don't mind if I put a link to this blog on my blog. The more prayers the better!

 

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