Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Holding Steady

Karsie is holding steady with her breathing. Last night she woke up 2 times and needed to be suctioned. One of the times Michelle gave her a breathing treatment and Tylenol. This morning her fever was gone (98.2*) and she woke up talking and giggling! She seems to be feeling better. We headed in for a follow up appointment with her pediatrician. He listened to her and watched her breath (looking to see how hard she was working to breath). He said she was more-or-less stable. This is decent news. He said to continue with albuterol breathing treatments every 4-6 hours and the steroid breathing treatment twice a day. He also wrote a prescription for the oral steroid in case she starts to seem a little worse. If things get worse we will go in for a follow up appointment whenever needed... otherwise we won't go in until next week when Karsie gets her second Synagis (RSV) shot.
We are really praying that all these medicines will help her feel better and breath better.

In other news... Karsie is 7 months old today! That doesn't hardly seem possible! Her personality is really developing and we are having so much fun with her. She is a really fairly happy girl... she whines more than cries these days... and she talks all the time! She is her mama's daughter! She talks to her toys and to us and to the side of the bed... she talks to anything she sees... and she has a lot to say! She has even started talking in her sleep! Last night (twice) when getting her breathing treatment, Karsie was asleep and she started talking to the nebulizer! We tried to get a video of it but it was too dark and we didn't want to wake her. I am hoping she will give a repeat performance today and we can capture it on video! She is now eating rice cereal, bananas and sweet potatoes... though she doesn't care as much for the sweet potatoes. We will be introducing pears next... just as soon as she is over this icky breathing mess. She can take a full ounce of rice cereal and enjoys it most.
Karsie still hates tummy time... and gets downright mad when we force it on her. She however loves playing in her jumper... she doesn't jump but kind of spins in circles and chats with the attached toys. She still loves her play gym. She has gotten so strong that she can kick the kickboard out of the velcro. She pulls on her musical toys and makes them play or jingle. She has also become Houdini in her bed... we always put her to sleep with her head near the wall; each morning we find her in new positions. Often she is completely upside down or sideways. Karsie lights up our lives... we are continually amazed by her strength. We are so blessed by her!


  1. I don't blame her about the sweet potatoes.
    Can she try peas yet? They are sweet.
    Glad her breathing is improving....sorry you had yet another adventure into the doctors office. ARGH!
    But thanks for the updates and stories about her talking and so on!
    Can't wait for a first word on this blog at some point!
    Love, Jen.

  2. Happy 7 months, Karsie! Wow, time has gone by so quickly, and you're getting to be so big! I'm amazed by how small the number 7 is on your body, compared to how big the number 1 was! You're such an amazing and special girl. Keep talking, growing, and lighting up our lives!

  3. Happy 7 months sweet little girl!! She is so precious. Glad to hear she is feeling better.

  4. Happy seven month birthday, Karsie! Love, Grandma

  5. What a cutie! I love hearing about all the talking! Thanks for the updates! Sabrina