Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Our baby girl is sick!!


Sweet little Eliana is super sick....and we would love your prayers. She has been fighting a cold for a few days....and yesterday she started coughing. I started having flashbacks to Guatemala and her little body suffering with bronchitis. It is the Lord that we found a great after hours pediatric clinic (in Tulsa). We took her there tonight just to see if they could give her an antibiotic. The second the doctor started looking at her....she said that we needed to get chest x-rays. We had to buy another breathing machine (because the one from Guatemala had the wrong voltage). She screamed and kicked and cried through the entire breathing treatment. Then, the chest x-ray took her over the top. They had to put her tiny little body in a plastic machine with her arms straight up in the air. It was so pitiful....I just cried watching her scream. Once it was over, she yelled "NO, NO" to the x-ray technician. It made me laugh. Our little girl had two ear infections and pneumonia. We are going to be giving her breathing treatments every 4 hours for 4 days....around the clock. Pray that she will not fight them....and that they will help her cough. I will keep you updated.

Love you all,
Lindsey

P.S. We got to take Eliana to Oklahoma City today (not knowing she was so sick) to finally meet her great-grandmother Mee-Maw!! It was an incredible time. I will post pics later. We love you Mee-Maw (Jeanie and Melissa)!!

31 comments:

Rachel said...

I just prayed for Eliana and will continue to pray that she feels better soon!

Amanda said...

so sorry to hear this lindsey. i will be praying that she gets well soon and that she takes her breathing treatments with no fights!

Kelsey Lantz said...

wow that brings back nightmare nights....I am praying for you guys...God made our sweet little Eliana a fighter. Love you all

The Keierleber Family said...

We will be praying for her little body, and for God to bring Mommy and Daddy strength too!

Kathi said...

Praying over here in CA, also. Hope she gets better soon..

Need some prayers over here, too; we lost another family member the week before Christmas - this time it was my mom's oldest brother's wife (from a second stroke)

Anna said...

Oh thats awful Lindsey....poor Eliana...will definitely be praying for her and for you guys as you look after her!

Take care,
Anna

Christy said...

So very sorry to hear she is so sick! Praying for quick healing!

Susie said...

I'm so sorry Eliana is sick--I'll pray that she gets better really soon and that those stinky breathing treatments go smoothly.

I didn't know you had family in OKC! We're in a suburb of OKC--next time you're in town, let me know and maybe we can get together . . .

The Huffs said...

Praying for your little sweetie. Poor little thing. Thank goodness she's in the states now and you have good doctors!

Felicia

Bethany said...

Poor Eliana! I know how hard it is to watch your baby be so sick. I pray that she gets well fast and does even better with her treatments. Thank goodness that you were able to find help. :)

Amanda said...

I am praying for all of you!!! Please let me know if there is anything else I can do!!!

I love all of you!!!

Debbie said...

I am praying as I type this!! God be with her and you all!

Debbie

Madelyn's Mommy said...

Madi just recently has gotten over pneumonia so I know EXACTLY how you feel. The xrays were horrible. I will be praying for Eliana. It is so hard when they are that sick and you can't do anything.

Andrea

ManyBlessings said...

Awww...poor sweetie! Praying that she is better very soon!
dawn:(

Laurie said...

So sorry Eliana is so sick. But on the positive side, the more she cries during a breathing treatment, the more medicine she is getting deeper in her lungs which is good. I have definitely been there!

Hope she feels better real soon and you guys be safe!

Lisa said...

Chris and Lindsey,
I am so sorry to hear that Eliana is so sick. I will definitely be praying. By the way, I did not know you all were in OK and had family there. I am from Tulsa myself. I'm very jealous to say the least. Have a great trip! Lisa

Stacy said...

I am so sorry to hear that she is so sick.
I started praying this minute!

Shanalea Atchison said...

My oldest used to do the same thing when he was that age with breathing treatments. It does get better. To distract him we would let him watch a movie so that it didn't seem too bad. It will get better. Just the other day he was sick and needing a breathing treatment (we now know what to listen for) and he asked for it.

Adventures of the Gower Family said...

Praying for your beautiful daughter. I pray that 2009 will be full of year of blessings for your beautiful family. Laura

Bobbi said...

Praying she is better soon, and you are able to get the treatments into her easily. Poor, poor baby

Lisa Johnson said...

Elmo always worked for my babies. I am praying for Eliana now.

dorseyco said...

Sorry that you and Eliana have to go through this again! I am so thankful you are in the states this time.
Praying for you and Eliana...
Let us know if you head home through Missouri!!
Dawn

Ferrick said...

Oh Lindsey, I know your pain of watching your child scream. My youngest son had RSV when he was an infant, we had to do breathing treatments for years after that, but he did grow out of it. The best thing for Eliana is actually crying through her breathing treatments because she inhales the medicine more thus relieving her breathing difficulties more efficiently. Its hard on you, but best for her. I am praying for you dear friend and believing that "by His stripes Eliana is healed!" Luv ya all, Susie

Reba said...

Poor little thing! And hard for Mom too. I hope she feels better very quickly!

Terry said...

Praying for all of you!

Robyn said...

I'm so sorry Eliana is sick. I pray she feels better soon!!

Anna Grace`s Jie Jie said...

I am praying for Eliana! My little sister just got over pneumonia- She also had to do breathing treatments.My sister is also little she is about 20lbs.... Praying the breathing treatments go well :)

The gFamily said...

I am so sorry that Eliana is sick! I am praying that she responds well to the treatments and is healthy again very soon!

nikki said...

Poor little Eliana!!!
Hope she feels better real soon!!!

Mary Ann said...

I am praying for Elaina to be healed very soon!

Ferrick said...

Lindsey, thinking of Eliana and wondering how she is doing? Praying for you all. Hugs, Susie