Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Day +48 ~ Coronavirus

A quick update:

Gabrielle's lungs are still wheezy and her cough is not letting up. A test came back indicating that she still has the coronavirus, which explains why things haven't changed. While we're partially relieved because we know the persisting symptoms aren't indicative of anything more complicated and permanent, we're preparing ourselves for another month in the hospital as it'll likely take some time for her immune system to build itself up enough to kick this.

She's receiving physiotherapy twice daily to open up her airways and help clear things up. She's also receiving saline, steroid, and ventalin nebulizers with follow-up suctions to help her breathing as well. Yesterday we took her down for an x-ray. To the right is a picture of super nurse Hailey helping her get set up for the x-ray, with a second picture below showing her in action. We'll be getting the results back today. Just another day in the life.

On the upside, we got a new room that's twice the size with its own bathroom. Not having to move furniture around for the switch between night and day is nice, and having a bed (instead of a cot) is a nice plus too. The biggest thing is the added space. After a month, the last room was starting to feel like a jail cell, and this one is large enough to hold more than 2 adults comfortably. Simple pleasures.


  1. Thinking about you guys with the latest news on another month in hospital...love and hugs...xoxo

  2. I can't believe how calm she looks in that horribly uncomfortable position she has been strapped into (sucking on the fingers as per usual!!! Wow! But I absolutely love how chubby her little arms look! So so so cute!!!