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An Emotional 18 Hours

Our poor little Berkeley Rose took a few steps backwards. I had been so emotionally strong up until this point. But to see my 4 day old baby back on C-PAP was more than I could handle.

Her retracting became very severe yesterday evening. She was put back on CPAP which inflates her lungs for her. They also reinserted her IV and began antibiotics again and several different lung treatments. The idea is to open the collapsed part of her lung, loosen the secretions and ensure that no infection develops while the fluid sits inside her.

Her lung xray looked better this morning, as did the gasses in her blood. She had a CT scan of which we are still awaiting the results. Last night was long and difficult as the contemplated transferring her to primaries for intubation. We are very grateful she didn't take a turn for the worse.

Today I was released. It was very difficult to leave her in the hospital. But I needed a break from the emotions and it has been wonderful to spend some time with the children. Please keep little Berkeley in your prayers. We know she will pull through this, hopefully we just move forward from this point.


Kevin, Christi, Wade and Max Kotter said...

We love you and we are praying for you little Berkeley, so glad you made it here.

Adele said...

Rebecca and Brent,
I'm so sorry about Berkeley. We are praying for your whole family.
Adele and McKay

Brittney said...

Poor baby! I hope tonight goes better!!

Ashley said...

oh Bec, hang in there. We will be praying for your sweet little girl... Hope she can be home snuggling with you soon!!