"Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be." - Shel Silverstein

Monday, February 16, 2009

Pneumonia Update

Does this look like the face of a girl who is struck down with pneumonia??

In true Rissa Roo fashion, she is actually feeling pretty OK, despite being really sick.  She has her moments where she is just feeling downright junky but, for the most part, she is acting like her normal self.  We think she pulled muscle in the back of her right thigh from coughing so hard. Every now and then, after a hard cough, she'll grab her right thigh and wince in pain and cry. Poor girl.  

We have changed our sleeping arrangements temporarily due to her being sick.  She needs suctioning quite often and she also wakes up coughing a lot.  It did not make sense to run across the hall every time she needed something, so we moved her to our bed.  One of us sleeps beside her for the first half of the night while the other sleeps in the guest room.  That way Jeremy and I each get at least 4-5 hours of good uninterrupted sleep each night.  It actually works really well.

We are taking Marissa for a kidney ultrasound today to see if everything is functioning properly.  We won't know the results until we consult with her urologist on Thursday.  I will let you all know the results as soon as I get them, but please start praying now that the surgery did its job and "all things kidney" are up and running.  Thanks!

Oh, and I was able to get together with my trach mom friends yesterday.  We had a blast eating and talking at Fatburger and then, after trying to hunt down a dollar showing of Twilight with no success, we settled on scrapbooking, which was our original plan anyway.  I didn't do much scrapbooking.  Actually I didn't do any at all.  I am a  newbie and sitting down with all the pictures, stickers, pages, background pages and so on, made me feel pretty overwhelmed.  Knowing we didn't have a ton  of time to do this, I opted to sit and watch my friends work their scrapbooking magic and we chatted and had a ball.  Thank God for great friends!!

Thanks for all your prayers and well wishes.  Keep 'em coming!

Happy Valentine's Day!!

I love you Daddy!!

Soul Sista!  Only Marissa could jam like this!


Hope said...

She is such a beautiful girl! I love the pics of her and her Daddy, so sweet! I hope she feels better soon, poor baby:(
Always praying!

Elizabeth said...

Hey there, hope she is better real soon. Sorry she had to get sick at all.

Lots of prayers comming from this side.


John and Jenna Gensic said...

I love the video! She's hysterical! What a sweetie.


Nana and PaPa said...

What a sweetie! LOVE the kisses with Daddy! And even though she is fighting an infection it's like she knows she might as well deal with it the best she can....so she jams to the music....and smiles anyway!! How amazing is THAT!!
Nana & PaPa

I was inspired by my sons nurse, so I became a nurse. I'm momma to 4 boys one with RTS, one with T1D. I get my therapy and strength through crossfit and take each day as it comes. said...

She looks great!

Momof5 said...

Oh to have the mind of a child and dance even when we don't really feel like it. Thank you God for children! How beautiful she is, especially with her dad! You are so blessed! We love ya!

Finding Normal said...

She looks good! Praying for the kidneys!

Michelle said...

Love that sweet girl!! I love her shirt that says, "Born to dance" I just love that! It fits her so well!!!

Sorry to hear she is going through some sicky. Glad to hear you had fun with your trach moms!!!!

Prayers coming your way for good news on Thursday!

Give the little one a big kiss and hug from her Auntie Chelle!

Auntie Chelle

Sandy said...

I love the soul sista - she is so cute. Glad to hear you got out with the moms. Always important to fill your cup! Rissa roo is looking pretty cute for pneumonia ...can't imagine how adorable she is when she feels great!
All of you are in our prayers!
:O) Sandy

Kendra said...

Check out those awesome dance moves! So cute! Glad you're getting a little rest, but sorry you caught the crud! Miderabool!