Friday, August 5, 2011

We've been...

Sick.  Alina spent 3 days in the hospital, pneumonia among other things.  She has some scarring in her lungs, possibly from chronic bronchitis that wasn't treated over the years.  They did a bunch of tests and took some xrays to create a baseline of her condition.  She still doesn't eat much, which is probably why she's in the bottom 5th percentile for height/weight at her age (even for DS she's small.)  We have more appointments scheduled with some specialists and need to get additional referrals when we complete her physical and work up a comprehensive treatment plan. 

Sorry for not posting but Dad has had his hands full with work and the other kids.  We brought her home only to have to take Mary to the ER this morning because she has pneumonia in both lungs.  She's on 3 days bedrest in addition to the antibiotics and other medicine she's supposed to take.  Any bets on how much time she'll actually spend in bed resting?  I've threatened her with bodily harm if she chases any of the kids, but I think it was the threat of no chocolate that finally got her into bed.

More later and I promise; pictures this weekend.



  1. I am so sorry to hear about Alina and Mary. I will pray for quick healing! And I'll pray for you, Tom, as you hold down the fort. :)

  2. Praying for a speedy recovery in your home!

  3. Oh no! Mary, you MUST take care of yourself. Pneumonia is very serious and takes alot of time to recover from. You must rest and let others take care of you right now. I'm sure your immune system is compromised from stress and lack of sleep, so you must take care of yourself, so you can recover. I am praying for you, Tom, and the children.

  4. Gosh, I sure wish I lived closer so I could help with meals and cleaning if needed. Let Mary know Im praying for her. Praying for you all.

  5. Praying for all of you! I know you are very busy but make sure you get some rest as well. Praying everyone will make a quick recovery and that those who aren't sick will stay healthy!

  6. praying everyone feels better soon!!!!!