Monday, December 31, 2007

Update on Lila

Lila is continuing to do well. We are still in the hospital so that she can remain on the oxygen and be monitored. She still has a lot of congestion and "noises" in her lungs. She also has fluid behind both ear drums. Lila is being treated with antibiotics which help with the ears and the lungs. It is still just a wait it out kind of illness. As of today, we are expecting to be in the hospital until at least Thursday. The good news is that the Dr. does not really think she will get worse and she seems to be pretty stable and peaceful.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Lila fights RSV

On Thursday, December 27, we took Lila to the Dr. office because she was coughing and not nursing well. It turned out that she has RSV, which is a respiratory virus. Because she is so young and RSV can cause severe breathing difficulties she had to be admitted to the hospital. The Dr.'s told us she would probably get worse before she got better and so far this has been the case. During the night on Friday she spiked a fever and therefore had to put on IV fluids and antibiotics. She also had to have some blood work done. On Saturday morning she had to have a spinal tap. All these things are standard protocol for infants. These tests are being done to make sure we are not missing some other infection. Before all is said and done, Lila could have ear infections and possibly even pneumonia. RSV is basically a really bad cold with lots of snot and congestion and since babies don't really have an immune system and a way to get rid of the mucus is makes breathing difficult and allows the drainage to move to the other parts of the body such as the lungs and ears. She is doing fine and basically following the normal path of RSV. The best thing for Lila is to be at the hospital where she can be monitored. We really appreciate everyone's concern. Please continue to pray for Lila to get well and for Brooks and I to be able to handle any situation that comes our way.
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Friday, December 21, 2007

Lila Grace Collins

Lila Grace Collins was born Monday, 12-17-2007 at 8:38 am.
She weighed 7 lbs. 6 oz. and was 19 inches long. Everyone is doing great and we are all at home now. Judson was so excited to finally see his baby sister. He wanders around the house saying where is baby Lila. Thanks to all of our friends and family who came to the hospital to visit and for keeping us in your prayers.

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Thursday, December 13, 2007

Judson's Final Week of being the Only Child

Judson has had a really fun week. On Wednesday he made a gingerbread train. Surprisingly, he did not want to eat all of the candy and he did a great job putting it on the train. On Thursday night we took Judson to see Santa at the mall. Judson did not cry and he sat in Santa's lap and told him he wanted trains for Christmas. Judson is so excited and can't wait for Santa to come to his house.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Judson's 2nd Birthday

Judson had a great second birthday. The party had a fire truck theme and it turned out to be a lot of fun. A real fire truck drove by the house and Judson ran out to see it and ran into the arms of a firefighter (much to my amazement). Judson had a great time playing with his friends and family. Judson got a lot of cool toys for his birthday. Mommy is very glad because now she has something new to play with too!!! He also got a fire truck for his birthday and did a pretty good job of sharing it. Thanks to everyone who came and helped make his day so special.

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Sunday, December 2, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving

We had a great Thanksgiving. We spent the day at Nana and Papa's house and then we went to Mama Lillian and Daddy George's house for Thanksgiving dinner. Judson had a great time playing with Stratton and Lily. Judson loves to play with cars and Stratton was happy to play too.